HEYDEN: Sarah Heyden, long-time resident of Poway and Rancho Bernardo California, passed away Sunday, January 20, 2013 in Houston, Texas. Born to John and Bess English in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Her father John passed away when Sarah was an infant and Bess later married Sidney Himelblau. Sidney adopted Sarah and he raised Sarah as his own with Bess. Sarah had one sister, Jeanne Rascoe. She was married to beloved husband, Sam Heyden for 37 years until his passing. Sarah earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Pittsburgh and a bachelor’s degree in fine arts from Chatham College in Pittsburgh. She was active with the Girl Scouts of America.
Sarah later married Cantor Herman Weisberg, with whom she moved to Poway, CA. She was a member of art clubs in Rancho Bernardo and Poway, and participated in many art seminars. Sarah loved painting skies and sunsets. Funeral services were held January 23, 2013 at Emanu El Memorial Park in Houston, Texas. Sarah is survived by her daughters Leslie Heyden of Richmond, California and Nancy Heyden of Houston, Texas, her son John Heyden of Palm Springs, California, her granddaughter Lilla Heyden of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and her great-grandson Dillon Nudie, also of Pittsburgh. Donations in her memory may be made to the University of California San Diego Shiley Eye Center, 9415 Campus Point Dr, La Jolla, California 92093-0946.