Dear Readers:

I am very sorry to report that Sara Lemons Vaules – the author of the column that normally appears in this space – passed away on December 8, 2018. Sara was 45 and was blessed with two children, Riley, age 14 and Kyra, age 11. She was an active volunteer at their school, Archway Veritas, and she was involved with the women’s ministry at Redemption Arcadia Church.

Sara penned her column “Chem-Free Life” for almost two years. In that time, she educated her fellow Arcadians with a variety of natural and organic alternatives to encourage a chemical-free lifestyle. Sara brought her unique expertise to us and crafted a column that was a reader favorite.

All of us at the Arcadia News extend our deepest condolences and sympathy to the Lemons and Vaules families. A celebration of life service will be at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 5, 2019 at Redemption Arcadia Church, 3330 E. Camelback Road, Phoenix 85018.

To honor Sara’s memory, a college fund has been established in the names of her children. 

Visit Ugift529.com 

Donation codes:

Riley Vaules J9U-M0E

Kyra Vaules 80Q-P7U 

— Greg Bruns, Publisher