Sally J. Mohler, 68, nurse for Red Cross

October 08, 2004

Sally J. Mohler, a retired registered nurse who had worked for the American Red Cross, died of melanoma yesterday at her Lutherville home. She was 68.

Born and raised Sally Jean Mitchell in Windsor Hills, she was a 1954 graduate of Notre Dame Preparatory School and completed her nurse's training in 1957 at Bon Secours Hospital.

In 1958, she married Walter Mohler. They spent the early years of their marriage in Richmond and Charlottesville, Va., until returning to Baltimore in 1972.

She was a part-time nurse for a Baltimore physician and volunteer nurse at St. Joseph Parochial School in Texas, Baltimore County. She went to work in 1981 for the Chesapeake Regional Blood Services for the American Red Cross, where she was responsible for Bloodmobile operations, and retired as head nurse in 1994.

"Sally had a great respect for donors and what they were doing, and that was reflected in how she ran a mobile unit," said Ann Cumor, who retired as director of the blood services department in 2001.

Mrs. Mohler had been a docent at the Hampton National Historic Site.

A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 10 a.m. Monday at the St. Francis Xavier Roman Catholic Community of Hunt Valley, 13717 Cuba Road, where she was a longtime parishioner.

In addition to her husband of 46 years, a retired trucking company executive, Mrs. Mohler is survived by a son, W. Rigg Mohler Jr. of Arlington, Va.; three daughters, Betsy Combs of Essex Junction, Vt., Marycarol Mohler Skaggs of Havre de Grace and Laurie Mohler of Lutherville; a brother, James C. Mitchell of Mission Viejo, Calif.; a sister, Patricia Mitchell Perdue of Escondido, Calif.; and 11 grandchildren.

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