A Celebration of Life gathering for Sally Elizabeth Stark, 84, will be from 3:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 19, 2022, at Rose-Neath Funeral Home’s Bossier Chapel, 2201 Airline Drive, Bossier City, Louisiana. The gathering will be an informal come-and-go visitation. Family, friends, and caregivers are welcome to attend. Interment will be at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia.
Sally was born August 14, 1938, in New Malden, Surrey, England, to John Henry Collingridge and Ivy Millicent “Kelly” Collingridge and passed away on November 10, 2022, in Bossier City, Louisiana.
Sally was a devoted Air Force wife to her husband, Charles Henry Stark (married June 14, 1962), and moved with him from Bermuda to Washington D.C., then Illinois, Nebraska, Missouri, and finally Louisiana. In addition to being a homemaker, she worked administrative jobs in construction, industry, real estate, travel, and insurance. She was a past member of the British Wives Club and the Officers’ Wives Club at Barksdale Air Force Base, where she was also a long-time member of the Base Chapel Handbell Choir. Later in life, she and Charles joined the Krewe of Centaur and a bowling league on base. She and Charles were avid travelers and flew twice a year to Paradise Village in Nueva Vallarta, Mexico, where the couple made many friends.
Sally is preceded in death by her parents, John and Ivy Collingridge; a son, John Charles Collingridge Stark; and husband, Charles Henry Stark (Retired Captain, U.S. Air Force). She is survived by her sons, Anthony Stark of Bossier City, LA, and Keith Stark and wife, Ashley of Denham Springs, LA; daughters Linda Bobo and husband, Billy of Nacogdoches, TX, and Ann Penot and husband, Tim, of McKinney, TX; grandchildren Nicholas and Zachary Stark, Parker and Kaitlin Bobo, and Timothy, Alec, and Tristan Penot; great-grandson Brantley Stark; and many in-laws, cousins, nieces, and nephews.
The family would like to thank the staff of Pilgrim Manor Nursing Home and Intensive Specialty Hospital for their loving care.