Dr. Sally Lloyd Woelfel, Ph.D. passed away peacefully at the age of 72 on August 8, 2019 at home in Roseville CA. Born in Cleveland Ohio, Dr. Sal was a life-long scholar of literature and a lover of the arts.
Dr. Sal was the first woman in her family to graduate with an advanced degree. She left Ohio and received her undergraduate degree at Bennington, followed by her master’s degree at Columbia University, and a Doctorate at Tufts University. She was a professor of English at Stanford, Academy of Art, and A.S.U. Dr. Sal was an outstanding teacher and student favorite with her captivating theatrical teaching style and commitment to their learning. She believed strongly in the power of education for women and encouraged all of her students in the pursuit of higher education.
The central nexus of all of Dr. Sal’s personal passions was creative expression. She was an arts advocate in the Bay Area, and worked hard to garner funding and housing for starving artists. Her Mother, Phyllis Lloyd (deceased), was an artist, and they spent many hours joyfully exploring modern art galleries together.
Dr. Sal was also an avid gardener who loved flowers and was always planning her latest cut-garden assortment, or in pursuit of a garden pot with character.
When not teaching, gardening or advocating for the arts, Dr. Sal was an international traveler with her husband, Bruce Woelfel. Discovering new bookstores and coffee houses with him was one of the things that she loved the most.
Dr. Sal leaves behind her husband, Bruce Woelfel, daughter, Leslie Hahn, and grandson, Dylan Blaney.