Sally Ann (Cooper) Peck

March 14, 2024
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Penn Yan-Sally Ann (Cooper) Peck, on Thursday, March 14, Sally passed away peacefully at Strong Memorial Hospital after a brief illness with her family by her side.

At Sally’s request there will be no calling hours. Burial will be private and at the convenience of the family at her beloved Wildlife Acres Preserve.

Memorial Contributions can be made to Yates County Humane Society, P.O. Box 12, Penn Yan, NY 14527.

Sally was born the daughter of Ernest and Lucille Cooper. She grew up in Canandaigua where she met the love of her life, Judson Peck. They were married on February 28, 1959 and enjoyed 62 years of marriage until his death in 2021. They had one son, John.

Sally worked in various occupations throughout her life. She painted boats at Penn Yan Boats and was also a school bus driver for Penn Yan Central School and the Keuka Lake School. She loved her students as if they were her own.

Sally’s passion, however was horses. Her first, Rebel, was a big paint horse. Sally turned her passion into a business, boarding and training horses at their farm on Guyanoga Road in Branchport.

Sally and Jud participated in rodeo and hosted events at their farm. They also competed together in rodeo events throughout New York State and New England. Sally Barrel raced and she and Jud team roped together.

Sally also shared her love of horses with the youth in Yates County. She was a 4-H Horse Club leader for many years.

Sally and Jud enjoyed traveling together. One trip took them to Colorado and back. Most recently, they spent portions of the winter in Florida. Sally also enjoyed yard sales. She spent summers travelling the area, with one of her good friends looking for treasure.

Sally was predeceased by her husband, Jud; parents, Lucille and Ernest Cooper; sisters, Donna Brown and Beverly Blair; and her brother, Ernest Cooper, Jr.

Sally is survived by her son, John (Julie) Peck; grandchildren, Matthew Peck and Melisssa Peck; and her God-Son, Shane Gurnee.

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Barbara Burk from Branchport NY on Mar. 15, 2024

Sorry for your loss. She isn't in pain anymore.

Kristie Nielsen from Victor, NY on Mar. 15, 2024

I’m so incredibly sorry for your loss. Sending you and your family all my love and so many prayers. May you find comfort in the loving memories you have of your time together.

Christine Brewer Perez from Canandaigua, NY on Mar. 15, 2024

So sorry for your loss. Thinking of you during this difficult time.🌷

Allen & Mary Burnett from 1246 Phelps Rd., Potter NY 14507 on Mar. 15, 2024

I was fortunate to have met Sally and Jud 35 years ago, and respected them both immensely as upstanding civic minded people and a team that complimented each other as a couple. I was sorry to hear of Sally passing but now she is with Jud again in Heaven....God Bless them both and I will cherish the stories told to me of the old days whenever I visited them at the farm. To John and Family, please accept my deepest condolences on your loss of the Family Matriarch and may your memories comfort you at this difficult time.

Barb Dimon from Rushville on Mar. 18, 2024

Dear John and Julie,
Please accept my deepest condolences on your loss. Thinking of both of you during this difficult time.

Patrick Fitzgerald from Stanley NY on Mar. 20, 2024

So very sorry for your loss. She was such a wonderful lady.

Kim Hansen (Dilgard) from Penn Yan, NY on Mar. 22, 2024

John, Julie and family,
I'm so sorry to hear of your mom's passing. She was a strong woman and a loving mother and grandmother and will be sadly missed by all who knew her. I will remember her fondly. May your own loving memories help to heal your grief.

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