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Sallie Hunter Aguilar

Born: Mon., Apr. 21, 1924
Died: Thu., Sep. 13, 2018


10:00 AM to 10:30 AM, Fri., Sep. 28, 2018
Location: Immaculate Conception Church

Mass of Christian Burial

10:30 AM Fri., Sep. 28, 2018
Location: Immaculate Conception Church

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Mrs. Sallie H. Aguilar (21 April 1924 – 13 September 2018)


     Mrs. Sallie Aguilar of Charlton Heights, WV, died peacefully on 13 September 2018 surrounded by her dear family and loved ones at the Montgomery Rehab and Nursing Center.  Sallie was born April 21, 1924, in Monterrey, Mexico to Thomas Seabrook Hunter and Maria Juana Gomez.  After completing her education and earning a degree in business administration and the certificate of bilingual stenographer, Sallie worked as the manager of the American Airlines office in Monterrey.

     She married Dr. Enrique Aguilar on May 18, 1946 at “La Purisima” church in Monterrey, Mexico and they shared 68 years of holy matrimony together.  They experienced a life full of adventure by living in mining camps in Baja California without electricity, refrigerator or running water and later in Xichu, Guanajuato, Mexico.  Sallie and Dr. Aguilar immigrated to Montgomery in 1954 with their two oldest children, Enrique and Sarita, and remained in the upper Kanawha Valley until the Lord called them home.  She was a shining example for all of us and consistently stressed the importance of family, education, morals, manners, and fitness.  An avid athlete, she enjoyed swimming, tennis, weight lifting and snow skiing.  Sallie was a loving wife and a devoted mother who cherished her family above all else.

     She was predeceased by her parents, her beloved husband, Dr. Enrique Aguilar, her sister, Elizabeth Hunter de Garza, brother Thomas Seabrook Hunter and grandson Roque Aguilar.   She was the mother of five children, Enrique (wife Johana) from Hansford, WV; Sarita Fraser from Eugene, Oregon, Francisco Aguilar from Montgomery, Fernando (wife Kathy) from Albuquerque, NM and Ricardo (wife Catherine) from York, PA. She is also survived by a brother, Henry Peter Hunter of San Luis Potosi, Mexico; grandchildren Jamie Aguilar, Elizabeth Martin, Laura Hsu, Bron Aguilar, Nicolas Aguilar, Alejandro Aguilar and Victoria Aguilar and great grandchilren Lauren Aguilar, Aiden Aguilar, William Martin, Claire Martin, Amelia Hsu and Genevieve Hsu. A devout Christian, Sallie attended Saint Anthony's Shrine in Boomer for decades. All of us who knew our amazing mother will remember her cheerfulness, positive attitude, and selfless sacrifice for anyone in need.  We will miss her dearly but are comforted in knowing that she is reunited with our dear father and her soulmate in heaven. 

     A mass of Christian burial will be held on Friday, September 28 at the Immaculate Conception Church in Montgomery at 10:30 a.m. with family visitation at 10:00 a.m. A luncheon will follow at the parish annex after the service.After the luncheon, a graveside service will be held at 1:30 P.M. at Kanawha Valley Memorial Gardens.  A special heartfelt thanks to all of Sallie's loving caregivers and the entire staff of the Montgomery Rehab and Nursing Center.  All of them went “above and beyond” in taking excellent care of our beloved mother. Online condolences can be sent to www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com  Funeral arrangements are under the care of Pennington Funeral Home.

     In lieu of flowers, please consider making donations to: Montgomery Rehab and Nursing, 501 Adams Street, Montgomery, WV 25136.

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Gail Clonch Tephabock
   Posted Wed September 19, 2018
Condolences to the family. May favorite memories be treasured.

Beth Moore
   Posted Wed September 26, 2018
Losing someone we love in death is truly heartbreaking. May fond memories of Sallie bring you comfort during this difficult time.

Proverbs 10:7 "The memory of the righteous one is due for a blessing." Our loved ones stay in Gods memory and he promises to very soon bring them back to us through a resurrection. Daniel 12:2 "And many of those asleep in the dust of the earth will wake up... to everlasting life." Imagine that day when our loved ones are reunited with us forever again. How we long for that truly special day.

Jeff Boley
   Posted Wed September 26, 2018
Heartfelt condolences to my best friend and GBHS classmate Ricardo on the loss of his mother. Sallie was always watching out for her baby boy. I know she was most proud of his accomplishments. Best Wishes.

Iva Griffith(Thelma Crist)
   Posted Wed September 26, 2018
Your Mom and Dad was like family to our family. I saw where your Father died, but my Mom was die about 3 to 4 days after I read were he was gone. I am sating here with a box of Kleenex trying how to say I am so sorry for your lost.. BUT you never forget them, you will remember thing you enjoyed with them ( if it just small thing when you laugh or cry together) My Mom gives me comfort every day. Sally used to tell Mother "She was family" and my Mom was so proud she felt that way. We love them also Just a thanks and a pray for the family. Iva Griffith Hurricane WV

Jennifer Stephens Dusic
   Posted Sat September 29, 2018
My memories of both your mother and father are very vivid. Your parents were full of enthusiasm for life and shared so much kindness to others. It was a privilege to have grown up with your family as neighbors. My thoughts are with you.

Dr. Richard C. Rashid
   Posted Mon October 01, 2018
We were so sorry to hear of your great loss. Sallie and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

Dr. and Mrs. Richard C. Rashid, MD

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