Writer, Feminist Activist, Film Maker, Social Worker, Wife and Mother, Sally T. Barrett-Page, died on September 13th, 2023, at the age of 77 at home surrounded by family and love. Born in 1946 to Harry and Barbara Barrett, she married Theodore H. Page, III in 1971. They moved in together two weeks after meeting and had recently celebrated 53 years of marriage – a lifelong partnership of deep devotion, love, adventure, travel, spark, political activism, dedication to making this world a better place for all, and lots of fun. They have two children, Xander Page and Chloe Barrett-Page, a grandson, Paxton Page and daughter-in-law, Candace Honeywell, and a son-in-law, Daniel Rubenstein. Sally described her family as her most treasured living work.
Sally graduated from Vassar College and held graduate degrees in Social Work and Mass Communications from the University of Denver. She also attended the University of Denver School of Law and the American Film Institute. She produced two award-winning documentaries in the 1970s highlighting women’s rights issues. These films continue to receive international recognition. Sally was a co-President of the Boulder, Colorado chapter of the National Organization For Women (NOW) for many years. She also organized political protests and led infertility support groups.
Sally had a deep connection with Jamaica and a commitment to the ‘One Love’ way of life which resulted in her spending time supporting Jamaican schools, libraries, cancer centers for women and community members across the island.
In her last decade, Sally blossomed into a passionate writer and was one chapter away from completing her semi-autobiographical novel. Her family intends to complete and posthumously publish the novel in her honor.
Everyone connected to Sally knows her deep love for her family, her fierce feminist activism, big heart, quick wit, sharp intellect, eccentric creativity, One Love spirit, and her ability to throw a really good party. She will be deeply missed by many and will live on in the unity. Donations may be made to The Feminist Majority Foundation (https://feminist.org/) in her honor.