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.

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5 thoughts on “Sally Tucker Barrett-Page”

  1. I am so sorry to hear this. I admired Sally from the moment we met. We shared many feminist discussions and our sons were friends when we lived in Evergreen. One of my favorite memories is when Xander was told that boys don’t play with dolls. He had one that he loved. She asked him if he was a boy. He said yes. She said, boys play with dolls.
    May Sally’s memory forever be a blessing that all of you cherish and hold dear.
    Darlene Pokorny

  2. Sally is gone but not forgotten! She was an inspiration to me and respected by her friends here in Jamaica. She was affectionately known as “Rasta Sally” because of her “One Love” spirit and attitude.
    Rest in Nirvana Rasta Sally, the place where you belong!

  3. Sad to hear of this great loss. Sally inspired me from first meeting in the 70’s when she was working on film re women, sports and Title XI and I was Director for sponsor, Colo Comm on Women. We met again as neighbors and writing supporters in Evergreen when Xander was about three and we were both working on film scripts. Our lives wove in and out over the years, even with visits to us in Florida on her way to Jamaica. Her strength to act on her principles was powerful! Her joy and delight was contagious! I am so grateful for her presence in my life. Mwah! to you, Sally and love to Ted, and Sally’s dear family at this time of sadness and solace!????????

  4. I am just learning of Sally’s passing last September. It’s now November. I’m so sorry to hear this news. I’ve always admired Sally throughout my life, and love her very much. She is my second cousin whom I’ve always looked up to and was a great inspiration. We met a few times here and there at various times in our lives and talked on the phone a couple times. We remember her family visits out to Malibu dearly. Each time she came to visit she shared her whole heart and expressed such love, of family and of life. She always welcomed me with open arms. What a beautiful wonderful lady. I can’t believe she is gone. She will live forever in all our hearts. Sending loads of love to the family. I can’t imagine how much you must miss her. She was the best of the best.

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