Mary Lee 'Sally' McGill-Eagan, 74, passed away Apr. 11, 2013. Born on Jan. 17, 1939, to Lillian A. Garrison-Connell and Edward S. Weimerskirch. Survived by her children, Patrick (Lori ) McGill and Randel (Johnna) McGill; grandchildren, Jason, Sean (Kylie), Alex, Austen, and Megan; great-grandchild, Tyler J.; brother, Paul (Lillian) Hodges, and their children, Laurie (Guy) Pieratt and Melissa (Justin) Warren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her parents; husband, William Eagan; and her beloved dog, Gidget. Sally retired from USC-Pueblo as the Director of Communications for the college and was previously professor of Mass Communications. She enjoyed her colleagues and students. She also worked as a public relations coordinator at the Colorado State Fair and was involved and well-respected with the media community. Her favorite times included her childhood growing up in Panama. Sally loved to swim, play tennis, and bowl. She had a wonderful sense of humor, was very gracious, and will be greatly missed. At her request, cremation with no service. Donations in her name may be made to Pueblo Animal Welfare, P.O. Box 11208, Pueblo, CO 81001, or Sangre de Cristo Hospice, 1207 Pueblo Blvd. Way, Pueblo, CO 81005. Online condolences, www.montgomerysteward.com

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  1. Sally had moved to an administrative position at USC when I was a mass comm student there, and she was always quite helpful in providing information for stories in the Today. She was a warm, friendly person and was my privilege to have known her.

  2. Sally was a great teacher and a lot of fun. I had her for a number of news-editorial classes and she was a tremendous help to me. I will always remember her fondly.

  3. I had Sally for News, Editorial and Magazine Writing when I was a Mass Comm major at USC. I have since had two careers — the first as a journalist, the second as an attorney. I don’t think I would have been a success at either of them had it not been for the writing skills I got from Sally’s classes. She was a great lady and left us all with the understanding that second-rate work won’t be tolerated among true professionals.

  4. We are so sorry to hear the news about Sally. She was married to my father William Eagan. We enjoyed knowing Sally and her family. Although we live in Texas we enjoyed visiting when we were up in Pueblo. Our thoughts are with her family at this time.
    Evelyn And Mike Currie.

  5. Sally was an engaging and dedicated teacher in Mass Communications and a gracious friend. Her “sparkling verbs” and attention to student learning are legendary. I will miss her smile and her thoughtfulness.

    Trish Orman

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