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Sarah (Whitson) Bourbon

September 12, 1946 ~ March 30, 2023 (age 76) 76 Years Old


Sarah Whitson Bourbon, 76 of Terlingua, Texas passed away on March 30, 2023 at her home in Terlingua, TX. 

Sarah was born September 12, 1946 to Caroline and John Whitson in Denton, TX. Sarah graduated from Denton High School, and later attended University of North Texas where she gained a bachelor's degree in Arts in 1970. In 1980 she became Managing Director of Texas Monthly. During her tenure at Texas Monthly she discovered the Big Bend and fell in love with the area. Soon after, she met and married Bill Bourbon on February 1, 1987. 

Sarah was an avid bird watcher. She never passed up the chance to visit a Goodwill, always in hopes of a good bargain. She loved cuisine of all cultures. She loved her pets, family, friends, and all things nature. 

Sarah is proceeded in death by her husband Bill Bourbon. Sarah is survived by two sons, Brian Bourbon of Alpine, TX. Michal Bourbon of Weir, TX, and a grandson Logan Bourbon, Alpine, TX. 

A celebration of life will be announced at a later date.

In lieu of flowers the family request donations made in her name to Terlingua CSD robotics building. 

Terlingua Common School District P.O Box 256 Terlingua, Texas 79852

Online condolences may be left at:  www.alpinememorialfuneralhome.com

Services have been entrusted to Alpine Memorial Funeral Home in Alpine, Texas.


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Family to do services at later date


Terlingua Common School District
P.O. Box 256, Terlingua TX 79852


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