Traverse City Record-Eagle

February 25, 2013

Sarah A. Trainer

Traverse City Record-Eagle

---- — TRAVERSE CITY ­ Sarah A Trainer, 54, of Traverse City died Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013, at her home.

She was born on May 11, 1958, in Detroit, the daughter of Joseph and Theresa (Glynn) Stanley.

Sarah was a CENA who during her career worked at Tendercare of Traverse City, Grand Traverse Pavilions and East Bay AIS Home. She had a special fondness for the residents she cared for and treated them as family.

She enjoyed coffee, antiques, music, TV, movies, bird watching and teaching her Chihuahua Spike to harmonize with her harmonica. Sarah enjoyed reading the Bible and was a very strong Christian who loved Jesus.

Sarah was a selfless woman; giving to others before giving to herself. She liked to help troubled young children, often feeding them at her home. Sarah was non-judgmental and supported others with open arms.

She loved her husband, children and grandchildren.

Sarah is survived by her husband, Scott R. Trainer; they married on April 7, 1995; her children, Joseph (Robin) Dowdy, Theresa Drake and Eric Trainer, all of Traverse City; grandchildren, Whitney, Mariah, Adam, Isaac, Emily, Carter and Quentin; parents, Theresa and Gordon MacArthur of Tawas; and brothers, Don (Debra) Stanley of Interlochen, Tim (Susan) Stanley and Chris MacArthur, both of Sterling Height.

She was preceded in death by her biological father, Joseph Stanley.

Memorial Services will be held 11 a.m., Saturday, March 2, at Central United Methodist Church. The family will greet friend at 10 a.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Sarah A. Trainer Memorial Fund, c/o Members Credit Union, Traverse City. MI to help with funeral expenses.

Please visit Sarah’s webpage at to sign the guest book and share a message or memory with her family.

The family chose Life Story Funeral Home, Traverse City, to handle the arrangements.