On April 16, 2022, the world lost a unique and amazing spirit with a heart as big as the ocean. Sarah’s passing was unexpected, but she moved onto glory peacefully.
Sarah Harper Keiser was born July 13, 1971, in Hoquiam, Washington. She was the eldest child of Vickie Lynn Johannes and the late Thomas Edward Keiser.
Sarah graduated from high school in 1989. She lived on the Harbor for most of her youth where she met and married Andrew Neet. They resided in Wishkah Valley where the two started their family. Sarah later relocated to the Olympia area.
As we all know, tragedy and loss tend to hit us like powerful waves coming onto the shore. The waves of the ocean can be used to describe the love Sarah gave to each and every person that came into her life. Whether it was a ripple, whether she was riding a wave on a cruise ship, or it was a tidal wave that sweeps everything from the shore into its arms; the love she gave was always the same. Just like any wave, Sarah embraced everyone.
Sarah befriended people she met anywhere, and they became treasured members of her family. She never met a baby she didn’t adore and wanted to take home and make her own.
Sarah raised nine amazing children into adulthood; six of whom she and Andrew adopted. To know her was to know boundless love. Sarah loved each and every one of her children dearly and adored her grandbaby, Tommie. Tommie adored her “Memah” as well.
Sarah enjoyed traveling the United States and exploring the world: France, Greece, Italy and the Panama Canal. She most recently returned from a cruise to Hawaii and Mexico with her mother Vickie.
Sarah was fiercely protective of those she loved.
Her beautiful soul is survived by eight of her nine children: Saige Thomas Neet, Kohl Andrew Neet, Kenzie Harper Neet, India Rebekah Neet, Suede Matthew Neet, Imari Hannah Neet, Ezra Zachary Neet and Reign Addie Stoddard. She was preceded in death by her beloved daughter Tommy Victoria Neet, Andrew Neet, and her father Thomas Edward Keiser. Sarah has one grandchild; Tommie Armstrong and another granddaughter that is due to be born in August. Sarah is also survived by her mother Vickie Johannes, stepfather David Johannes and siblings: Tom Keiser, Rebekah Keiser, Matthew Keiser, Carrie Johannes, Zachary Johannes and Hannah Johannes.
Even though Sarah was taken from us way too soon, she would want us to celebrate her life. The family would like to invite friends to a celebration of life on Saturday, July 16 from 3 to 6 p.m. at Steamboat Island’s Prosperity Grange in Olympia, Washington.