Sarah Jill Boretsky Wallace

08/06/1978 - 05/20/2020


Sarah Jill Wallace passed away on May 20, 2020. We will celebrate her life of 41 years at 2:00 pm on Sunday, May 24, 2020, at Lake Ridge Chapel and Memorial Designers.

In support of the health of our community, the seating is limited due to the social distancing requirement set by Governor Abbott.  A live stream of the service is available and will be available for thirty days at You are encouraged to sign a virtual guestbook by selecting the icon and below the obituary is a place to share memories and expressions of sympathy.

Sarah Jill Wallace was born on August 6, 1978, to John and Susan (Scott) Boretsky in Albuquerque, NM. Sarah graduated from La Cueva High School in 1996, where she was a member of the Las Ositas Drill team and was a manager for the football team. She attended Texas Tech University on a scholarship, graduating with honors in 2000 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Family Counseling. Upon graduation she utilized her degree working with children and adult service agencies in Lubbock, Texas, Las Vegas, Nevada, Colorado Springs, Colorado, and, again in Lubbock. Most recently she was working with birth mothers and adoptive families, placing infants with caring families. She married the love of her life, Craig Wallace of Fort Stockton in September 2009.

Survivors include her husband, Craig Wallace; parents, John and Susan Boretsky; brother, Peter Boretsky and uncle, Travis Scott all of Albuquerque, NM; father and mother-in law, Jim and Dianne Wallace of Ft. Stockton, TX; three sisters-in-law, Gay Nell McGuire and husband Gene of Midland, TX, Cathy Reeger of Woodland Park, CO, and Christy Wallace of Long Beach, CA; niece, DeeShea Sawyer and husband Nathan and nephew, Collin McGuire; along with a great niece and two great nephews.  She is also survived by her uncle and aunt, Steve and Linda Boretsky and their family in Ft. Walton Beach, Florida.


The family of Sarah Jill Boretsky Wallace has designated The Haven Animal Care Shelter, for contributions donated in her memory.


Celebration of Life

Life Tribute

Memorial Service

Location: Lake Ridge Chapel and Memorial Designers
Start Time:2:00 pm
End Time:3:00 pm



9 Comments on “Sarah Jill Boretsky Wallace”

  1. To the Wallace Family,
    Sarah was an amazing woman! She was a caretaker and a giver. It’s still a shock and I’m speechless. The entire family is in my prayers

  2. We are so sorry for this loss to Sarah Jiill’s family and to us. We’ve known this sweet girl all of her life and can’t believe she has been taken so soon. All love from Tony and Mardon.

  3. Craig, love you Brother. I am at a loss of words. Sarah was such a sweet friend. Praying for peace and comfort

  4. This is such a hard time for everyone, and I pray that your family and friends find the comfort that they seek during this painful time. Sarah was such a joy, she had this amazing ability to draw you in and make you feel like the most special and interesting person in the room, and was a loyal friend always. Even when we couldn’t be together in person, as soon as you spoke with her it was like no time had passed at all. I will miss her greatly and always remember the good memories she left with me. Keeping you all in my thoughts.

  5. I only knew Sarah for a short while , but in that short time I felt like I knew her for a long time . She was such a joy to be around and was always there to lend a helping hand . Sarah would come to work with a smile on her face and when her mom sent her things like pens and notebooks she was so gracious to share with a smile on her face . She will be missed but not forgotten. The family is in my thoughts and prayers.

  6. It been such a long time since we saw you both at UNM, John and Susan, but we had to add our condolences when we saw the obituary in the Albuquerque Journal. We’re so sorry for your loss. We never met Sarah but we share your grief in losing a son or daughter in death, in our case a daughter-in-law. Our son’s wife died suddenly a little over a year ago . The Bible speaks of the ‘sting of death’ and is certainly accurate in that description. It also offers hope in scriptures like Job 14:15 where Job spoke of his confidence of God’s desire to resurrect him. All our love to you, Perry & Melody Baird

  7. We are in shock. My wife opened the newspaper this AM and asked me “Don’t you know a Sarah Boretsky?” I nearly jumped out of my skin. OMG- it’s my old friend John B’s and Susan’s daughter! This can’t be! Just finished watching the lovely tribute but my hear sticks in my throat. We send our deepest and most sincere condolences, love and respect to the entire Boretsky and Wallace families. From my favorite poem about life and a loved one’s passing:

    “It’s just a box of rain, I don’t know who put it there.
    Believe it if you need it, or leave it if you dare.
    And it’s just a box of rain or a ribbon for your hair.
    Such a long long time to be gone
    And a short time to be there” Robert Hunter

    We wish the family strength and peace. We love you

    Dave Michelsohn and Gina Mahfouz and Family

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