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Sarah Force

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Sarah Force

December 25, 1948 – October 23, 2020


Sarah Todd Barr Whitaker Force passed away on October 23, 2020. Sarah was born on Christmas Day 1948 to Vivian Carter Todd and William Rucker Todd. 

She grew up in Louisville, Kentucky, and attended DuPont Manual High School, where she played the clarinet in the band. Sarah attended Georgetown College and the University of Kentucky and graduated from the University of Louisville. She obtained her master's degree from the University of Houston's Graduate College of Social Work. She was licensed by the state of Texas as a clinical social worker (LCSW) and worked in both community and hospital settings.  

Sarah retired from clinical work, and she and her husband (Dan) moved to Annapolis, Maryland. It was the perfect spot for a retired Navy captain and the love of his life. They enjoyed the arts and culture of that community and the proximity to the naval academy, where Sunday brunch at the Naval Academy Club was a special treat.   

Sarah and Dan loved to travel and enjoyed trips to Africa, Asia and Europe; New York City and river cruises through Europe were their favorites. Sarah had a classic and classy style, and as a young adult she was a highly sought-after model.  

In keeping with family tradition, she also was a lover of antiques. But her greatest pleasure was in spending time with her children and grandchildren. She enjoyed visiting the Lindsays in California and the Forces in New York. 

In 2016, Sarah returned to Texas to be closer to her daughter and three of her beloved grandchildren. In Boerne, Sarah enjoyed participating in the Hill Country Newcomers Club.

Sarah was preceded in death by her husband, the Reverend Daniel Force; her father (Bill) and his wife "Chrissy;” and her mother (Vivian). Her survivors include her daughter, Jaime Barr Roberts (Koby); her son, Matthew Whitaker; her stepdaughters, Margaret Force and Ann Lindsay (Jim); her grandchildren, Tyler, Lauren and Paige Roberts, Elijah Force and Marina and Dylan Lindsay; her brothers, Steve Todd (Sherry) and William (Skip) Todd; and stepsister Margaret Pennington (Gary); nephews Carter and Aaron Todd; and great-niece, Taylor.

Burial will be at Arlington National Cemetery with her husband. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to the Medical Benevolence Foundation at or to the American Diabetes Association at To leave condolences for the family, please visit

Arrangements with Ebensberger-Fisher Funeral Home of Boerne.