Sandra Davey of Springs died on April 3 at Southampton Hospital after a long illness. She was 64.
Born on May 18, 1943, in New York City to Richard Salter and Alberta Ross, she was raised in the city, attending Birch Wathen Lenox School. In 1947, her parents bought a home in Springs and established the family business, Salter’s Cottages, which was sold in 2007. Ms. Davey had lived at her family’s home in Springs for the past 25 years.
Survivors said this week that Ms. Davey was an avid supporter of women’s rights and a devoted animal lover and protector; they recalled that she was well known around town and loved by many.
“My mother had a way of making people feel loved and showing genuine care and concern for others,” Ms. Davey’s daughter, Sean Wiggins of California, said this week. “This may have been because her life was not a simple one.”
Having traveled all over the world, Ms. Davey lived life to its fullest and was known to some as being a bit on the wild side. “These experiences put her in a position where she could accept people without judgment,” Ms. Wiggins continued. “She took people in and let them know that they were worthwhile. Now, at the end of her life, she is rich in friendships and I hope that I have such friends and such a legacy when it is my time to go.”
In addition to her daughter, she is survived by her mother, Alberta Salter of Florida, and a brother, Richard Salter of East Hampton.
The family held a private memorial on April at Ms. Davey’s Springs home. In lieu of flowers, donations to Elsa’s Ark, P.O. Box 2900, East Hampton, NY 11937 would be appreciated by the family.