Sarah Mbabazi Muherya Begumisa was born to Rev. Canon Muherya Atenyi and his wife Erina Muherya Amooti on 21 June 1946.
She was the sixth child of the eight that the couple had and she has been the only one standing until last Saturday night when she also went to be with her creator.
She started her studies from Duhaga Girls School in Hoima district and later went to Nyakasura School in Fort Portal, leaving with qualifications of a primary school teacher. After qualifying she returned to Masindi and taught in a number of schools in the early 70’s. It is during this time that she met a gentleman called John Begumisa, a Uganda Electricity Board Engineer.
They were married shortly after their meeting and were blessed with seven children; Godfrey, Patrick (RIP), Edgar (RIP), Kevin, Sonia, Sheila and Wycliffe.
After leaving her teaching career she was a housewife and was also very industrious furthering her learning with different courses and setting up several projects. This was in Nairobi, Kenya where her husband was working at that time with the East African Airways.
Sadly, years later Sarah lost her loving husband. At that time, their children were still young but her fighting spirit and resilience helped her raise all of them and mold them into responsible men and women.
In addition to her role as a house wife, she was also an astute business lady and farmer. She was among the first Uganda-Dubai traders of the late 1980s dealing in textiles and other items.
In the late 1990s, she joined the Single Mothers Association of Uganda through which she” mothered” many orphans and has died still doing so. Sarah’s heart was so large paying fees, mentoring donating to many.
By the time she left the Association in 2000 she was its Administrator and she left a big foot print, according to the head then, Diana Nyonyintono.
She was known as a ‘No nonsense person’, very active and focused and above all she was a God fearing person.
Sarah had a sense of humor with her famous one liners that left many with a smile and cheerful spirit.
She has left a mark on many and her legacy will live you.
There will be funeral service at All Saints Cathedral, Nakasero on Wednesday 10th November,2021 starting at 10:00am, thereafter vigil at their ancestral home in Kicumbi-Kabale.
Burial will take place at their ancestral home in Kicumbi Kabale starting with a requiem mass at Kicumbi Catholic Church Kabale at 10:00am on Thursday 11th November,2021.
Informed are: Bishop Kabale Diocese, Archbishop Kabale Diocese, Area member of Parliament Hon. David Bahati, Woman member of parliament Hon. Catherine Ndamira, Relatives, Friends and In-laws
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May her soul rest in peace.