Sarah Westlake, 74, Was Gifted Artist, Musician

Sarah Westlake, 74, a resident of Lexington and a longtime summer resident of Oak Bluffs, died in her home on Friday, Feb. 28, surrounded by her family. Born March 14, 1928 in Providence, R.I., she was the daughter of the late Nancy (Hubbard) Lance and Harold J. Lance.

Mrs. Westlake attended Scripps College in Claremont, Calif., Lake Erie College in Painesville, Ohio, and the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor. Pursuing her interest in art, in 1950 she was graduated from Cranbrook Academy of Art at Bloomfield Hills, Mich., where she earned her bachelor of fine arts degree.

From 1959 until 1963, she served as head of the art department at Harrisburg Academy in Camp Hill, Pa. Mrs. Westlake had made her home in Lexington for more than 40 years and, from 1971 until 1975, conducted a children's workshop in her home studio.

In addition to family and friends, Mrs. Westlake devoted her life to her art and music. She was represented by the Victoria Munroe Gallery in Boston and had exhibited at other galleries in addition to many group exhibitions. Her work can be found in many private and corporate collections. Active in St. Anne's Episcopal Church, she enjoyed her time singing with the choir.

She leaves her husband, Merle T. Westlake; her son, Theodore L. Westlake of Readfield, Me.; her daughter, Carol Westlake Quimby of Acton; and her sisters, Nancy L. Bacon of Erie, Pa., and Mary L. Peterson of Southhampton, N.Y. She is also survived by her grandsons, Daniel and Benjamin Westlake and Paul Westlake Quimby, as well as many nieces and nephews.

Friends are invited to attend memorial services in St. Anne's In-the-Fields, March 14 at 1 p.m. in Lincoln. The Rev. Cathy H. George, rector, will officiate and a reception will follow in the Westlake family home. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, gifts in her memory may be sent to St. Anne's Church, P.O. Box 6, Lincoln, MA 01773 of the Division of General Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, 330 Brookline avenue, Boston, MA 02215. Arrangements are under the direction of the MacRae-Tunnicliffe Funeral Home in Concord.