Obituary of Sally J. Hoffman
Sally (Mautz) Hoffman passed away in Nyssa, Oregon, on October 27, 2021, surrounded by her family.
Sally was born in Kirkwood, Missouri, a suburb of St. Louis, on May 27, 1946, to Grace (Reilly) Mautz and Henry Mautz, Sr.
Sally and her big brother Henry “Butch” Mautz, Jr., who was born a year and a day before her, were inseparable as children. Butch kept watch over his little sister as they were growing up. As adults, they would gather every year to celebrate their birthdays together.
The family was forever impacted by the death of Sally’s father when she was very young. Eventually, Butch, and then Sally and her mother, moved to Idaho, where they already had family.
Sally had wonderful memories of attending Boise High School, where she was named Homecoming Queen in 1964.
On December 15, 1965, she welcomed the birth of a beautiful baby girl, Shannon, with husband Bob Dethman. Randy Ackley and she celebrated the birth of their baby boy Kelly “Kell” Ackley on January 13, 1972. Sally’s children brought her great joy.
Sally had a long and successful career in business. She was a budget analyst at the Capitol Building under Governor Cecil Andrus, a stockbroker for G.T. Murray, and ended her career as a broker for Nationwide Financial.
On November 16, 1985, Sally married the love of her life, Robert “Bob” Hoffman. They enjoyed traveling together all over the United States and internationally, packing into the Bob Marshall in Montana, hosting parties for their friends and family, and sitting side by side for every Boise State Broncos football game.
She was a consummate hostess, always preparing a special dish when family or friends visited, a celebrated painter, an expert golfer, a formidable tennis opponent, a fierce Bridge player, and a lively pickleball player. She concocted delicious and healthy smoothies for herself and anyone else in the house. If you were her neighbor and owned tennis shoes, she would wrangle you into an early morning speed walk.
Wherever Sally lived, she committed herself to improving her home and making the community around her a better place than how she found it.
Sally was preceded in death by her parents, Grace and Henry Mautz, Sr., her brother Lee Mautz, and her aunt Ethel Brown.
She is survived by her husband, Robert “Bob” Hoffman of Henderson, Nevada; brother and his wife, Henry “Butch” and Judy Mautz of Nyssa, Oregon; daughter and son-in-law, Shannon and Gary Orr of Coos Bay, Oregon; their children David Orr, Paige Orr, and Andrew Orr; great-grandchildren Libby Alkire, Josephine Hall, Zach Hall, and Wyllie Orr; son and daughter-in-law, Kelly “Kell” and Jodie Ackley of Dalton Gardens, Idaho; their children, Vance Ackley and Tanner Ackley; stepson and his husband, Reid Hoffman and Russell Foster of Hamilton, Virginia; stepdaughter and her fiancé, Brooke Reese and Barrie Impellizzeri of Herndon, Virginia; granddaughter Morgan Reese; nephew and his wife Zachary and Mandy Mautz; and their sons Wyatt Mautz and Layne Mautz of Nyssa, Oregon.
There will be a small service for immediate family members only. The family asks that those wishing to honor Sally’s life donate to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network at pancan.org/donate, or through the mail at 1500 Rosecrans Ave., Suite 200, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266.To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Sally Hoffman, please visit Tribute Store