In Memory

Sarah Skipper (McCullom)

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Sarah Skipper McCullom; Captain U.S. Navy, Retired

Sarah Skipper McCullom, 64, a retired Navy Captain who owned the antique appraisal company, Hidden Treasures, LLC, died of cancer 14 March 2015 at home with her family.

CAPT McCullom retired from the Navy after 30 years of service as a fleet support officer. While serving in the Navy, she received a Masters in Business Administration from National University.

Her career included tours of duty in Florida, Missouri, California, Hawaii, Illinois and the Washington area where she has lived for the last 24 years. Highlights of her career included serving as the Officer in Charge of the Personnel Support Detachment at NAS Moffett Field, the Commanding Officer of the Naval Alcohol Rehabilitation Center Pearl Harbor, and the Executive Officer, Service School Command, Great Lakes, IL. Her decorations included the Legion of Merit (gold star), the Meritorious Service Medal (gold star), the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (2 gold stars), and the Navy Achievement Medal.

After her military retirement, CAPT McCullom embarked on a second career as a professional antique appraiser and entrepreneur. She became an accredited member of the American Society of Appraisers and launched Hidden Treasure Appraisals, LLC in June 2004.

CAPT McCullom, a resident of Alexandria, VA, was born in Durham, NC, and graduated from the University of Alabama.

She was an active member of Zeta Tau Alpha Sorority, Business Network International, and the American Society of Appraisers.

Survivors include her husband, CAPT Hugh Joseph McCullom USN (Ret.) of Alexandria, VA; two children, LCDR Dawn S. Knasas of Virginia Beach, VA and Hugh David McCullom of Burbank, CA; three grandchildren, Arijus, Paul, and Karina; and many devoted friends.

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03/23/15 04:47 PM #1    

Corky Oliver

What a super young lady, a professional person with a big heart and good sense of humor.

Enjoyed many conversations with her during school years and even spoke to her a couple years ago about antiques.

Heaven is a much better place now to have Sarah as a resident.  Blessings to her family and friends.

We will miss you "Skip"


03/23/15 05:14 PM #2    

Lewis Carter

You were one great person.  Will miss you so much.

03/23/15 08:09 PM #3    

Katie Tolton (Ess)

So sorry to hear about Sarah. What can I say... she accomplished much in her life time yet the most important part of her life was her family. Her Christmas letters were always filled with memories of the previous year shared with her husband, children, and grandchildren. She will be missed.

03/23/15 09:17 PM #4    

Connie Stevenson (Gottwald)

Enjoyed Sarah's sense of humor through four years of homeroom and many classes.  She was always upbeat and fun to be with, a friend to all.

03/24/15 08:03 AM #5    

Wade Johnson

I am continually amazed by the exceptional accomplishments of our class.  Sarah was an excellent example.  Rest easy, Sarah.  As for us, don't Cry Because It's Over. Smile Because It Happened.

03/24/15 10:55 AM #6    

David Hudson

Capt. McCullom, you have served this nation well and honored yourself, and your family and all you whom you led and contacted during your career and life.  As a Navy Petty Officer, I salute you and thank you for all of your service.  Now RIP and rejoyice in the Lord Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior.

Dave Hudson, YN1, USN, USAR, USNR(TAR) Retired

Veteran Vietnam, 69-70




03/24/15 11:53 AM #7    

Chris Walsh

Sarah was a good friend and companion,  offering an opportunity to share thoughts and concerns.  We attended a lot of social functions together and she was always a pleasure.  Be well,  my friend.

03/24/15 12:42 PM #8    

Susan Stowell (Bowmer)

Amazing that Skipper joined the Navy and served for 30 years! Wow!! I always remember her smile and her ability to make friends with everybody. I am glad she had such a full and rewarding life with family and career. Skipper, we love and miss you!

06/25/21 03:16 PM #9    

Faye Gooden (Siegert)

What an impressive list of accomplishments for Sarah Skipper! Having married a career military man, I can now appreciate her dedication to Country. And of course, to her family, and to friends. Thinking back on having known Sarah in high school, it really does not surprise me at all!  Faye Gooden (Siegert) 

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