|Sarah Jean Abbott Carstens
Published in The Washington Post on Oct. 18, 2020.
SARAH JEAN CARSTENS
August 27, 1941 - September 27, 2020 Sarah Jean
Carstens peacefully passed away September 27, 2020
in Washington, DC. She died from acute leukemia. She
Sarah (nee Abbott) grew up in Pennsylvania and
Washington, where she graduated from Western High
School (1960), studied art at the Corcoran, worked as an executive assistant, and met
her German-born husband of 53 years. They lived in Paris, Nairobi and Washington.
Sarah was a very kind and caring person. She loved to paint, travel, read, garden, cook,
watch movies, and spend time with family at a summer home in Cape May, NJ.
She is survived by her husband, Reimer O. Carstens, of Chevy Chase, MD, son Karl, also
of Chevy Chase, and daughter, Karen, of Washington, DC.
Memorial services are private.