Sarah Jean Abbott Carstens

Published in The Washington Post on Oct. 18, 2020.


August 27, 1941 - September 27, 2020  Sarah Jean
Carstens peacefully passed away September 27, 2020
in Washington, DC. She died from acute leukemia. She
was 79.

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.