She is survived by her loving parents, Jeannette E. (Metzloff) Pettit and Michael B. Pettit; cherished siblings, Maxine Rose Pettit and Hayden Clarke Pettit; beloved paternal great-grandmother, Uma Linda Helke and great-grandfather, Al Helke; and maternal great-grandmothers, Jan Herzog and Sue Metzloff; dearest paternal grandmother, Teresa Cole; and maternal grandparents, Peter E. and Alice A. Metzloff.
Sahara loved being outdoors, art, music, Nick Jr. and Disney Jr. televisions shows, and anything purple.
A memorial visitation will be held Friday, November. 2, 2012 from 3 to 5 P.M. at the Chapel at Sunset Memorial Park, 6245 Columbia Rd., North Olmsted, where a memorial service will be held at 4:30 P.M.
Contributions can be made to Give Kids the World, 210 South Bass Rd., Kissimmee, FL 34746; or Make-A-Wish Foundation, The Hanna Bldg., 1422 Euclid Ave. #239, Cleveland, OH 44115.