VANCOUVER - Former Ocean Park resident Sallie VanDeVenter, 74, died Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2007, in Vancouver. She had lived in Ocean Park for 11 years.
She was born in New York on May 9, 1932, and moved to Ridgefield when she was 13. She graduated from Ridgefield, and moved to the Camas/Washougal area where she was a weaver at Pendleton Woolen Mills. Later she was a part owner of Van's Chevron and Grocery in Washougal. She was a member of the Peninsula Quilt Guild in Long Beach.
She loved her dogs, her home at the beach, baking, her stitching groups and her friends and family. She had recently become the Food Network's biggest fan. She also loved the holidays when her family was near.
She is survived by her five children, Susie (Fry) Berkley of Vancouver, Terri Fry of Washougal, Lloyd Fry of Washougal, Doug Fry of Ocean Park and Becki (VanDeVenter) Wallace of Washougal, eight grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. She was preceded in death by her beloved pug and boxer dogs.
In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to South Pacific County Humane Society, P.O. Box 101 Long Beach, WA 98631. Please sign the online guest book at www.straubsfuneralhome.com.