Sallie Curry

Sallie Curry passed away in her home Saturday, Aug. 12. Sallie was born July 22, 1954. The youngest of five children to John Curry Sr. and Ortha K. (Gilchrist) Curry of Lummi Island.

Sallie lived her whole life farming the beautiful west side of Lummi Island in the family home and next door when she married Dale Granger in 2007. 

An indispensable helper to her dad and Dale, Dale once told a friend that Sallie “was the only operator that would actually grease the thing twice a day” when she operated his large equipment with the brush hog attachment. She fished with her dad, cut, split and sold firewood. 

In her young adulthood, Sallie was in a small plane crash on the island that left her in lifelong chronic pain; she never flew again. 

Sallie had a lifelong love of horses and took all the nieces and nephews riding. She loved games and always tried to teach them pinochle.

Sallie was preceded in death by her father John, mother Ortha, and husband Dale Granger. 

She is survived by all four siblings: John Curry Jr. (Barbara), Clyde Curry (Jean), Margaret Curry, Pat Shetler, and numerous nieces and nephews. 

The family plans to host a memorial at the Lummi Island grange hall Saturday, Dec. 2 at 12:30 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, please be kind to someone who is lonely.