Sally R. House
March 14, 1926 – May 2, 2018
Sally R. House Sally House of Potsdam, NY completed a full and active life on Wednesday, May 2, at the age of 92. She and her husband Larry lived in Plattsburgh and Malone prior to moving to Potsdam. A lifelong Christian Scientist, Sally was active for many years in the Christian Science churches in Plattsburgh and Potsdam; she also assisted with services and spiritual advice at the Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora. Sally worked for nearly 20 years in various administrative capacities at Plattsburgh High School. Her other activities included membership in the Daughters of the American Revolution, the Clinton and Franklin County historical societies, the Malone Altrurian Club and the Literacy Volunteers in Malone. With her husband, she was a Charter Member and served as an officer of the Almanzo & Laura Ingalls Wilder Association, and was instrumental in restoration of the Almanzo Wilder Farm outside of Malone. Throughout her lifetime, Sally enjoyed spending time during summer at the family camp on Lake Titus near Malone. She served on the Lake Titus Protective Association’s Board of Trustees, and for several years instructed dozens of the lake’s youngsters on safe boating through the New York State Young Boatman Course. She also played golf over many summers at Malone Golf Club, and enjoyed winter skiing at areas near Plattsburgh and Malone. A mother to four children, her survivors include eight grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be planned for the summertime in Malone; there will be no calling hours. Donations to the Lake Titus Protective Association Endowment Fund (http://ltpa.mylaketown.com/LTPA-endowment ) and the Almanzo Wilder Association (http://almanzosgeneralstore.com/make-a-donation ) will be welcomed in lieu of flowers.
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May 9, 2018
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time. Keep your wonderful memories close to your heart.
She was always such a welcoming, friendly person at her camp on the lake and at family events. We always enjoyed our visits with her and her bright smile.
She was a special lady to all her family and her extended family.
Doug and Nancy
May 8, 2018
I count myself lucky to have met Sally through my years connected with Almanzo Wilder Farm. She was a wonderful lady -- always inspiring -- who holds a special place in our hearts. The obituary photo captures her gentle spirit. RIP, Sally.
Connie Ryle Neumann
May 8, 2018
Both Sally and Larry House were my first contacts with the Almanzo and Laura Ingalls Wilder Historic Farm in Malone over 20 years ago and they welcomed me there for a first visit from Colorado in 2000. I always appreciated Sally's contagious enthusiasm for her family and the preservation of local history. Even though we only met in person a few times, Sally always remembered our chats and shared passions in preserving Wilder history for future generations. My sincere condolences to all the extended House family.
May 8, 2018
I met Sally in the early 80s and attended a Laura Ingalls Wilder event at her house in Malone. Over the years I've made many trips back to New York and always included a visit with Sally. Sometimes we just shared memories and thoughts at her home and other times we would go out to lunch. Her enthusiasm
never dwindled! Bernice Scott and I enjoyed a fun day at the camp on Lake Titus with Sally and Larry.
I will miss her Christmas cards!
She will always be remembered for her beautiful smile. Cherish your memories.