Sallie Dietrich Brown was born on April 17, 1938, in Baltimore, Md. She died at the age of 81, on June 4, 2019, in Charlottesville. Her parents were Edward Janney Dietrich and Laura Ketchum Dietrich. Sallie was educated in the Baltimore public schools, graduating in 1956 as senior class president from Eastern High School. She received her B.A. in education from Goucher College in Baltimore in 1960, and her Master's in Reading Education from the University of Virginia in 1983. Her teaching career in Virginia centered in Orange County until her retirement in 1995. Friends from her early years remember Sallie as a people-oriented person with an enthusiasm for gardening and horticulture. Sallie was an active volunteer at Montpelier, Monticello, and the Frontier Culture Museum in Staunton, Virginia. In the early 1970s, she advocated and was involved with attaining full day kindergarten in Charlottesville City Schools. She was also devoted to the creation of the McIntire Botanical Garden that was recently dedicated. She was an active member of St. Paul's Memorial Church serving as Director of the Church School for several years. During her 53-year marriage to Jay Clark Brown, Sallie's life was surrounded by her love for Jay and their three sons, Jeffrey Francis Brown, Norman James Brown, and Michael Edward Brown, who added seven grandchildren that brought light and joy to her senior years. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, June 10, 2019, at St. Paul's Memorial Church. A reception will follow. Condolences may be sent to the family at

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