Sallie T. Grigsby Retired secretary

November 19, 1990

A memorial service for Sallie Thompson Grigsby, a retired employee of the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, will be at 1 p.m. tomorrow at the Epworth United Methodist Church in Rehoboth Beach, Del.

Mrs. Grigsby, 79, died of cancer Saturday at her Rehoboth Beach home.

A native of Tennessee, she moved with her family to Baltimore in 1919 and graduated from Girls Latin School.

Following her marriage to Robert E. Grigsby Jr. in 1936, the couple moved to Montgomery County. They lived there until she retired in 1975 and moved to Delaware.

Mrs. Grigsby worked 13 years for APL as a secretary and assistant to engineers at the Laurel research facility.

Active in community affairs, she was co-founder of the Rehoboth Flower Club and a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, the National Society Daughters of the American Colonists, the Village Improvement Association, the Rehoboth Art League and Rehoboth Beach Country Club.

Mrs. Grigsby was a member of Epworth United Methodist Church and a co-founder of the National Grigsby Family Society. Her hobbies included gardening, needlework, ceramics and bridge.

She was the daughter of J. Cary and Mabel Beasley Thompson.

Survivors include her husband; three daughters, Susan G. Margach of Rochester, N.Y., Pamela G. Cohan of Atlanta, Ga., and Sally DeSantis of Cherry Hill, N.J.; two sisters, Sue T. Wilson and Ida T. Sandidge, both of San Antonio, Texas; a brother, J. Cary Thompson Jr. of Dallas, Texas; and nine grandchildren.

The family suggested that contributions be made to the Visiting Nurses Association of Delaware or the Delaware Hospice.

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