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CARMEL VALLEY, Calif. — Sally Doubleday Endriz, 72, of Belmont and Carmel Valley, Calif, died unexpectedly on Feb. 24 while vacationing in Hilo, Hawaii.

Born in Portland, Maine on Oct. 2, 1943, she was the daughter of Glenn A. (Jack) and Jean M. Doubleday, long time residents of St. Albans.  She graduated from Bellows Free Academy in 1961, Middlebury College in 1965, and earned a M.A.T. from Wesleyan University (Conn.) in 1966.  Sally taught French in New Caanan, Conn. and Ardsley, N.Y., was the Dean of Girls at The Peddie School in Hightstown, N.J., and after moving to Northern Calif. in the late 1970’s, entered the computer-programming field, working for Crocker and Wells Fargo banks in San Francisco.

Sally’s interests included reading, music of all types, and traveling the world. She loved life, the mountains, her husband, the French language, Russian writers, Beethoven, and Pink Floyd.  The lifelong love of the mountains began with her childhood in Vermont and later included the California Sierra Nevada and Italian Dolomites.  An avid hiker until the effects of MS limited her mobility, she dealt with her disease over nearly four decades with great grace and dignity.

Sally was predeceased by both parents, and is survived by her husband, Dr. John G. Endriz; her sister, Nancy Doubleday Demeritt; and brother-in-law, Captain Christopher Demeritt, USN (ret), of Springfield, Va. and St. Albans Bay; a nephew, Stephen Demeritt, his wife, Holly Demeritt, and their children, Christopher and Kaitlyn, all of Manalapan, N.J.