Sally (Bass) Peltier

Sally Virginia (Bass) Peltier

1939 - 2022

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Sally Virginia (Bass) Peltier, 83, of Woodbury, MN, died on 15 November 2022, peacefully with her daughter holding her hand.

Sally was born in West Point, GA, on 12 May 1939, to Wilburn Jackson Bass and Addie Jewel (Moncrief) Bass of Beulah, AL. Her fraternal grandparents were Noah Joseph Bass and Mary Florence (Williams) Bass, and her maternal grandparents were Parker Jackson Moncrief and Nancy (Dennis) Moncrief. Her brothers were Noah Robert (Bob), Parker Jackson and Wilburn Marion.

Due to the death of her mother at her birth, she was raised by her aunt and uncle, Mary Grace (Bass) McGinty and William Clarence McGinty, of West Point, GA, who were often referred by Sally as Mama Grace and Daddy Mack. Their daughter, Florence Leona (McGinty) Stephens, became very close with Sally and she was often referred to as her sister Punk.

Sally attended West Point Schools, graduating from High School in 1957. She also attended the University of West Georgia (fka West Georgia College) and earned an Associate degree. Following graduation Sally was employed at Georgia Power Co. in Columbus, GA, as an executive secretary.

While working at Georgia Power, she met and married Gary Albert Peltier, in 1969, who was serving in the U.S. Army at Fort Benning, Columbus, GA. Gary was originally from Duluth, MN. Sally and Gary moved to St. Paul to start careers and lived on St. Clair Avenue. They are blessed with two children, Jeffrey and Ashlee. Jeffrey now lives in Victoria, MN with his wife Amy (Paulson), daughter, Emma and son, Grant. Ashlee (Peltier) Murray lives in Lino Lakes with her husband Shawn and sons, Michael and Joseph.

Sally, Gary and family lived in St. Paul, MN for 25 years. They were faithful members of St. Paul-Reformation Lutheran Church in St. Paul. After moving to Russel Avenue in Woodbury, MN in 1997, Sally and Gary became members of Resurrection Lutheran Church, where Sally was an active member in the church.

While living in Woodbury, and at a grocery store, Sally met Shannondoah Deaver, and her two children Susannah (Susu) and Charles III (Tradd), and later her husband Chuck and Savannah (Baby Cakes). They were from South Carolina. Sally and Gary were always referred by Shannondoah as her mother and dad, and the children as Sally and Gary’s grandchildren. The Deavers are now living in Monks Corner, SC, a short distance from Charleston, SC.

Sally spent much of her adult life in the care of children, which she loved. She kept an infant until he/she went to school and then found another to raise. Sally had a home sewing area that included making dance costumes, children’s clothing, prom dresses and even Ashlee’s wedding dress. Sally made outstanding meals that were mostly southern and she was always ready to host a formal dinner party. At the end of the day you could always find Sally reading a novel or playing bridge with friends.

Sally is survived by her husband Gary of 53 years, her son Jeffrey Zane and Amy (Paulson) Peltier, her daughter Ashlee Grace (Shawn) Murray and her stepsister Betty (Bass) Barnes; her grandchildren Emma Elizabeth Peltier, Michael Warren Murray, Grant Albert Peltier and Joseph Gary Murray.

A Celebration of Life will be at Resurrection Lutheran Church in Woodbury, MN 55129, at 9925 Bailey Rd., on Monday, 28 November, at 11:00am with visitation at 10:00am. Memorial donations should be directed to Resurrection Lutheran Church. The Celebration of Life will be recorded and available via a live stream at

A Memorial Tree was planted for Sally
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