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Sallie Wetsel Gochenour

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Sallie Wetsel Gochenour

Subject

Gochenour, Sallie Whetsel
Woodstock (Va)

Description

In 1979 Sallie Wetsel Gochenour retired from the County Extension Office.

For the 25 years Sallie worked to provide the resources families needed to be successful. This included offering advice on nutrition, budgets, child rearing, sewing, cleaning, canning, and home economics.

She did this through scores of classes, cooperation with local groups such as 4-H and home-demonstration, and by answering hundreds of phone calls from women and men seeking solutions to their problems.

Sallie was born in Green County Virginia on April 27, 1919. She graduated from what is now James Madison University in 1944 and began teaching home economics in Albemarle County. In 1955 she became an Extension Agent in Shenandoah County.

Sallie and her husband Raymond lived on a farm just outside of Woodstock. She died in 2013.

Her obituary noted generations of local youth had acquired “the skills and education required to live a productive life in a changing world” from her.

Who is the Sallie Gochenour in your life?

Source

Shenandoah Valley Herald Bound Copy Collection

Publisher

Shenandoah County Library

Date

1979

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Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial (CC-BY-NC)

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Citation

“Sallie Wetsel Gochenour,” Shenandoah County Library Archives, accessed August 15, 2018, http://archives.countylib.org/items/show/11516.

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