VENTRES, Sarah Roby Stevenson Age 83, of Santa Fe, NM and Guilford, CT, formerly of Hopkins and St. Paul, MN, died June 10, 2012. "Sally" was born on January 1, 1929 in Chicago, IL. She graduated from Roycemore Academy and Northampton School for Girls, attended Ohio Wesleyan University. and received degrees from Northwestern University (BS 1951) and the University of St. Thomas (MBA 1982). She was a member of Kappa Kappa Gama and the Junior League. At 60, having retired from a career in healthcare administration in Minneapolis/St. Paul, Sally joined the Peace Corps and served in Haiti (1990-91). Sally's essay about her Peace Corps experience appeared in the anthology An Inn Near Kyoto: Writings by American Women Abroad (New Rivers Press, 1998) and her efforts on behalf of the Haitian people continued for the next 20 years, including work with refugees in Miami and several return visits. Moving to Santa Fe, NM in 1992, her volunteerism focused on international relations and community advocacy through the Old Santa Fe Association, the Santa Fe Council on International Relations, Global Volunteers, and the International Folk Art Market. She is survived by her daughter Katherine Ventres Canipelli of Guilford CT; her son William Brainerd Ventres MD/MA of San Salvador, El Salvador; her grandchildren Roby Ventres-Pake and Cory Ventres-Pake; and her brother Richard Corwine Stevenson of Sandhurst, Kent, England.
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Published in Santa Fe New Mexican on July 13, 2012