Sally W. Tallamy

Sally W. Tallamy

BURGESS—Sally Williams Tallamy, 89, of Burgess passed away peacefully in her home on August 30, 2021, surrounded by friends and family.

She was born in Albany, New York, on May 1, 1932, to Lyle Dewey Williams and Dorothy Moulton Williams.

Sally was a 1949 graduate of Albany Academy for Girls. She continued her studies at Wheelock College in Boston where, in 1953, she earned her degree in early childhood education. While at school, Sally “Shrimp” played field hockey and tennis, sang in the glee club and spent many weekends with friends in the Adirondack mountains or skiing in New England.

Sally taught Kindergarten in Connecticut and New York before settling down in Bethesda, Maryland, with the love of her life, Bertram “Bert” Tallamy, with whom she was married for 53 years. She was a beloved daughter, sister, devoted wife, loving mom, mother-in-law, grandmother and friend. 

After raising their children in Potomac, Maryland, Sally and Bert retired to the Northern Neck where she became an avid crossword enthusiast, bird watcher and enjoyed creating colorful flower arrangements from her garden.

She was an accomplished knitter who enjoyed providing her family with cozy sweaters, scarves, afghans, hats and of course Christmas stockings for the whole family. Her Derby parties were an annual favorite complete with a rousing rendition of “My Old Kentucky Home,” hat contests and homemade mint juleps. Sally will be remembered by her loving friends and family for her quick-wit and strong independent spirit.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Bert; and her brothers, Bruce Williams and Peter Williams.

She is survived by her three children, Debbi T. Poch of Virginia Beach, Linda T. Humbert (Harry) of Crownsville, Maryland, and Doug M. Tallamy (Christy) of Leesburg; seven grandchildren, Megan, Karen, Kristen and Justin Poch and Clare, Jackson and Cooper Tallamy. She will be dearly missed by the many lives she touched.

A private graveside service will be held at the Roseland Cemetery in Reedville later in the fall.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to Hospice of Virginia, or 1328 Tappahannock Boulevard, Tappahannock, VA 22560.

Currie Funeral Home LLC of Kilmarnock handled the arrangements.