Sally Wriggins



HANOVER, N.H. — Sally Wriggins died Nov. 10, 2014, in Hanover, N.H. She was born May 6, 1922, in Seattle, Wash. Her parents were Hazel Norris and Winthrop Tewksbury Hovey.

She attended Reed College and Haverford and worked for the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration (UNRRA) in Washington, D.C.

She married W. Howard Wriggins and had three children, Diana, Charles Christopher and Jennifer. They lived in Washington, D.C., Sri Lanka, Riverdale, N.Y., and Hanover, N.H. She was involved with Quaker education and writing and had a strong interest in nature, particularly in birds.

She wrote several books about Asia, including “White Monkey King” and “Xuanzang: A Buddhist Pilgrim on the Silk Road,” which was translated into five languages.

One of her favorite places was Islesford, where she spent many happy summers. She traveled there into her late 80s and these visits were a high point for much of her life.

She has six grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held in the Common Room at Kendal at Hanover, 80 Lyme Road, Hanover, N.H., at 2 p.m. on Dec. 13. Gifts may be made to the American Friends Service Committee.

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