Rebecca Sue LaGrow, a Salem resident for the last nine years, passed away Thanksgiving morning, November 25, 2010. She was 89. She was born in Alva, Oklahoma on June 9, 1921. At the age of two she moved to Glendale, California with her parents Russel and Marriah Blakey and her baby sister, Pamela. Sue is a 1939 graduate of Glendale High School. She attended Glendale Community College.
Sue married Wing Russell LaGrow Jr. in 1941. They had three children; Dixie, Phillip, and Beth. Russ served overseas during WWII separating the couple from 1943 to 1945 when Dixie was a baby. When Russ died of cancer in 1963, Sue went to work for Glendale Federal Savings in new accounts. She raised her family, served in the PTA, worked until her retirement in 1986, remained active at La Crescenta Baptist Church in California and lived in her own home in Glendale until 2001. That year she moved to Salem and joined the Capital Manor Retirement Community. There, she made new friends, enjoyed their companionship, took up new interests and remained connected to her family in Oregon and California.