Sally was born Aug. 5, 1933, in Portland, to Stephen and Harriet (Miller) Honan. She was raised in Seaside, and graduated from Seaside Union High School. During her youth she loved horseback riding and caring for her younger siblings.

She married John A Banta on May 1, 1954. They started their marriage in Seaside, and then moved to Gearhart to raise their family.

She worked at the Seaside Library, her love of books and people making it the perfect fit for her. She retired after 35 years, but never lost her love of books, and was an avid reader. She loved the time spent with her siblings listening to guitar music and singing. They played many competitive games of pinochle.

Sally and John took their children on many car and camping trips. Later, Sally and John traveled the Northwest extensively, as well as several trips to Alaska in their motor home. Sally loved family gatherings and holidays, Christmas being her favorite. She was most happy when her whole family was together.

She leaves behind her devoted husband of 65 years, John; daughters Jane, Susan and Mary; sons John (Jo) and Lee (Teri); eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; brother Mike Honan; sister Patricia Ross; and numerous nieces and nephews, as well as her extended Banta Family. She was preceded in death by her parents, and sisters Connie and Margaret.

Visitation was held April 17, at Hughes Ransom Mortuary in Seaside. Private burial will be held.

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