Sally Veroske Hunt

Sally Jan Hunt passed away at her home in Boise, Idaho on May 31, 2021 after a valiant battle with multiple myeloma and heart issues.

On Saturday August 7, her husband Horace hosted a large gathering of friends, family, coworkers, salon clients and fellow skiers to celebrate the life of this adventurous Boise resident.
Sally was born Sept. 22, 1953 in Chelan to Bill and Wilma (Cox) Veroske. She joined an older brother, Nicholas to round out the Veroske family.
Sally often reminisced about her childhood in the Lake Chelan Valley where she enjoyed swimming and waterskiing, helped with work at the Veroske orchards, skied with her family from age three, and made many friends while she was a student.
Sally played the saxophone and sang in the choir when she was in high school, was honored as a homecoming princess and won many blue ribbons at county fairs for her home-sewn garments. She graduated from Chelan High School in 1971, then attended the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma for two years. 
Sally took a year away from studies to live and work in Sun Valley, Idaho where she skied as much as time allowed. She completed her studies in home economics at the University of Washington, then returned to Sun Valley to create special baked goods at a popular bakery. She eventually found her niche as a hair stylist in Boise and fell in love with Horace Hunt (calling him “the love of my life”), also a die-hard skier. They were married at a garden ceremony in Boise on  July 20, 1996, and enjoyed 27 years together.
Sally Hunt is best known for her adventurous spirit. She could ski any run on the mountain. She scuba dived with manta rays on the Island of Hawaii. She helicopter skied in British Columbia. She biked across the state of Iowa. She rode a river raft alone on an eighteen-day journey through the Grand Canyon.
She and Horace tackled ski slopes in the Alps and Japan. Sally once earned a brown belt in karate. Her last adventure was defeating her first round of bone cancer, diagnosed in 2007, to spend several more happy years of living and adventures with Horace.
Sally Hunt’s parents both preceded her in death a few months before her own. She is survived by her husband Horace of Boise; her brother Nick of Portland, Oregon; her niece Ariel Veroske of Denver; and several Veroske and Cox family members in the Pacific Northwest and Hawaii. Sally will be missed and remembered lovingly by her husband, family, friends and CHS classmates.

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