Sarah Culton, EdD, wife, mother, teacher, counselor, and author, passed away Sept. 2, 2013 in Colville. She was born Nov. 12, 1927 in Burwell, NE.
She is survived by her husband of 64 years, Verlen Ross Culton; her son, James V. Culton and his wife, Dayona, and children, Skyler and Tayler; daughter, Sue C. Kahle and her husband, Ronald, and children, Nicholas and Pearl; sister, Lula Schroder; and many nieces and nephews from both sides of her family.
Sarah devoted her life to education and the advancement of youth. She began teaching in Potlatch, Idaho in 1946 at the young age of 19. She continued her public school teaching in Kennewick and Northport, and later was a college professor at Lewis-Clark State College in Lewiston, Idaho, North Idaho Junior College, and Spokane Falls Community College. Following her teaching career, Sarah was a school psychologist and counselor in Northport, and most recently, in Soda Springs, Idaho.
After retirement, Sarah began researching and documenting her beloved Scotch-Irish Alexander family history and published a book by the same name in 2002. Her research continues to be available at her website, www.houseofalexander.com . Her hobbies and interests included local and foreign travel, photography, genealogy, and writing.
Sarah’s family gratefully acknowledges the compassionate and professional staff of Hospice of Spokane and Parkview Assisted Living in Colville.
A memorial gathering was held Sept. 7 at Parkview.