Sally Macready Wallace



Sally Macready Wallace, age 92, passed away on Jan. 13, 2019 in Merced, Calif.

She was the daughter of John A. and Nelliejay Macready. Sally married the love of her life, J. Thomas Wallace, in October of 1982, her favorite month of the year.

They lived a life full of love and traveling to lecture on her father’s high-altitude experimental flights. She wrote and published her father’s life work entitled “John Macready Aviation Pioneer.”

Raised as an “Air Force brat,” she received a B.S. from the School of Aeronautical Engineering at Oregon State University and trained as a borate bomber pilot for aerial fire-fighting in Chico, Calif. She and her husband, Tom, were the proud aircraft owners of a Money 201.

Sally, an active lecturer on her father, John Macready’s high-high-altitude experimental flights and through her work with the Macready Foundation, of Hamilton City, Calif., was active with the Smithsonian Institution, where her father’s Fokker T-2 is on display. Sally was also a hereditary member of the Order of Daedalians (military pilot organization) and served on as a director of Castle Air Museum in Merced.

Sally was also was a longtime member of PEO chapter in Chico.

Sally is survived by her son, Jeffrey Macready Liston; daughter, Jean M. Lux and her husband Roger William Lux; grandchildren, Chase Macready Liston, Kelly Liston and her husband James Domenici, Jason T. Lux and Nicholas T. Lux; and great-granddaughter Brooklyn Domenici.

Services will be held at the Butte Creek Country Club on Feb. 17, 2019, at 2 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Chico Air Museum, 165 Ryan Ave, Chico, CA 95973.

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