ENUMCLAW, Wash. – Sally Litchfield Pabst Hein, 82, died in her sleep after a short illness on Dec. 3, 2003, in Enumclaw, Wash., her home of some 12 years. She was attended by her eldest son, Frederick Pabst, who resides in nearby Buckley.

Born in Auburn, June 23, 1921, with her grandfather, Dr. Albert Plummer of Lisbon Falls attending, she was the daughter of Norman Parker and Evelyn Plummer Litchfield and the granddaughter of John Herbert and Millie Parker Litchfield, all long-time Auburn residents.

She received her education in Auburn schools, graduating from Edward Little High in 1939. In 1944, she graduated from Bennington College in Vermont, where she majored in drama and literature, served on the student government and was head of House Council.

After college she was employed by the J. Walter Thompson Advertising Agency in New York City. Her love of skiing led to a move to Sun Valley, Idaho, where she was a prominent ski racer and employee of the Union Pacific Railroad.

On July 28, 1945, at a ceremony at the Poland Spring House in Maine, she married Frederick August Pabst of Manchester, Vt., of the Pabst Brewing Co. family. He was the owner of Big Bromley Ski Area. She became a very active assistant in the development of that very popular recreational site and instrumental in the Vermont Junior Instructional Ski Program.

Mrs. Pabst married Jac Hein in 1966, a native of Nebraska, and the first director of NBC’s Today Show. They resided in California, Washington State, and Arizona, until Mr. Hein’s death in 1989.

Survivors include a brother, John P. Litchfield of Denver, Colo.; three stepdaughters, Marianna Hein Watkins of Fullerton, Calif., Cindy Hein and Jennifer Hein of Orange, Calif.; a daughter, Mrs. Rob (Paula) Charny of Diamond Springs, Calif.; two sons, Philip of Manchester, Vt., and Frederick of Buckley, Wash.; and six grandchildren.

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