Sally Joy Remington, an activist in programs at Mount Vernon Unitarian Church in Fairfax County who had taught home-schooled children and worked with autistic children, died Aug. 25 at home in the Fairfax County community of Belle View. She died on her 64th birthday.

The cause was lung cancer, said her husband, Joseph Kitrosser.

Sally Joy Remington was born in Alexandria. Her parents were founders of Mount Vernon Unitarian Church, and Ms. Remington was active in the church during periods when she lived in this area.

She graduated in 1972 from Hiram College in Ohio. After college, she lived at times in New York and Puerto Rico and was active in home schooling and working with autistic children.

Her first marriage, to Franklin Dominguez, ended in divorce. Survivors include her husband since 1996, Joseph Kitrosser, and their daughter, Helen Joy Kitrosser, both of Belle View; two sons from her first marriage, Benjamin Dominguez of Lorton and Daniel Dominguez of Woodbridge; a sister, Susan Remington of Plainfield, Vt.; a brother, Joseph Lee Remington of Occoquan; and two grandchildren.

— Bart Barnes