Sally Dane Scaggs

By From page A4 | December 19, 2012


Dec. 7, 1920 — Dec. 16, 2012

Sally Dane Scaggs, 92, of Fairfield died Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012 after a brief illness.

She was born Dec. 7, 1920, in Belgrade, Mo., on her parent’s farm. Her parents John and Lulu Dane raised Sally and her seven brothers and sisters on the rural family farm and she grew up working on the farm with her family.

At age 19 she left Missouri and came to California with her sister Ollie and her family. They made the trip in March of 1940 and the snow was so bad coming over Donner Pass that they closed the road behind them.

She had many occupations over the years including being a waitress at the Milk Farm & Frank’s Corner Café in Dixon and working at the Glide Ranch.

She and her husband, Louis Scaggs (deceased) raised three sons, Roger Scaggs, Charlie Scaggs and Tommy Scaggs (deceased). She was a loving wife and mother.

Among her favorite activities were bowling, camping and playing games. She had a great sense of humor and loved engaging in little jokes with family and friends. Her generous nature and loving ways were always apparent to everyone who knew her. In recent years she also took great joy in caring for her beloved cats.

She is survived by her sons, Roger Scaggs and Charlie Scaggs; her sister, Velma Boyher of Fenton, MO; as well as numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Her funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012, at the McCune Garden Chapel in Vacaville.

A private burial will be at the Suisun-Fairfield Cemetery next to her husband.

Domini Williams


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