Amelia Sayler passed away on April 17, 2007, at the Tahoe Forest Hospital Extended Care Center in Truckee. She was 99 and a half years old, and one of Truckee’s oldest residents.
Amelia was born Dec. 4, 1907, in Wishek, N.D., to George and Dorthea Rath. She married Adoph Sayler on Nov. 9, 1928, and they moved to Sacramento in 1929.
Adolph was a barber in Sacramento for his entire career, and passed away in 1985. Amelia (known as Millie) was a professional seamstress who worked out of her home and raised two sons: Gordon Sayler and his wife Tracy live in Issaquah, Wash.; Norman Sayler lives at Donner Summit and Karen Sayler lives at Donner Lake.
Millie had four grandchildren: Cheryl and Lauryn in Gordon’s family; and Mitzi and Lance in Norm’s family. There are three great-grandchildren in Cheryl’s family: Kendra, Alec and Jayden; and one great-grandchild in Lauryn’s family: Julia. There are two great grandchildren in Mitzi’s family: Cole and Cheynne. Millie was also blessed with many nieces and nephews.
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After Millie’s husband passed away, she moved up to Donner Ski Ranch to be near Norm and his family, where she became well known for skiing for the first time at 80 years of age. Millie flew to Seattle to visit her son Gordon and family at 98 years of age. She had a great sense of humor, loved her grandchildren, and will be missed by all family members and the many friends she made wherever she lived. She was a long-time member of the Saint Luke’s Lutheran Church, having become a member in 1934.
Millie had three sisters and five brothers. All are deceased but one sister, Eva Ketterling, is living in North Dakota.
A memorial service will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 28, at the Sacramento Memorial Lawn Garden Chapel, 6100 Stockton Blvd., Sacramento, to celebrate Millie’s long-lived life.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials, in memory of Millie Sayler, be sent to the Tahoe Forest Hospital Extended Care Center, P. O. Box 759, Truckee, CA 96160.
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