Rosamond (Betty) Martindale (Davis) Sagaser was born on March 14, 1938 in West Point, New York, and passed away on November 3, 2023 in Columbia, California.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Hoy D. Davis and Rosamond Martindale Davis, her husband, Robert Lee Sagaser, jr., her sister Margaret Jane Wallace and her son, Gregory Allan Lee. She is survived by her step-sons, Matthew Lee Sagaser and Joseph Warren Sagaser, her daughters-in-law Marie Louise (Johansen) Sagaser
and Jennifer Michelle (Singleton) Sagaser; her sister-in-law, Janet (Ellsey) Sagaser; nephews Brian Daniel Sagaser and Eric Jacob Sagaser; her grandsons Josiah Jonathan Moberly, Nicholas Kendall Sagaser, Joseph Wesley Sagaser and Colton James Sagaser and granddaughters Bethany Ann Moberly, Caitlin Makenzie Stuber, Deanna Marie Stuber, and Lucy Joan Hoelting; her great- grandsons Daniel Hartvig
Gonzalez and Joseph Waylon Sagaser; and her great- granddaughters Kira Luna
Luton, Milennah Marie Sagaser, Skyler Ray Hay and Aurora Marie Hay.
Betty met Bob in Turlock at a square dance in January 44 years ago. They married that November and celebrated 43 year of marriage this past year. They resided in Manteca for just over 30 years. Her career included 40+ years working in education as a teacher and counselor in three different school districts. After her retirement from the school district, she ran the high school diploma program at the San Joaquin County jail. Following her retirement from the jail, they bought a home in Columbia where she resided until her death. In Manteca, Betty was a docent at the Manteca Historical Society and a square dancer (serving as the editor for 12 years of The Promenader - Central California Square Dance Association’s monthly square dance publication — and an active member for years on the committees for both Cup o’ Gold and Wing Ding, even serving as chairman for each of those). She also became a Draggin’ Wagon RVer in 1986, chairing a weekend outing almost every year, as well as leading their annual wagon train (10-16 day outings) six different years.
Betty enjoyed good theater and had an unending wanderlust. They started going to Ashland, Oregon, in 1983 and drove that route almost every year, only missing two, until “COVID hit.” They also began traveling, and over their 43 years visited all 50 states, may several times; and made trips, some through cruises, to Europe, northern Africa, Asia, the British Isles and Mexico. Columbia became Betty’s home 13 years ago. Betty and Bob quickly became members of the Church of the 49ers in Columbia, and she soon took up quilting.
Betty followed the footsteps of her mother and joined PEO in 2013. With her bubbly personality showing through, she inevitably left the people she
encountered everywhere with a smile on their faces and a song in their hearts.
This gentle, delightful and thoughtful person will be sorely missed.
Celebration of Life services will be held on Wednesday, November 29th at 11:00 a.m. at the Church of the 49ers, 11155 Jackson Street, Columbia, California.
In lieu of flowers, the family is would a appreciate a 12 inch quilt block in memory of Betty’s love of quilting.
Manteca (Calif.) Bulletin
Saturday, November 25, 2023