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Aubrey AL Scoggins Obituary

Long time resident of Yuba Sutter Aubrey (AL) Scoggins, 76 years. Entered eternal life on Sunday, July 3, 2016 due to heart complications. His 3 children carry on his spirit:

Diana Grantham of WA., Sherry Herkal of Yuba city, David Scoggins, 9 grandchildren. Al was married to the love of his life Betty for 49 years before she passed in 2014.

AL was born & raised in Alabama where he joined the National Guard at 16 and went on to serve with the Air Force as an aviation mechanic. While stationed at McClellan AFB he met his wife & adopted her 2 children as his own.

Al selflessly volunteered for Vietnam (1969-1970) Al took great pride in serving his country and being a Vietnam Veteran. After his service he a became a helicopter electrician for Erickson Air Crane - Medford, OR, Siller Aviation- Yuba City & Heavy Lift Helicopters - Apple Valley, Ca. until he retired in 2006. He is still known as "Mr. Sikorsky" for his knowledge of helicopters.

He loved was taking care of his family more than anything. Always putting their needs above his own to give them everything they needed.

Al always held a special place in his heart for kids. His kindness and generosity went above and beyond by helping the U.S. Naval Sea Cadets - Matthew Axelson Unit in Yuba City. With his financial contributions the cadets were able to have uniforms, Honor Guard flags & gear and equipment. His desire was to build a strong program where young people could grow and have amazing opportunities to attend trainings. Which would ultimately allow them to reach for the stars.

He will always be remembered for his service to our country, his infectious smile and big heart. Words don't describe how much he is missed.

Service will be held Saturday, August 6, 2016 at 11:00 am at the Forgotten Warriors Museum, 5865 "A" St. off N. Beale Rd. with a BBQ to follow.
Published in Appeal Democrat on Aug. 6, 2016
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