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Loretta Sammons, 86, went home to be with Jesus, December 23, 2013. She was born May 20, 1927, in Sacramento, CA to Jack & Leola White.
Loretta lived in the Yuba County area for 50 years. After her retirement in the medical profession, she traveled with her husband and spent time fishing and camping.
Loretta married John Sammons in 1967. They were married 46 years. Loretta enjoyed crocheting, reading, and sewing for her grandchildren.
Loretta is survived by her daughter Margie (Bill) Rollins and Cindy (Sam) Stassi both of Marysville, CA; her six grandchildren and two great - grandchildren; "adopted" daughter, Kerry Conroy; step-son, Kenny Sammons (Millie); and several nieces and nephews.
Loretta was preceded in death by her husband, John Sammons; son, Richard Moore; her mother Leola White and father, Jack White; two brothers, James White and Robert White; and her sister, Patsy Howell.
I Am Not There ...
Do not stand at my grave and weep.
I am not there.
I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow.
I am the diamond
glints on snow.
I am the sunlight on
I am the gentle
autumn rain ...
When you awaken in the morning's hush,
I am the swift
up-flinging of quiet birds in circling flight ...
I am the soft star that shines at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry.
I am not there ...
I did not die ...
A private burial will be held by the family at Keystone Cemetery, Dobbins, CA.
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Published in Appeal Democrat from Dec. 29 to Dec. 30, 2013