Sadie Boss Jauch(1907-2014)

Sadie Violet (Boss) Jauch passed to her rest at home on January 29, 2014, a few short months of her 107th birthday. She was preceded in death by three brothers; Elmer, Ray and Clarence ("Jimmy") Boss; and one sister, Evelyn (Boss) Labes. Born the second of the seven children of John and Lydia (Buller) Boss in Milltowne, South Dakota on March 15, 1907, Sadie lived in Sykeston, North Dakota for her first four years; then, at 12, she moved with her family to Lodi in 1919. Just five years after the move, Sadie's mother passed away when Sadie was but 17 years old. After attending Lodi High School and Lodi Normal School, she began her nurses' training in 1925 at what was then Paradise Valley School of Nursing, graduating from there in 1928 with her RN degree. A first year of nursing followed in San Francisco. After an extended courtship, Sadie and Ernest Jauch were married on November 10, 1929 in Lodi, living happily together for sixty four years. Ernie farmed and Sadie nursed while living in Stockton for their first three years of marriage. It was there that their daughter, Doris Elaine was born on June 4, 1931, followed by son Robert Eugene (Bob), born on January 13, 1933. They lived in Lodi ever since in four homes, three of which Ernie had built. Sadie passionately loved her thirty-five-year career in nursing, thirty-one of which were in Lodi. Serving in leadership roles, she was active in national, state, regional and local nursing associations. She was instrumental in affecting the shortening of on-duty hours for nurses from twenty-four to twelve, then to eight hour shifts. She taught in the Seventh-day Adventist sponsored Medical Cadet Corps during World War II, and later taught American Red Cross and Home Nursing classes. Sadie had a strong active Christian experience and had been a member of English Oaks, SDA church for more than eight decades; and had been actively involved in Deaconess and Dorcas Society (humanitarian relief) work. During her retirement years, much of her time was spent in fund-raising for various church affiliated projects: the Boys Ranch, Mexico and Korean Mission projects. Sharing a love for travel, Sadie and Ernie enjoyed trips to Hawaii, Europe, Canada and across the U.S.A. Many of her later years had been spent in keeping in touch with 3 or 4 generations of family, her many friends, and with those in need. She was proud of passing her last drivers test in 1997, permitting her to drive until she was 99, but had voluntarily decided to stop at that age and turn to the driving over to someone else! Sadie has lived an active fulfilled one-hundred six years plus 10 months - and hoped for and expected many more! She enjoyed the love and respect of her children, her five grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren; of her extended family of numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and her many, many friends. She credited her longevity to the grace of God. Because of her love of tomatoes, she was season-upon-season gifted with starter tomato plants to raise. Watching each bloom form, open and grow to full fruit became her ongoing passion. She had never raised a plant before. She lived alone, resolutely determined to reside in her own home till the end, visiting in person and by phone every day with friends and family.
Sadie is survived by her son, Robert Eugene (Bob) Jauch (Virginia) and her daughter, Doris Elaine Jauch-Williams (Dick); grandchildren, Celene Cross of Portland, Oregon, Cecily Geschke (Grant), of Happy Valley, Oregon; James Jauch of Sacramento, California and Robert Jauch (Bridget) of Colorado Springs, Colorado. great-grandchildren, Brian Jauch, Robert Jauch Jr., Sydney Cross, Joel Cross, and Annika Geschke, and many nieces, nephews, and many, many dear friends. Friends are invited to visit on Thursday, February 6, from 12 pm - 5pm at Lodi Funeral Home and Friday, February 7, from 8 am-11 am at Lodi Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held on Friday, February 7, at 1 p.m. at English Oaks Seventh-day Adventist Church at 1260 W. Century Blvd. Lodi CA. Committal is private. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in her name to the Lodi Educational Endowment Foundation at 1210 W. Century Blvd #26, Lodi, CA 95240-6639 or The Quiet Hour, or a . Lodi Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements.

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Published in Lodi News-Sentinel from Feb. 5 to Feb. 12, 2014