Steven Dale Sigmon
1949 - 2021
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Steven Dale Sigmon
November 14, 1949 - March 18, 2021
Modesto, California - Steve (Jody) Sigmon was born in Los Angeles, CA to Carroll and Helen Sigmon. He died a month ago of multiple myeloma while surrounded by his loving wife of 50 years and his children and grandchildren. Steve moved to Modesto, CA in 1958 attending John Muir Elementary, La Loma Junior High, and graduating from Thomas Downey High School as "Best All Around" in 1968. He worked part time at CT Supply and attended Modesto Junior College until deciding to join the United States Army in 1970. After getting married and serving 14 months in Viet Nam, he finished MJC and went on to California State University, Stanislaus obtaining a BA in History in 1981. He worked a total of 35 years for Crown Cork and Seal (formerly CT Supply and Tri Valley Containers) and retired from Silgan Containers in 2007. Steve is survived by his wife Trudi Sigmon of Modesto, CA, daughter Brooke (Jeremy) Plaa of Turlock, CA, son Jonathan (Allison) Sigmon of Lakewood, CA, grandchildren Braden Plaa, Tanner Plaa, and Jenna Plaa of Turlock, CA, and many in-laws, nephews, nieces, cousins, a multitude of friends, and his dog Lucy. He is predeceased by his mom and dad and stepmother Mildred, his sister Elaine Sappenfield, and his brother David Sigmon. Steve liked baseball, attending football games, water skiing, camping, watching the NCAA, all things Downey High School and UCLA, traveling to Taiwan, Holland, Great Britain, and all over the United States. He was looking forward to an Alaskan cruise this summer. Steve enjoyed genuine conversation with people. To him, no one was ever considered a stranger. His ashes will be buried on June 14, 2021 at San Joaquin National Cemetery near Santa Nella, CA at 1:00 PM. We are not sure of Covid limitations at this time. Please note the family is planning a Celebration of Life at Geneva Presbyterian Church in Modesto, CA when Covid restrictions are lifted. Remembrances may be made to Modesto Gospel Mission, ASPCA, or Geneva Presbyterian Church

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April 18, 2021
Our hearts are broken to lose such a wonderful person and a genuinely good man. Jody was a good friend who displayed kindness and care for everyone he touched. My heart goes out to Trudy & their family as they travel down the long road of grief. We love you all and ask God to bless
you with strength to carry on the legacy of the very best.
Gayle Pingree
April 15, 2021
Trudi, Please accept my dearest sympathy and condolences. Walt would have loved Steven....he was a history major like Steve. Please take care of yourself and the family. You are loved, Trudi. Much love, Heather Juszczyk
April 15, 2021
Jody was the quintessential essence of a best friend. He extended himself with genuine interest to spread his goodness to everyone he met.
Jody met his lovely wife, Trudi, at MJC. They have two cherished children who he loved beyond measure.
His beautiful grandchildren were his greatest treasure.
As a friend, there was no finer. Always ready to offer a kind word, help if needed and a smile was the essence of Jody. I never heard him utter a bitter word about anyone.
A kind soft-spoken man who lived his life with integrity, virtue, love and kindness.
A true epitome of the essence of a life well lived but cut way too short. We love you, Jody!
Kathy Lundin
April 15, 2021
Steve was a dear friend and is missed.
Gil and Jan Jesus
April 14, 2021
I sorry to hear of your loss. Please accept my condolences. May the love of God, friends and family comfort you through your grief. 2nd Thessalonians 2: 16,17
April 14, 2021
When someone you love falls asleep in death the memories of them become our treasure. My sincere condolences to the family. May the God of all comfort bring you peace. 1 Cor. 1: 3,4
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