Ethel Sayles

By February 3, 2011

July 31, 1927 — Dec. 16, 2010

Ethel Sayles, a former resident of Placerville, Calif., passed away Dec. 16, 2010, in Palm Springs, Calif. She was born in Sheridan, Wyo., one of 10 siblings. She grew up in Sheridan and it is where she met her husband of 59 years, Lavern Sayles. After spending her younger life in Wyoming she moved to California, where she spent the rest of her life.

Ethel and Lavern’s ‘middle years’ centered around the U.S. Air Force, moving around California because of his many different assignments. After retiring from the military, they relocated permanently from Sacramento to Placerville. Ethel was active in the community primarily in support of her husband, who practiced real estate and served as the head of the Board of Realtors. Ethel was also an avid bowler and along with her husband spent many years on the lanes in Placerville and Sutter Creek.

Ethel relocated to Palm Springs, Calif., after the passing of her husband to be closer to her only remaining son. She spent the last three years of her life enjoying the warmth and peacefulness of the desert.

Ethel is survived by her son, Kenneth Sayles of Palm Springs, Calif.; her granddaughter, Sara Sayles of Sacramento, Calif.; and her only remaining sibling, Betty Kincaid of Placerville, Calif. She will be remembered for her kind and caring nature, her ability to make friends easily and her feisty spirit, all of which were evident up to her passing. She has joined her previously deceased husband Lavern, son Gary and sister-in-law Linda in the heavens.


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