Sackett, Edwin Floyd

Sackett, Edwin Floyd

Male 1903 - 2002  (99 years)

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  • Name Sackett, Edwin Floyd 
    Born 30 Jan 1903  Glendale, Douglas County, Oregon, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Residence 10 Mar 1986  Beaverton, Washington County, Oregon, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Died 10 Aug 2002  Manteca, San Joaquin County, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 13 Sep 2002  River View Cemetery, Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I4314  Sackett | Descendants of Simon Sackett the Colonist, Descendants of Thomas Sacket the Elder
    Last Modified 3 May 2018 

    Father Sackett, Alfred,   b. 13 Jul 1866, Howell Prairie, Marion County, Oregon, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Nov 1919, Grants Pass, Josephine County, Oregon, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years) 
    Mother Booth, Ivy Virginia,   b. 8 Jan 1880, Azalea, Douglas County, Oregon, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Aug 1958, Sacramento, Sacramento County, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Married 25 Dec 1900  Azalea, Douglas County, Oregon, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Alfred Sackett and Ivy Booth on wedding day, 1900
    Alfred and Ivy on wedding day, 1900
    Picture supplied by Daniel Floyd Sackett.
    Children 5 children 
     1. Sackett, Elsie Marie,   b. 4 Dec 1901, Azalea, Douglas County, Oregon, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jul 1902  (Age 0 years)
     2. Sackett, Edwin Floyd,   b. 30 Jan 1903, Glendale, Douglas County, Oregon, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Aug 2002, Manteca, San Joaquin County, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 99 years)
     3. Sackett, Ellis Winfield,   b. 19 May 1904, Azalea, Douglas County, Oregon, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jan 1907, Oregon, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 2 years)
     4. Sackett, Dale Dean,   b. 14 Aug 1905, Glendale, Douglas County, Oregon, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Sep 1969, Klamath Falls, Klamath County, Oregon, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
     5. Sackett, Edith Elizabeth,   b. 18 Apr 1909, Glendale, Douglas County, Oregon, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Sep 1958  (Age 49 years)
     
    Family ID F1839  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Swab-Henkle, Helen Elizabeth,   b. 3 Aug 1905, Sapulpa, Creek, Oklahoma, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Mar 1986, Beaverton, Washington County, Oregon, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Married 9 Feb 1925  Grants Pass, Josephine County, Oregon, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Children 
     1. Sackett, Oliver Floyd,   b. 27 Nov 1925, Klamath Falls, Klamath County, Oregon, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Feb 1999, Missoula, Missoula County, Montana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
     2. Sackett, Evelyn Virginia,   b. 27 Aug 1927, Grants Pass, Josephine County, Oregon, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Feb 2005  (Age 77 years)
     3. Sackett, Dale Leonard,   b. 8 Dec 1929, Klamath Falls, Klamath County, Oregon, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Aug 2008  (Age 78 years)
     4. Living
    Last Modified 3 May 2018 
    Family ID F1844  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 30 Jan 1903 - Glendale, Douglas County, Oregon, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 9 Feb 1925 - Grants Pass, Josephine County, Oregon, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Sackett, Oliver Floyd - 27 Nov 1925 - Klamath Falls, Klamath County, Oregon, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Sackett, Evelyn Virginia - 27 Aug 1927 - Grants Pass, Josephine County, Oregon, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Sackett, Dale Leonard - 8 Dec 1929 - Klamath Falls, Klamath County, Oregon, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 10 Mar 1986 - Beaverton, Washington County, Oregon, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 10 Aug 2002 - Manteca, San Joaquin County, California, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 13 Sep 2002 - River View Cemetery, Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos 2 Photos

  • Notes 
    • [From: "A Tribute to Edwin Floyd Sackett" on the website of Daniel Floyd Sackett]
      The Record
      Published Wednesday, August 14, 2002

      Obituaries

      Manteca
      Edwin F. Sackett
      Lumber mill worker

      Edwin Floyd Sackett, 99, of Manteca died Saturday, Aug. 10, 2002, in a hospital. He was born Jan. 30, 1903, in Grants Pass, Ore. Sackett lived in Montana before settling in Manteca five years ago. He retired after 30 years from White Pines & Sash, a lumber mill, in Montana. He was a member of the Salvation Army.

      Survivors: children, Evelyn V. Masterson of Stockton, Dale L. Sackett of Manteca and Robert N. Sackett of Pleasanton; 10 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.

      Services: memorial, 2 p.m. Saturday, Frisbie-Warren & Carroll Mortuary, 809 N. California St. Visitation: none. Inurnment: private.
      ------
      Saturday, August 17, 2002

      Thank you for being here today. I think that what I admired most about Dad was his ability to speak or sing to anyone without any fear or inhibition; not like I feel right now.

      Born: Glendale, Oregon, January 30, 1903
      Died: Manteca, California, August 10, 2002
      Married: Helen Elizabeth Henkle, February 8, 1925
      Children:

      Oliver, Missoula, Montana; preceded Dad in death, February 1999
      Evelyn Masterson, Stockton, California
      Dale, Manteca, California
      Robert, Pleasanton, California

      8 Grandchildren, several Great-grandchildren and most recently a
      Great great grandchild.

      Dad's father was killed in an accident when he was about 16. He quit school and worked at anything he could find to help support his Mother, brother and sister. That ended his formal education, but he loved to read and educated himself from that point on.

      In 1937, unable to find work in Klamath Falls, Mom and Dad decided to move to Florida where he had heard there was plenty of work. But, Mom's family had all moved to Missoula, Montana and she insisted that they travel to Florida via Missoula because she was certain that she would never see her Mother again. They decided to settle in Missoula.

      A member of the Salvation Army most of his life. He was a man of strong Christian conviction and an avid student, as well as teacher of the Bible. He taught Sunday School, acted as lay minister sharing the Gospel with most everyone he met.

      Somewhere in the early 1940's, Dad started work at the Missoula White Pine and Sash Company where he stayed until he retired in 1968. His job was to pull finished lumber off of a planer. That job probably caused his hearing loss because there was no consideration for worker's hearing in those days. The Company made a documentary film about the operation and asked Dad to slow down his movements so they could get a good shot of the planer operation. As I recall, when I saw the film, he was still moving mighty fast.

      After Dad's retirement, he took a position at a local nursing home as a
      maintenance man. He had a very unfortunate accident when an elevator he was trying to free fell to the ground floor and his left ankle was crushed. The road to recovery was very long. Two surgeries and insertion of steel pins couldn't repair the damage so he spent the rest of his life crippled with the foot turned inward. However, once he overcame the emotional shock of the accident, he continued on with his life as though it was a minor problem. In fact, he joined a bowling group and continued bowling with senior groups until well into his 80's.

      In 1975, Dad had a serious illness that convinced all of us that he was surely going to die. So, Chris and I asked Mom and Dad to move to Beaverton, Oregon so they could escape the concerns of owning an older home and we could assist them with incidental needs.

      After Mom passed away in 1986, Dad decided he wanted to do some traveling so he joined a group called SCRAM (Senior Citizens Roaming Around the Map). They sponsored economical trips and he went on several throughout the United States. The best and the last one was a 30 day bus trip to Alaska. But, he talked more about the $3.00 charged for a cookie in the Northwest Territory than the awesome scenery of the region.

      In 1988 there was another major change for Dad because of the lose of my job in Oregon. We were eventually forced to sell our home and move to California. It wasn't feasible for Dad to live with Chris and I so he went to live with Evelyn, then Dale and when he needed extra care, he moved to Sunbridge. He adapted to living there very well. Even though he was wheelchair bound, he moved about the facility socializing with everyone.

      One of the activities was playing Bingo; the prizes were bananas and he won a lot of them. Dale and I were discussing the other evening that we weren't sure he was particularly skilled at the game, but maybe he was the only one that stayed awake long enough to win.

      He enjoyed singing Gospel songs and shared Christ with his companions at Sunbridge until March of 2002 when his health began to fail rapidly.

      He loved to paint with watercolors, as well as oils and gave most of his
      creations to friends and family.

      Just imagine the changes Dad saw throughout his lifetime. I think I've seen changes, but it boggles my mind that he was born the year the Wright Brothers had their first successful flight, he drove a "Tin Lizzie" and eventually took several trips via jetliner.

      The only sadness I feel today is in knowing that I'll never see Dad again, but I take great comfort in knowing that he has gone home to God and is at peace and I have many wonderful memories to cherish.

      May peace be with you, friends.


      Note: This is what I wanted to say...I know I hit some of the thoughts and wanted to share this with you.

      An update September 15, 2002. I had training in Seattle the week of September 8th, so I delivered Dad's remains to Riverview Cemetery in Portland en route to Seattle. His remains were interred in the crypt with Mother at 2 PM, Friday, September 13th.....may they rest in eternal peace together.

      Robert N. Sackett

  • Sources 
    1. [S1619] Newspapers.com (Reliability: 3), 3 May 2018.
      The Missoulian (Missoula, Montana), 19 Mar 1986, page 8

      Helen Elizabeth Sackett

      Former Missoula resident Helen Elizabeth Sackett, 80, of Beaverton, Ore., died March 10, 1986 of natural causes in St. Vincent Hospital in Beaverton.

      Born Aug. 3, 1905, in Sapulpa, Okla., she moved to Billings as a small child and attended school there, She entered the Salvation Army Training College in San Francisco and was stationed in Grants Pass, Ore., where she met Edwin Floyd Sackett. The couple were married Feb. 9, 1925, in Grants Pass.

      Mrs. Sackett and her family moved to Missoula in 1937. She was employed at various places before retiring from the St. Patrick Hospital central supply department in 1973. She and her husband have lived in Beaverton since 1975 except for visits to Missoula and California.

      Survivors include her husband, Edwin Floyd Sackett, Beaverton; three sons, Oliver Floyd Sackett, Missoula; Dale Leonard Sackett, Livermore, Calif.; and Robert Noel Sackett, Beaverton; a daughter, Evelyn Virginia Masterson, Stockton, Calif.; a sister, Iris Kroll, Missoula; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

      Funeral services were held March 12, 1986 at River View Cemetery Chapel in Oregon, with entombment in the River View Cemetery mausoleum. Elmer Morlok, a family friend, conducted the service. Young's Funeral Home of Tigard, Ore., was in charge of arrangements.

      Researched by Ted Smith

    2. [S546] Sackett, Daniel; of Missoula, MT.
      MARRIAGE CERTIFICATE

      STATE OF OREGON
      COUNTY OF JOSEPHINE

      This is to certify
      that the undersigned Major J. T. Winterbottom by the authority of a
      License bearing date the 4th of February AD 1925 and issued by
      the County Clerk of the County of Josephine did on the
      9th day of February AD 1925 at the First Christian Church,
      Grants Pass Oregon join in lawful wedlock Edwin Floyd Sackett and
      Helen Elizabeth Henkle of the County of Josephine and the State of
      Oregon and ____________________________of the County of Josephine and
      State of Oregon with their mutual assent.

      WITNESS MY HAND
      John T. Winterbottom
      (signature)
      Major Salvation Army
      Recorded in Multnomah County

      In the Presence of:
      Captain H. Miller
      Ruth May Jones
      (witnesses)

      Filed for record this 12 day of February AD 1925.

      F. L. Coon (County Clerk)
      (signature)

      Bernice Coon (Deputy)
      (signature)
      [From Daniel Sackett's website]


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