Eda Mae Sagar, 94, of Oakdale died on Sunday, Nov. 8 at Memorial Medical Center, Modesto.
She was born in San Francisco. She loved the city and its natural beauty. She fondly remembered walking across the Golden Gate Bridge upon its completion in 1937.
She graduated from Lowell High School in San Francisco and later attended Cogswell Polytechnical College. She lived in Redwood City for many years and worked for San Mateo County. She moved to Oakdale in 1987.
She was proud of her Portuguese heritage, and as a girl liked visiting her family’s farm in the Centerville area of what is now Fremont. Joseph Street in Fremont is named for her family.
She loved to dress well and listened to Barbra Streisand, Tony Bennett and Andre Reiu. She also enjoyed spending time with family and friends and sipping the finest champagne.
She is survived by her daughter, Gail Altieri of Oakdale; grandson, Jason Montiel, granddaughter-in-law, Lisa Gardiner; great-grandson, Adam Montiel; great-granddaughter, Caroline Mae Montiel, all of Sacramento; brother-in-law, Bill Sagar of Fairfax; nephew, Joaquin Horton of San Rafael; and niece, Karly Zeno of Bolinas.
She was preceded in death by husband, Charles Sagar; husband, Jack Polk; sister, Lee Walker; brother, Bill Joseph; and son-in-law, Don Altieri.
A celebration of her life will be from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 9 at the Knights Ferry Community Club.
Her family asks that remembrances be sent in her name to the Oakdale Senior Citizens Foundation, 450 East A St., Oakdale, CA 95361.
The Oakdale (Calif.) Leader
Nov. 18, 2009