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Reichert's Funeral & Cremation Services

7320 Auburn Blvd, Citrus Heights, CA

OBITUARY

Leon Scroggins

August 23, 1945March 25, 2012

Leon Scroggins was born in Bakersfield CA 8-23-1945 to parents Lee and Mary Scroggins . The family moved to the Bay Area and settled in a home in Hayward CA. As a child his love of science fiction stories and movies began and he even built his own robot out of tin cans. In 1963 Leon graduated from Sunset High School .From1963-1968 Leon served in the United States Air force and was discharged honorably as a supply inventory management specialist at the rank of sergeant. In 1969 Leon attended Chabot college in Hayward California .It was at Chabot that Leon met his future wife Laura Ann Bacchi .The couple were married in 1971 in Carmel CA and eventually settled in their first home in San Lorenzo . Sadly that same year Leon’s Father Lee passed away. In 1974 Leon graduated from CSU at Hayward obtaining a BS in Finance .In 1978 Leon and Laura welcomed into their lives their first and only child a daughter Julia Marie. Leon happily spoiled his little girl and thoroughly enjoyed his new role as Daddy . In 1979 Leon began his 30 year career as a computer specialist for the Federal Government .He worked at the Oakland Naval Supply base until 1991 when he transferred to McClellan AFB in Sacramento. In 1997 Leon left California to a position at Warner Robins AFB in Georgia .In 1998 he moved again to Tinker AFB in Oklahoma City .It was during this year that Leon experienced his first of several tornadoes he witnessed during his time in the Midwest . In 2004Leon fulfilled a lifelong dream of an travelling to Alaska for a fishing trip. In 2005 Leon retired from the Federal Government after 30 years of service and lovingly cared for his mother until her passing in 2010.In March 2011 Leon returned home to California and settled in Citrus Heights where he spent his time with his family and friends. On March 25,2012 Leon passed away in his home surrounded by his family. Leon will be greatly missed and remembered for his tenacious spirit and loving generous heart.

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, March 28, 2012
  • Funeral Service Thursday, March 29, 2012

Memories

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Michelle Maloney

March 29, 2012

Dear Julia, It was such a gift to meet and get to know your Dad. I could easily see the beautiful love between a father and his daughter. He did all he could for you right to the end of his life....and you honored him with loving care and support that allowed him to pass peacefully in his home. So good that your Mom was there with you,too. I know you'll miss your Dad terribly - let the happy memories help you through this very sad time. Love, Michelle

Carolyn & Cliff Edwards

March 27, 2012

Dear Julia and Family,
I am so sorry about your tremendous loss. Your father, Leon, was such a good and wonderful man and I know we will all miss him. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Peace and Love,

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