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Sally Kathleen Scholz, 63, of Santa Cruz and San Francisco, California, passed away on
February 22, 2021 unexpectedly.
Sally was born on January 29, 1958 to William and Jane Scholz in Inglewood, CA. After
graduating from Chaffey High School in 1976, she started her college career at Scripps
College in Claremont, CA before transferring to the University of California Santa Cruz
where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Ethnic Dance. She would later go on to
establish her own jewelry business with a focus on antique and estate jewelry.
An independent and free spirit, Sally led an incredibly interesting and adventurous life.
Her travels took her to all corners of the world and she especially loved trekking in
faraway lands in Asia and Africa. She also enjoyed family campouts in the High Sierras
and would often travel to join in on family gatherings for graduations, weddings,
vacations, and other milestone events.
Although Sally never married, her life was full of friends, family, and fur babies. She
never met a stranger and was always willing to engage in meaningful conversations, fun
activities, and charitable causes. Her aesthetics were reflected in her eccentric art and
home decor, her love of quirky costumes, and her fun sense of humor. She loved to
support live entertainment and had a passion for dancing. Those who knew and loved
her have been blessed by her joie de vivre, which was contagious and can never be
Sally was predeceased by her parents and is survived by her aunts and uncles, George
and Connie Winter and Jim and Darlene Winter, a half-sister Geraldine Scholz, a host of
nieces, nephews and cousins, and her two precious Chihuahuas, Sancho & Rico Suave.
She was an adopted member of the Doblick family and considered the fourth sister; thus
she was like an aunt to the nieces and nephews. While not a blood relative, she was
always a part of important events and celebrations so she will be truly missed.
A memorial celebration of her life will be held at a future date.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to one of the following organizations in Sally’s name:
Birchbark Foundation, SPCA, Save Our Shores, Red Cross, Jacob’s Heart, Clean Oceans, KAZU Radio, Equal Justice Initiative, Habitat for Humanity, Hospice, 4 Paws for Ability, African Wildlife Foundation, and Second Harvest.
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