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Baganz, Cecelia C.

Cecelia Catherine Baganz (nee Luh) passed away after a long illness of cancer at the Carlton Senior Living and hospice of Sacramento, California, at 9:00 a.m., on June 9, 2016 at the age of 82. Cecelia is predeceased by her parents LaVerne Charles Luh and Mary Frances Luh (nee Conroy), and her sister Geraldine Mary Luh Dodd, and her sons Douglas John Baganz, Jr., and Richard David Baganz and her granddaughter Catherine Gail Baganz. Cecelia is survived by her loving husband Douglas John Baganz, Sr., of 63 years. They were married in Alexandria, Virginia on January 10, 1953. Cecelia is lovingly remembered by her husband Douglas Baganz of Elk Grove; sister Mary Ann Luh Perry of Missouri; daughters Vienna Baganz (M. Jennings) of Montreal, Canada, and Linda (Ross) Dudley of Albuquerque; her granddaughters Rebecca Baganz Nichols (Trent) Widner of Missouri, Claire Baganz (Aaron) Bone of Sacramento, and Noelle Baganz of Elk Grove; her grandsons Dallas Baganz of Elk Grove, Garret (Kate) Baganz of Elk Grove, Rhys (Laura) Baganz of Sacramento, August Dudley of North Carolina and Eric Dudley of Albuquerque; plus her 15 great-grandchildren and loving nieces, nephews and other relatives. Cecelia was born in Allegany, Olean, New York, in 1933. She graduated from George Washington High School, Alexandria, Virginia in 1950 and later attended Cosumnes River College in Sacrameto. She worked for the U.S. Department of Defense at The Pentagon in Virginia as a stenographer. After marriage, she became a U.S. Army spouse and accompanied her husband to Panama, Puerto Rico, Virginia, various European locations and California, while raising four children. In Sacramento, California, she served as PTA President, was a stenographer at Cal Farm Insurance Company and the U.S. Federal Government. She retired from the Federal Government as a Management Analyst. Cecelia enjoyed a wide variety of hobbies and activities to include international traveling, history, geography, gardening, genealogy, The Red Hat Society, the Elk Grove Senior Center, drawing, painting, ceramics, sewing, theater, performing comedy skits, jewelry and ceramic doll making, cooking, baking, writing a family cookbook and family get-togethers. She dearly loved her family and friends. The Memorial Service will be held at Herberger Family Elk Grove Funeral Chapel, 9101 Elk Grove Blvd., Elk Grove, California, on Thursday, June 16, at 10:00 a.m. A cremation interment will occur at a future date. She and her husband Douglas will receive military honors and rest in peace together at the Sacramento Valley National Cemetery, 5810 Midway Road, Dixon, California. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to your favorite charity in honor of Cecelia.


Mortuary: Herberger's Elk Grove Funeral Chapel

Florist: Nina's Flowers & Gifts