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Ollie "Sally" M. Sicotte (Caffey)

February 4, 1915 - July 20, 2018

Celebration of life will be at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, August 11, at Sweet Home Christian Church.

Final burial was at Willamette National.

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Ollie “Sally” M. Sicotte, 103, of Sweet Home, Oregon passed away Friday, July 20. She was born in Comyn, Texas to William H. and Mary J. (Swanner) Caffey.

She was married to retired Army Sergeant Kenneth C. Sicotte for most of her life. He was a veteran of WWII and the Korean War. He passed away in 1984. Sally will be buried with him at the Willamette National Cemetery in Portland, Oregon.

Sally lived in Comyn and DeLeon, Texas, El Monte, Baldwin Park, and West Covina, California, Osaka, Japan, Landstuhl, Germany and Salem, Oregon. She moved to Sweet Home in 1984 after the death of her husband.

She worked in retail and real estate sales, and raised aquarium fish for sale. She attended Sweet Home Christian Church.

Sally loved gardening, quilting, cooking, canning, playing Word Find puzzles, Solitaire, and reading.

Sally, as she was known to her friends and family, lived a long and full life. Through her life and her death, she trusted fully in her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. She firmly believed the Bible was inspired by God and she read it daily. She attributed her long life to the will of God. While she often questioned why God let her live so long, her family and friends suspected it was so she could continue to pray for them, which she did daily. She was a “prayer warrior.”

Sally believed the words of Christ, which He spoke in the Gospel of John, Chapter 14, Verse 6: “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.” Because of her faith in Christ, she did not fear death. She knew that her Lord had already overcome death by His resurrection from the grave. “O Death, where is your sting? O grave, where is your victory? The sting of death is sin, and the strength of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. (1 Corinthians 15:55-57)

For this reason, while the surviving family members do grieve in the loss of their mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and great-great-grandmother, they take comfort in the words of the Apostle Paul in 1 Thessalonians 4:13, 14, &18, “But I do not want you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning those who have fallen asleep, lest you sorrow as others who have no hope. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so God will bring with Him those who sleep in Jesus… Therefore comfort one another with these words.”

She is survived by daughters Janie Lyles of Amarillo, Texas and Mary Ahola of Sweet Home; sons Henry Rhone of Silver City, New Mexico, Charles Sicotte of Issaquah, Washington, and Michael Sicotte of Sweet Home; sister Evelyn Howard of Granbury, Texas; 13 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; 40 great-great-grandchildren.

Ollie was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth C. Sicotte; a brother who died as a small child; brother John; sisters Louise, Mildred, Pearl, and Maureen.

Celebration of life will be at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, August 11, at Sweet Home Christian Church.

Final burial was at Willamette National.

Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling arrangements.