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In Memory of

Susie Elizabeth Daft

October 31, 1948 - May 10, 2017

Obituary


Susie Elizabeth Daft, age 68 of Sacramento, passed away on Wednesday, May 10, 2017. She was born to the late Robert Edwin Saylors and Mary Elizabeth Jarret in Sylacauga, Alabama on October 31, 1948.

Susie left Alabama with her family at a young age with the intention of moving to San Francisco. Some car trouble had other plans for them and they put down roots in South Sacramento, where Susie eventually attended Hiram Johnson High School, graduating with the class of 1966.

Susie always had a passion for other people and a sense...

Susie Elizabeth Daft, age 68 of Sacramento, passed away on Wednesday, May 10, 2017. She was born to the late Robert Edwin Saylors and Mary Elizabeth Jarret in Sylacauga, Alabama on October 31, 1948.

Susie left Alabama with her family at a young age with the intention of moving to San Francisco. Some car trouble had other plans for them and they put down roots in South Sacramento, where Susie eventually attended Hiram Johnson High School, graduating with the class of 1966.

Susie always had a passion for other people and a sense of adventure, so naturally, after high school she found herself advocating for the civil rights movement, second-wave feminism, and gay rights, creating the foundation for her values and outlook on life. Susie also knew how to have fun and spent time rubbing elbows with the Eagles and Andy Warhol during her many adventures in Washington, D.C. and New York during the late 60's and early 70's.

Eventually, she turned her passion and love from activism to dogs. She became involved with the Monterey Bay Afghan Hound Club and made many lifelong friends along the way. Her love of animals and the people she shared that love with never faded, and, even recently, you could find her at any dog show within driving distance. Her passion didn't stop with just dogs, though. She always cared for and even adopted some cats and would take any opportunity to spend time with horses.

Anything with four legs would immediately earn her affection, but she never stopped fighting for the rights of others. While she never took an official role in politics, she was always involved with the Democratic Party in many capacities and was an avid Hilary supporter, hoping to see the first female President in her lifetime.

Susie was best known as an extremely optimistic and selfless person, who no matter what would always put others first. She treated everyone as if they were lifelong friends, even if they had just met. Nothing, not even a new unfavorable medical diagnosis could ever bring her down. She had a wonderful outlook on life that allowed her to live in and love every minute of it, and her happiness will be missed.

Susie is survived by her son, Michael, and her two brothers, Robert and David, her loving friends, and her two cats, Mandy and Fuzzy. The family wishes to thank all of those who cared for Susie during her illnesses and helped to make her life as special as she did for so many others.

There will be a Memorial Service to celebrate Susie's life held at Mount Vernon Memorial Park (8201 Greenback Lane, Fair Oaks, CA 95628) on Friday, June 2nd at 3:00pm. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in her name to your favorite/local animal nonprofit or rescue or directly to the Monterey Bay Afghan Hound Club at info@montereybayafghanhoundclub.com