Josephine Scruggs Obituary- Death, Josephine Scruggs Funeral
Josephine Scruggs March 19, 1933 – December 30, 2021 Former Resident of Hayward Josephine was born in Honolulu, Hawaii to Mary Rodrigues and Samuel Weir. She and younger brother, Joe, were later adopted by Joseph Gordon. She died peacefully of natural causes in Escalon, CA.
Josephine Gordon married Floyd Scruggs in 1950 and they would have six daughters: Kathleen Murphy, Jeannette Bettencourt, Mary Hilton, Eva Scruggs, Karen Lee-Scruggs and Frances Auerbach. She is survived by her six daughters as well as 8 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years Floyd Scruggs, her brother Joe and her great-grandson Steven Bettencourt.
As a child in Honolulu she witnessed the bombing of Pearl Harbor which greatly influenced her life. The story was often told and she clearly suffered from PTSD, though that suffering was never acknowledged. As her daughters got older and more independent, she began her career as a retail clerk from which she retired more than 20 years ago. Josephine finally had time for hobbies and hers were playing Bingo and shopping on QVC. She will be missed by her family, friends and QVC. She lived a full life and we know she has earned the rest.
Private memorial services January 11, 8:30-10:30 a.m.
Chapel of the Chimes
32992 Mission Blvd, Union City