Trucy Mott was born on November 3, 1955 in Escondido, CA to Richard Daniel Sylvester “Sandy” Sanders and Gertrude “Gertie” Sanders. In 1956, the family moved from Poway, Calif., to Grenada, when her grandparents, Sam and Henrietta Bruinsma, bought a ranch in Grenada.
Trucy grew up in Grenada where she went to school and worked on the family’s cattle ranch and rode horses. She was also involved with 4-H and rodeo. She was known best as a great cattle showman in the ring and an All-Around Cowgirl in the local rodeos in her youth years. In 1973, she graduated from Yreka High School and continued her life working on the family ranch, gathering, sorting and working cows. Trucy also worked at the Siskiyou Stockyards until it closed down. Once the family ranch sold, she continued to work cows for a few local ranchers, including Stan Sears and Novy Ranch. She was also known to kill a buck or two, whether it was in Siskiyou County, or back in Wyoming. When her kids married and she became a grandma, she enjoyed spending time with her family. You could see her at family events, baseball, basketball or volleyball games. Ranching life was her passion. She also enjoyed camping and one of her favorite places to go was Medicine Lake.
Trucy is survived by her husband, Doug Mott, daughter Lisa Mott (Breanne & Wayd Hands), Chris Mott and his wife Candi (Easton, Reid & Preston), oldest sister Billie Jeen Banks who is married to Rick, and sister Yet Peters who is married to Richard. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family. She was preceded in death by her parents, Sandy and Gertie Sanders and her brother Sam Sanders.
Trucy passed away at her home on Friday, March 13, 2020, surrounded by her family. Per her wishes, the family will hold a Celebration of Life towards the end of April or in May. Once a date and location has been set, the family will inform everyone.
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