Sage Root
Oct. 30, 1971 - Dec. 20, 2022

Sage entered her eternal home with her loving husband by her side on December 20, 2022. She was born in Fort Bragg to David and Suzannah Monroe. She spent the first few years of her life on Gospel Outreach’s Living Waters Ranch in Whitethorn before moving to Los Angeles. In 1980, she relocated with her parents to Eureka to work with the ministry of Gospel Outreach. For years she longed for siblings and soon had a brother, Jonathon, followed by sisters Annie and Julia.

She attended Eureka High School and her junior year she was invited to live with a couple who pastored a church in Italy. She had an unforgettable experience while working with the youth church group there. She attended CR upon her return where she was part of the cheerleading team.

In 1992, she married Shannon Dixon. She gave birth to her first son Trey. Jake, Cade and Luke followed after. Being a mother came natural to her and she was one of the best. You could find her on the sidelines cheering on the boys at every one of their sports games. Her boys were her life.

She developed an incredible culinary talent and cooked for sporting, school, and church events. At one point she offered weekly meals for purchase that were widely popular. She started a non-profit for cancer research selling her one of a kind granola.

She was a proud resident of Ferndale. She loved the small town atmosphere and wouldn’t have raised her children anywhere else.

She helped develop the MOPS Program at Hydesville Community Church. This was a program she was very passionate about and she played a big role in its success. She spent many years teaching fitness classes at various local gyms and ran many miles through the pasture-lined backroads of Ferndale.

In 2011, she gave birth to her fifth son Sawyer. He was a welcomed blessing at that time in her life.

In 2016, she married Timothy. She won him over with her incredible cooking and sweet gestures. She had a strong relationship with God and helped him strengthen his relationship with God. She was known for her spontaneous trips and they enjoyed traveling together to some of her favorite places such as Nashville, Mendocino and Ashland. They had a love that lasted through good and bad, through sickness and health. Timothy took the best care of Sage.

Sage had a way of completely transforming a home. She had an impeccable taste for interior design and any project she had a part in would turn out magazine worthy. Her last big project was revamping an 1896 Ferndale Victorian she purchased turning it into a modern day oasis.

She would find any excuse to get the family together: Crabs baseball games, river trips, Ferndale festivities, birthday celebrations. One year she held get-togethers for every little holiday because she wanted the younger kids in the family to have those fun memories of her when she was gone. And of course everyone was sent home with a to-go box of leftovers.

Sage was always thinking of others and what she could do for them. She always had the most thoughtful gifts and always the most beautiful words to say. If she had a way to bless someone, she was going to do it. Even in her final moments on earth she was making sure everyone else was okay. That’s just who she was.

Sage was intelligent, talented, thoughtful and witty. She loved her family fiercely and will be greatly missed by them all. Though we are devastated, we are grateful she is now free from pain and at peace forever more.

Sage was predeceased by her mother Suzannah Monroe, and survived by her husband Timothy, her children Trey (Taylor) Dixon, Jake (Samantha) Dixon, Cade Dixon, Luke Dixon, Sawyer Sala, three grandchildren, father David Monroe, brother Jonathon, sisters Annie (Nick) and Julia (Michael), 7 nieces and nephews, her step-children Alyson (Lane) Taylor, Caden Root, Rylynn Root, Gracelyn Root.

The family would like to thank Tamara Douglass, MD at Ferndale Community Health Center for her many years of loving care, and to Hospice of Humboldt for their care during Sage’s final days. There will be a celebration of Sage’s life held in the near future for her family.


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