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Sandra Elizabeth Sanders
03/24/1947 — 12/05/2008
From Richland, WA, US | Born in Walla Walla, Washington
Sandra Elizabeth Sanders
Sandra Elizabeth Sanders, 61, of Richland, Washington passed away December 5, 2008 at home. She was born March 24, 1947 in Walla Walla, Washington and lived in the Tri-Cities for 50 years, graduating from Columbia High School in 1965. Sandra worked at Hanford for Battelle in the 1970's and continued on with a number of different contractors, for Lockheed Martin being the last.
She was a member of Cathedral of Joy church and Washington Operation Thank You A.C.E.
Preceding Sandra in death are her grandparents, William Clyde and Arnetta Cecil, and John and Thada Dean.
Survivors include her father, Richard Cecil SR; mother, Anna Mae Simmons; sister, Sharon Armstrong; brother, Richard Cecil JR; daughter, Heather Torrescano; grandchildren Brittneylynn, Michael and Anthony; numerous nephews and nieces, and many special friends.
Celebration of Life will be held at 2:00 PM Friday, December 12, 2008 at Cathedral of Joy, Richland. Visitation will be Wednesday the 10th from 12:00-7:00 PM at Einan's Funeral Home, Richland.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Tri-City Cancer Center, 7350 W. Deschutes, Kennewick, WA 99336.
She was my grandmothers sister. when i was little she would take care of me like my own grandmother and i have to say i will miss her forever
I met and have known Sandy for many years while working at the Federal Building. I saw her Tuesday afternoon and she just smiled as she walked past. I didn’t have the chance to tell her I was coming back to work. You will be missed! Your in Gods house now…and that is a pretty good place to be :
Aunt Sandy, I loved you very much and I will never forget you and all your thoughtfullness. You were always there for everybody that needed you. You are in my thoughts and I will miss you so much.
My sincere condolences to Sandra’s families. She was a sweetheart from the Col-Hi Class of 1964.
Aunt Sandy, your passing was unexpected and has left me still in shock. We were so close when I was as a child and as I have grown into adulthood. Everytime I’ve come into town we were always excited to see one another. This summer we worked together for Habitat for Humanities building the houses that you were so dedicated to. I have always looked up to you, your strength and dedication to help others. You were always there for everyone and anyone that needed assistance. With your passing, there is a hole in my heart that never will be filled. Aunt Sandy I miss you so much, but I know that your in better hands now. I love you so much.
Sandy you were my sister for 61 years. We had our good times and
our bad times but we always got through it. You are free of pain now. I will miss you and i love you.
Your Loving Sister Sharon
I saw Sandy was walking in the lobby of Federal Building and said hi to me with nice smile just before Thanksgiving. I will never forget her smiling and I will miss her. My thoughts and prayers are with Sandy’s family.
To Sandy’s family. I am very sorry for your loss. The only family member that I have met was Brittneylynn when we walked March of Dimes together. I respected Sandy as a hard worker and a person who donated time, money and effort to charitable causes.
When my son was hospitalized Sandy was instrumental in organizing a bake sale. The procedues of the bake sale allowed me to stay at my son’s bedside in a Vancouver Hospital for two weeks until he passed away. For me to be at my son’s bedside continuously w/o worry about motel, food etc. was an extraordinary gift Sandy gave me. You cannot put a price tag on that gift.
Many blessings for her whole family as she loved you most of all.
I met Sandy while I was a contractor for Lockheed Martin. She is truly a sweet person to know and I am grateful I had the opportunity to meet her. Sandy- you will be missed but never forgotten.