My sincere sympathy to the family and friends of sweet Sandy, who was my Avon agent; she was very helpful, a kind lady; I am saddened with her loss.
To Sandys family. First of all you have my deepest sympathy. I have known Sandy since my Senior year in high school. I did a coop program at Wagners for a year,where I met Sandy, b4 going to beauty school. I have been cutting Sandy's hair since then. I will greatly miss seeing her. I always enjoyed our conversation about the farm, fair, and our fair projects. I so wish I could have been there today for her funeral. I have been sick for several days with covid. Prayers to you all, helping you get through her loss.🙏❤
Memories of Sandy and her family have been with me all week. As the youngest child of our family, I was only 9 when Sandy was born in 1961 and I was a very, very proud Aunt. Sandy was the center of attention because she was our parent’s first grandchild. I remember when Mom and Dad were babysitting Sandy while Thirza and Roy went on a brief vacation out of state. Sandy was no problem during the day, but at night when she was supposed to go to sleep, she cried and cried. No amount of singing or humming, or rocking, or bouncing or walking could coax her to sleep. Dad finally suggested we go for a ride with her, and that’s what we did. It worked really well--until he pulled into the driveway. So Dad backed out of the driveway and off we went again. She eventually fell asleep for the night. I think we did that for a couple hours -- every night ‘til Thirza and Roy came home.
Sandy and I shared a hobby -- making homemade greeting cards. She introduced me to card making and I bought cards from her until I could manage my own crafting. We attended card gatherings and workshops and “mega sales” in Madison; we went to Rockford once for a Super Workshop. She has sent dozens of cards to family and friends and they were always made with and signed “Love Sandy.” Getting one of her cards in the mail was such a treat. She was also a scrap booker and she has made many beautiful albums that tell the stories of family reunions and birthdays, graduations, and Christmases. She’s left a bit of herself behind in all of those scrapbooks and in the cards she gifted us.
Sandy loved to bake, and once in a while she would make her mother’s absolutely delicious Chocolate Marshmellow cookies for me. She and Amy came to our house in recent years to try out new cookie recipes -- especially macarons. I remember one baking session when we made several new flavors of macarons. Sandy took over the filling of the cookies and declared herself to be the Official Macaron Taste Tester. Of course, she was excellent at both filling and tasting.
Her passing comes as a shock. I thought we’d have so many more days to share our love of making cards, to talk about old movies, especially musicals, to make plans for baking and to reminisce about fun gatherings. They made her happy. Me too. She quietly brightened our lives and we will miss her deeply.
Yes to my AVON Represenative for many years.. Great service and interesting chats.. You will be missed. Rest in Peace dear one.
So sorry to hear of Sandra's passing away. Prayers to Mark and the Family.