NEWTON FALLS, Ohio (MyValleyTributes) – Sandra L. Sanford, age 71 of Newton Falls, passed away peacefully into eternal rest on Sunday, August 1, 2021 at UH Portage Medical Center in Ravenna.
She was born on February 4, 1950 in Warren, Ohio, the daughter of the late Raymond David Nichols and Mercedes Ruth (Woodward) Nichols.
She graduated from Warren G. Harding High School in the Class of 1968.
Sandra married the love of her life, Roger Dale Sanford, on June 14, 1969 and they enjoyed 43 years of marriage together until he passed away on March 7, 2012.
She has lived in Newton Falls for the last 46 years and was a former member of the Freewill Baptist Church.
Sandra enjoyed gardening, crossword puzzles, cooking, bird watching and crocheting.
She is survived by one daughter, Carrie (Grant) Thorndyke of Rootstown, Ohio; one son, Roger (Gin) Sanford of Decorah, Iowa; one sister, Phyllis (Bill) Legg of Newton Falls; three grandchildren, Nichole Jevne, Danielle Aldredge and Noah Thorndyke and three great-grandchildren, Brooke, Gabriella and Chloe Jevne.
Calling hours will be at the James Funeral Home in Newton Falls on Saturday, August 7, 2021 from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. Funeral services will immediately follow at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Kenneth A. Kline officiating.
She will be laid to rest at Edinburg Township Cemetery in Edinburg, Ohio.
The family has requested that all donations please be made to: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 in her memory.
Family and friends may send condolences, please visit us at www.jamesfuneralhomeinc.com.