Obituary of Sandra JoAnne Pendleton
On January 10, 2019 Sandy Pendleton, surrounded by her family, went to be with the angels. Sandy was born June 26, 1940 in Port Angeles, WA to Sid and Mable Larson. Her family moved to Terrace Heights in the early 50’s where Sandy attended elementary schools and graduated from East Valley High School. In her youth Sandy was passionate about figure skating. She competed in competitions and follies.
Sandy met her first love, Darrel Thomas in 1958; they married in 1960 and welcomed their son Mark in 1963 and then their daughter Sydney in 1965. There were many family trips and gatherings together. Sandy and Darrel’s marriage ended in 1972.
In 1983 Sandy met her true love, Ron Pendleton, Sr. Ron, Sr. brought so much joy to Sandy’s life. She loved traveling with Ron, Sr. and especially loved to go dancing with him. Sadly, Ron, Sr. developed health problems and the trips and dancing ended much too soon.
Sandy spent years working for the Yakima School District and Tree Top Fruit Company as well as volunteering at the YMCA. She has been a long time member of the Mt. Olive Lutheran Church. There were many fun trips through the Harman Senior Center, but she especially loved her yearly birthday celebrations with her very special group of girlfriends. She also looked forward to spring every year when Sydney would come and plant her flowers for summer. One of Sandy’s favorite pastimes was shopping for herself as well as others, she was a very giving person.
Sandy was preceded in death by her parents Sid and Mable Larson, her stepmother June Larson and her beloved husband Ron Pendleton, Sr.
She is survived by her children Mark (Denise) Thomas, Sydney (Dave) Baker, Ron, Jr. (Chris) Pendleton, Ken (Debbie) Pendleton; her grandchildren Michael, Amanda, Saundra, Kayla, Kyle, Alex, Travis, Ryan, Stephanie, Dillon, Nick; as well as many great grandchildren.
No words can express our grief and sorrow we will miss our mother, grandmother and dear friend every day.
A Memorial service is planned for 11:30 a.m. Saturday, February 2, 2019 at Mt. Olive Lutheran Church in Yakima, WA.