Sandra Anderson
Sandra Anderson

Obituary of Sandra Jean Anderson

Sandra Jean Anderson (77) resident of St. Maries, ID passed away at her home on January 20, 2023.  She was born on September 20, 1945, in Springfield, MO.  Sandy grew up in San Jose’, CA and attended school in the Bay Area.  She graduated high school with the class of 1963.

Following high school, Sandy married Jesse Herrera, and the couple had 2 children, Jesse and Scott.  Sandy attended phlebotomy school. Her marriage to Jesse ended in 1983.  Sandy later met and married Mike Anderson on June 16, 1984, in Coloma, CA near Placerville.  She worked at Marshall Hospital as a phlebotomist.

On July 19, 1989, Mike and Sandy moved to St. Maries and she went to work in the lab at Benewah Community Hospital.  In 1996, the couple purchased property up the Benewah and made their permanent home on Coon Creek.  Sandy obtained her MA certificate and worked for St. Maries Family Medicine until her retirement in 2005. 

Sandy was a people person and enjoyed volunteering her time.  She volunteered at the Hughes Historical House and was a member of the Benewah Valley Peacemakers Quilting Club. She had a green thumb and enjoyed growing plants and flowers. Sandy loved to bake and was known for making delicious pies. Sandy enjoyed traveling and over the years made many trips to Missouri to visit family.

Sandy is survived by her husband Mike at their home near St. Maries; mother Faye Collier; children Jesse (Jeri) Herrera of Southern Idaho, Scott (Melissa) Herrera of Helena, MT; stepdaughter Melissa (Lloyd) Power of California; brothers David Collier and Eli Blanton; numerous grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and cousins. She is preceded in death by her father Joe Collier. 

Sandy will be laid to rest in Woodlawn Cemetery at a later date. 

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