Sandra Ruth Gandy passed away on Saturday, January 27, 2018 in Lubbock. She was born March 1, 1949 in Morton, the eldest child of J.C. and Bonnie (Sullivan) Gandy.
Sandra attended Morton High School, graduating in 1967. She attended South Plains College in Levelland, Texas and Texas Tech University in Lubbock. She graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Education. Sandra’s first teaching position was with Bledsoe Elementary School. She taught there for seven years until a near fatal car accident. She was able to return to work in the fall of 1980, but in more familiar surroundings. She took a teaching position at Morton ISD as their new kindergarten teacher. For the next 35 years, Sandra devoted herself to her students and her work. During her teaching career, she also helped teach other classes in elementary reading, UIL and Summer School. Many young lives have been greatly affected by “Miss Gandy” over the years, as their teacher and friend. She was an active member of the former Emlea Smith Junior Study Club, Classroom Teachers Association and the First Missionary Baptist Church in Morton. Sandra is preceded in death by her parents and her younger sister, Linda Sue Gandy.
Sandra is survived by her brother, Curtis and his wife, Susan of Morton, Texas; her two nephews, Samuel Gandy of Levelland, Texas and Benjamin Gandy and his wife, Shannon of Weston, Colorado; and her niece, Katherine Gandy and her fiancée, Ray Hubbard of Morton, Texas.
The family suggests memorials be sent to First Missionary Baptist Church, 102 East Taylor, Morton, Texas, 79346.