Sandra S. Watkins, 73, of Columbia City, passed away Wednesday, July 17, 2019 at Miller's at Oak Pointe, Columbia City. Born September 8, 1945 in Columbia City, she was the daughter of Lee Arthur and Ethel Pearl (Weeks) Brown.
She attended Columbia City Joint High School and worked at Dana Weatherhead in Columbia City for 31 years and four years at Precision Plastics. On October 22, 1988, Sandy married William Watkins. She was a member of the Columbia City VFW Post 5582, Eagles and Moose. She enjoyed listening to music, dancing, taking walks and having an evening cocktail with her husband.
Survivors include her husband, Bill Watkins; stepson, James Watkins; her beloved dog, Groucho; stepdaughter, Toni Jeffries; two step-grandchildren; 29 nieces and nephews; and many great-nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Richard Brown, Cleo Brown and Gale Brown; sisters, Bonnie Knetter, Deloris Mock and Myrna Yancey. "Her family would like to thank Heartland Hospice and a special thank you to Carla and Sam for all their great care."
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Monday, July 22, 2019 at DeMoney-Grimes, a Life Story Funeral Home, 600 Countryside Drive, Columbia City with visitation starting at 11 a.m. Funeral Celebrant Sharon Brockhaus will be officiating. Burial to follow at South Park Annex Cemetery. Memorial gifts may be given in her memory to the Alzheimer's Association. Visit www.demoneygrimes.com to send condolences online.
So sorry for your loss. She was a beautiful lady and I have so many great memories of her when we were growing up. May she rest in peace.
May each of you find courage to face tomorrow as you rest in the knowledge that we truly care about each of your needs and that we will walk beside you in your journey of grief.
Randy Grimes, Brett Gerber and the Staff of DeMoney-Grimes Funeral Home
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