Cook-Walden Chapel of the Hills Funeral Home

9700 Anderson Mill Road, Austin, TX


Sandra Allen Dent

June 29, 1952May 12, 2020

Sandra Allen Dent, 67, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister, sister-in-law, and aunt of Austin, TX passed away peacefully the morning of May 12, 2020 after a hard-fought battle with cancer. At the time of her passing, Darnell Dent (husband), Kathie D. Harrison and Cassandra M. Dent (daughters) were by her bedside. Sandra possessed many talents and strengths that she used with enormous grace throughout her life, but most noted were her accomplishments as a mother and grandmother.

Sandra was born on June 29, 1952 to William B. Allen and Ellen Adeline Page Allen in Roseland, Virginia. She was the fourth of ten children and attended Nelson Memorial High School and graduated from Nelson County High School in 1970. She went on to Norfolk State College where she graduated with a BA degree in Sociology in 1974. Later, she completed her graduate studies in Human Resources Management from Webster University with a Master of Arts degree. Following, she then enjoyed a very successful career in Banking and Human Resources working for various private sector companies.

Sandra met the love of her life, Darnell, while at Norfolk State when the two of them were freshman. Anyone who knew them and witnessed their relationship, knew they had a very special love. The best friends were married following graduation which lasted for almost 46 years, raised two wonderful daughters, and enjoyed spending time with their beloved grandchildren. Sandra was best known for her talents in the kitchen; she loved to cook for her family, and especially enjoyed a house filled with family for the holidays.

In recent years, they traveled to Israel and other points around the world, attended live sporting events, and attended church at Hill Country Bible Church, Austin, TX. Above all, she cherished every moment with her family and looked forward to travelling back to one of her favorite vacation spots in Hawaii.

Sandra is survived by her husband Darnell, her daughters Kathie (Jared) and Cassie (Jeff), her grandchildren Brandon and Kayla, her sisters Catherine, Barbara, Sharon, Susan, Cheryl, her brothers Jerry (Shirley), Robert (Beverly) and Steve, and many other family members.

Sandra will be greatly missed as her infectious laugh and warm spirit never ceased to fill a room. Her legacy will continue through her family, and those who received care and love by way of her acts of kindness.

We would like to thank Dr. Carsten Kampe, the nurses and staff at St. David’s South Austin Medical Center and Texas Oncology.

A memorial will be held sometime in the future. In lieu of flowers, please celebrate Sandra’s life by donating to the Gastric Cancer Foundation at https://www.firstgiving.com/fundraiser/sandra-dent/sandra


No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.


Sandra Allen Dent

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Joseph "Ike" Dent

May 26, 2020


No words can express the challenges of the loss your family has endured. Knowing she is in a much better place will hold comfort through the healing process.

My prayers are with you all!

Your Cousin,
Joseph "Ike" Dent

James Allen

May 22, 2020

Sandra's family; she now lives eternally. This eternal life graces her when she is kept in our thoughts, feelings and prayers.
I hadn't seen or had contact with her since 1970. I do remember her warm smiles and genuine care for others.
Eternal Life; Sandra lives on.

Herman & Hardy Hardy

May 21, 2020

Darnell I am truly sorry for your loss. You and the girls will come through these hard times even stronger. Sandra is a great lady and a better friend.
My family and I extend our deepest sympathy to you and the girls. God bless.
Herman Hardy and Family.

Melette Morrison

May 20, 2020

Darnell, Kathie, Cassie and family, we extend to you our prayers and condolences. We are praying for your strength, healing and great peace. 'Blessed are they that Mourn, for they shall be comforted" (Matthew 5:4). We trust the Comforter (Holy Spirit) to help you, to strengthen you and give you Peace that passed all understanding.

Jerry, Suzette & Kyla Morrison

Annie Giles

May 19, 2020

I was so sorry to hear about Sandra. I have many fond memories of her at Nelson Memorial High School. I have you in my thoughts and prayers. May you find comfort during this difficult time in God's love. "The God of all comfort who comforts us in all our trials ."
2 Corinthians 1: 3, 4

Kevin Staab

May 19, 2020

Sandra left all with such a positive impression that had a chance to meet and visit with her! God bless Sandra and her special family.

Bob Peters

May 18, 2020

Sandra will be missed by all that have known her loving soul. I know she is with our Lord as she should be.


May 18, 2020

We know no words can heal the pain the family is experiencing, with the loss of a mother, wife, sister, and friend. It's during difficult times like this that we need comfort. Truly, we look forward to the time when "sufferings at the present time do not amount to anything in comparison with the glory that is going to be revealed in us." (Romans 8:18).

On behalf of Jerry and Shirley Allen and Anita Allen-Spinner we send our sincere condolences.

Steve and Sherry Reichert

May 18, 2020

Darnell -

We are saddened to hear about Sandra's passing. We are deeply sorry for your loss. We hope you feel the love that surrounds you now and always. Praying for your healing, comfort, strength and peace during this painful time. ... Celebrating an amazing life and wishing you comfort in your memories.

Your neighbors,
Steve & Sherry Reichert

Stephanie Page

May 17, 2020


Sending my love to you and the family. Please know that I am here for the family.

With heartfelt love,

Stephanie Page


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