OBITUARY

Sandra Sue Cunningham

September 2, 1947September 30, 2020
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Sandra Sue Cunningham was born on September 2, 1947 in San Diego, California and passed away on September 30, 2020 in Bonita, California and is under the care of Glen Abbey Memorial Park and Mortuary.

Visitation will be held on October 18, 2020 at 1:00 pm at Glen Abbey's "Little Chapel of the Roses", 3838 Bonita Road, Bonita, California. Funeral Service will be held on October 19, 2020 at 10:00 am at Glen Abbey's "Little Chapel of the Roses", 3838 Bonita Road, Bonita, California. Committal Service will be held on October 19, 2020 at 11:00 am at Glen Abbey Memorial Park, 3838 Bonita Rd, Bonita, California. "Celebration of Life" Reception will be held on October 19, 2020 at 11:30 am at Glen Abbey's Little Lodge, 3838 Bonita Rd, Bonita, California.

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Services

  • Visitation

    Sunday, October 18, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Monday, October 19, 2020

  • Committal Service

    Monday, October 19, 2020

  • "Celebration of Life" Reception

    Monday, October 19, 2020

Memories

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Corrine Ptacek

October 19, 2020

Lloyd and Robert,

We are so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you as you couldn't be with your mom during these times but you were with her always and she with you. - Corrine Ptacek

Mary Anne Villaflor

October 17, 2020

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Mary Anne Villaflor

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Mary Anne Villaflor

October 17, 2020

Mary Anne Villaflor

October 17, 2020

Mary Anne Villaflor

October 17, 2020

These are wonderful memories from when we worked together !! We will always keep her in our hearts and prayers. I will miss Sue!! May she rest in peace.🙏❤

Mary Anne Villaflor

October 17, 2020

Deborah McKinney-Splinter

October 11, 2020

Sandy with Lloyd

Deborah McKinney-Splinter

October 11, 2020

Sandy with Lloyd on his 1st Birthday

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Biography

To My Beloved Wife Sandra (Sandy)

Sandy’s life was dedicated to her family as a loving and caring daughter, wife and mother. She loved to travel, socialize with friends and family, go to the movies, play word puzzles, swim, listen to music, dance and just live life to the fullest. She always had a smile on her face regardless of what was going on in her life, always attentive to family and friends well-being.

In her early thirties she was diagnosed with breast cancer and she survived it with the support of family and friends and got to be cancer free for many years, but unfortunately, it sneaked up on her and she again did not let it take the best of her and got rid of it for many more years. She got to see her two children, Lloyd and Eric grow up and retired from work and traveled.

She started her career as an information operator at Pacific Bell and later started a new career as a Loan Processor for Crocker Bank and after Crocker Bank went under, she and some of her closer friends from work at Crocker were hired by Great American Bank as a team to head the secondary marketing loan department. She and team worked very hard but they also had a lot of fun celebrating birthdays, Halloween, Christmas, and all legal holidays. They were all fun people to be around and work with. She got to work for a few more years in this great institution till Great American Bank also went under. At that point in her working life she decided to switch careers, while some of her closer friends went to work for other financial institutions.

Tired of being laid=off, she decided to change careers for something more reliable like a medical field career. Even though, she didn’t like nursing, she knew there was a lot of claims that needed to be process in a medical office. She knew that her attention to detail, hard-working habits and ethics could be employee’s qualities a medical office be looking for and she had. So, without hesitation started to search for the best school in the area. Her research revealed Concorde Career Institute, Inc as a highly recognized institution in the medical organizations.

So she quickly enrolled at Concorde Career Institute, Inc. to study Medicaer l Office Management and studied very hard during the next nine months. She eventually graduated top of her class, received her Medical Office Management Diploma, Recognition Of Completion for Computer Applications and a Certificate of Merit for outstanding achievements in Academics and Attendance Award for a perfect attendance record, dated October 19, 1995.

Shortly thereafter, she was referred to Coast Surgical, a group of surgeons in National City, California and employed there through an employment agency. After working there for a couple of months, Coastal Surgical decided to hire her on a full-time basis as a medical biller. She enjoyed working with these group of surgeons and made a lot of close friends. And work there for a few years then they moved to Chula Vista, California and continued to work in the new location several more years but once more she was faced with layoff.

By that time she was close to reaching her full retirement age and she was let go. At the beginning was hard because of the closed relationships that she developed with fellow employees. Gradually she started to adjust to her new life. She adopted a little chihuahua that meant so much to her. She found a lot of comfort by caring for her chihuahua and soon, she did not find the need to continue to work and retired full-time. During her retirement time, she got to travel to Chicago to visit her son, Lloyd and spent some quality time getting to know the city of Chicago’s parks, restaurants and all Chicago had to offer. We travel to Canada, Oregon, Washington State, Montana, North & South Dakota, Nebraska, Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, Hawaii, Vegas and Laughlin, Nevada. She kept very active and outgoing all during her work and retirement years. She was a lot of fun to be with and she’ll be greatly missed but I’ll always fine comfort in the great times we spent together.

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