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Sandra Lee Walker

March 15, 1940October 31, 2020
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Sandra Lee Walker, age 80, of Morton, Washington passed away on Saturday, October 31, 2020. Sandra was born March 15, 1940 in Centralia, Washington and was the daughter of Burle and Gertrude Morris. She married James (Jim) Walker in 1960. They had two children and she worked as a mail carrier for the Mossyrock, Silvercreek and Winston Areas. She later retired and resided in Morton for over 20 years. She was an avid reader and loved to garden.

Sandra is survived by her sons, Jeff (wife, Michelle) and Andy (wife, Sheri), brothers, Tim (wife, Jacki) and Johnny (wife, Bonnie), five grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren along with many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jim, her companion, Joe Reilly and her sister, Audrey.

A time of visitation for Sandra will be held Saturday, November 7, 2020 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM at Brown Mortuary Service, 812 Westlake Ave, Morton, Washington. A burial will occur at Doss Cemetery, Mossyrock, Washington.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.brownmortuary.com for the Walker family. Contributions may be made in memory of Sandra to the Packwood Library or to a Library of your choice.

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Joan Mead (Severns)

November 13, 2020

Our families did many things together while we were growing up.
We had lots of fun and Sandy always had a great dry sense of humor
and always made us laugh. She had a way of making the strangest
thing funny and looked at things in a refreshing way. I will always remember the good times we had together.

Michele Knutson

November 7, 2020

Dear Jeff, Andy and families,

I was so sorry to hear of your loss. I’ll always remember your mom as the queen of the one-liners. I liked to listen in when the adults were playing cards at Burle and Gertie’s. I never knew what they were talking about, just that everyone was having so much fun. I have fond memories of visiting you guys on the farm — well, when I wasn’t afraid of a creepy story Jeff had told us (I tried to sleep with my feet flat for a long time after a vampire story) or worried about getting locked the barn (thanks, Andy). I appreciated how Aunt Sandy would laugh along with us when we drug our feet about going to the Core Reunion “I’m not a Core either, and I have to go” and how Andy would point out whose food not to eat because you might find cat hair in it. I think guys both inherited her sense of humor. I had a good childhood, and your family played a big part in it.

Please accept my sincerest condolences, your mom was dearly loved and will be missed.

Michele

Eric Walter

November 7, 2020

Hi Aunt Sandy,
It makes me happy to think about you and Uncle Jim next to each other. You will be missed.

Michele Knutson

November 5, 2020

Karen Rains

November 5, 2020

Dear Jeff, Andy, and family,
I am so saddened to hear that Aunt Sandy passed away. Though in her defense, a Halloween passing would have made her laugh. She was one of the wittiest women I know. She always told it like it was and didn't mince words. She lived the way she wanted and didn't care what others thought. I always respected her and really enjoyed listening to her and Mom's conversations. A few years ago, we went to Sayler's and I sat behind them listening to them bicker and argue for the entire 2-hour ride there and back. Afterward, I wished I would have recorded it because they were so hilarious. There are no words I can say to ease your pain, but I hope you know that your mom was loved and I will remember her fondly.

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Biography

Sandra Lee Walker was a woman for whom actions would speak louder than words. Her life motto might well have been “if it isn’t logical, it’s not important.” The qualities of being fair, just and the ability to recognize what was right were clearly driving forces in Sandra’s life. She was also the kind of person who could respect a “do not disturb” sign, whether it was real or implied. She was analytical and observant, with an ability to be simultaneously spontaneous and keenly perceptive. Sandra was modest in her actions and extremely literal in her thoughts and in the manner in which she communicated with others. When Sandra said something, she meant it. All those who knew her appreciated this trademark quality.

      Sandra was born on March 15, 1940 at Centralia Hospital in Centralia, Washington. Her parents were Burle and Gertrude Morris. Sandra was raised in Mossyrock, Washington. Even as a small child, Sandra wanted to understand what was right and what was wrong in any given situation. As Sandra grew older, she realized the importance of being treated fairly, and in return, she treated everyone around her the same way. This belief in fair play served Sandra well throughout her life and despite her natural shyness; she enjoyed a solid group of friends.

      Since Sandra sought to treat those around her with respect, she often found herself in the role of playing peacemaker within her family. She was comfortable in working through the types of sibling rivalry situations that quite often occur, because she loved the challenge of conflict resolution. She would look at the most reasonable and practical ways to settle any disputes. Sandra was raised with 3 siblings. She had one older sister, Audrey and two younger brothers, Johnny and Tim. Sandra was constantly involved in activities with her siblings. Sandra and her siblings had the typical rivalries while growing up, but they shared many life experiences.

      The fact that she was curious was an asset to Sandra while she was in school. She possessed strong study skills and good concentration. She relished the task of scrutinizing problems, investigating all of the options and then solving them. Sandra enjoyed tackling the project that was right in front of her and working it straight through to its conclusion. Sometimes, she would become so involved in the process of problem solving that she would lose awareness of her surroundings. Experience was Sandra’s best teacher. She enjoyed some courses more than others, having favorite classes and teachers.

      This same loyalty and up front honesty Sandra shared with her friends carried over to other aspects of her life, including her relationships with her family. She married James "Jim" Walker in 1960 and their marriage became a solid relationship, due in part to Sandra’s skill at bringing fresh energy and clarity to meeting Jim's needs. She was a great listener who enjoyed the couple’s “together” time, especially when it came to celebrating special occasions.

      As the family grew, Sandra was easily able to adapt to the changes and challenges of parenthood. Sandra was blessed with two sons, Jeff and Andy. They were also blessed with 5 grandchildren, Alex, Zach, Eric, James (Tuff) and Kristie and 6 great grandchildren. Sandra was never impulsive in dealing with family problems. Instead, she would carefully think things through before implementing the solution in a logical and objective manner. Sandra was a strong, clear communicator who excelled at eliminating confusion by making matters crystal clear to all those involved. At the same time, Sandra’s inventive nature could turn some of the boring old household chores into a fun activity for the family.

      In her work life, Sandra was the kind of person who had no difficulty in taking on a project and seeing it through to its completion. She excelled at dealing with those pesky details that can derail some people, and once she understood exactly why she was working on a project, she could plow full steam ahead. For Sandra, being able to grasp the logical components of any task was significant to her in appreciating its importance. Even if she worked alone on an assignment, Sandra was able to incorporate and welcome new insights from co-workers, and she would readily use them if they improved the process. She worked as a mail carrier and was employed for more than 10 years in Mossyrock, Silvercreek and Winston Area.

      Sandra’s curious and inquisitive nature influenced her choice of leisure pursuits as well. She applied her strong concentration and analytical skills as to how things worked to her choice of activities. She particularly enjoyed the “alone” time her hobbies provided. Her favorite pursuits were reading and gardening. Sandra was content to enjoy her hobbies alone but was also willing to share her interests with others.

      Sandra passed away on October 31, 2020 at In her home unexpectedly of natural causes. She is survived by her sons, Jeff (wife, Michelle) and Andy (wife, Sheri), brothers, Tim (wife, Jacki) and Johnny (wife, Bonnie), five grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren along with many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jim, her companion, Joe Reilly and her sister, Audrey. Services were held at Brown Mortuary in Morton, Washington. Sandra was laid to rest in Doss Cemetery next to her husband, Jim.

      Sandra strongly believed that talk is cheap. She was the type of person who would show others her feelings through her actions. She was practical and realistic but was able to be flexible when the need arose. She had a curiosity about the things around her and tried to experience life directly rather than sit back and talk about it. The experiences she treasured most were those she shared with her loved ones. Sandra Lee Walker will be greatly missed.

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