February 8, 1962 – May 19, 2018
Sandra Burton was born in Hong Kong on February 8, 1962. After a valiant battle with breast cancer, Sandy succumbed to her cancer and passed away on May 19, 2018 at UCSF Medical Center. She was preceded in death by her mother, Oi Lo. She is survived by her husband, Virgil Burton, brother Sherman Lo, father Shing Lo, seven sister in-laws, four brother in-laws, twenty-seven nieces and nephews in the Bay Area and NY, and uncle, aunties, and cousins in Hong Kong, and Los Angeles.
Sandy grew up in San Francisco. Her family immigrated to San Francisco when she was a child. She attended Washington Irving Elementary School, Francisco Junior High School, Mission High School, and San Francisco City College, where she majored in fashion design. She worked at Blue Cross for four years as an administrative assistant. She then changed job and moved on to Delta Dental of California and worked for them for thirty-two years. She held numerous positions in Sales and Marketing Department. She started as an administrative assistant, then as a sales coordinator, then a sales representative, and finally an account manager.
Sandy was born to shop. She loved shopping for clothes, shoes, and handbags. Her favorite stores are TJ Max, Marshall, and Ross. Her favorite holiday is Christmas, because it gives her an excuse to go shopping for gifts for her friends and family. She loves animals, specially her three dogs, Kobe, Max, and Captain. She loves to travel. She and her husband traveled all over the world, in Europe, Central America, Mexico, Canada, Australia, Tahiti, Bora Bora, and Asia Pacific. Her favorite place to visit is Maui, Hawaii, where she and her husband vacationed every year on her birthday to watch the whale migration, or on their wedding anniversary. She enjoyed going to Lake Tahoe with her husband and their dogs to go skiing during the winter, and hiking during summer.
Sandy was a loving, friendly, kind, caring, thoughtful, appreciative, and generous person. She was a tough cookie and fought her cancer head on for almost six years without complaining about her treatments. She will be missed. Rest in peace Sandy. No more treatments, no more pain and suffering.
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