Sandra Sue Tamplen

November 5, 1950April 14, 2019

Sandra Sue Tamplen was born on November 5, 1950 in Modesto, California and passed away on April 14, 2019 in Modesto, California and is under the care of Lakewood Funeral Home.

Graveside Service will be held on April 25, 2019 at 2:30 pm at Lakewood Memorial Park, 900 Santa Fe Avenue, Hughson, California.

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  • Graveside Service

    Thursday, April 25, 2019


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Pam Shumate

April 25, 2019

My one & only sister. We had a lot of ups & downs thru life together. You were older & taught me a lot. I have memories written on my heart that only you & I know. It hurts knowing you are no longer here with us. I remember the day you smacked Michael. You both thought the other was going to pull back. But, nope. You smacked my boy's face, hard. And then looked at me like...uh oh, because you knew I was a no hitting in the face type. I believe the world stopped spinning for a second. Then we laughed until our sides hurt. You were there with me right after I had Chris & reminded me that you had said all along that I was going to have a girl. You were there with me when I went thru my cancer treatments. We had love & we were family no matter what. Even when we weren't speaking. You are forever in my heart. I will hold you there until I see you once again.

Kathy Jourdan

April 25, 2019

How many margaritas? You were a big part of life in Dream Catcher RV Park. We will miss you, your laughter & the many stories we shared. Godspeed, my lady. We will meet again.

Wallace Lewis

April 25, 2019

Enjoyed our time working together at Sumter Oaks, Bushnell FL. A great LADY. Love you Sandy.

Stephanie Huckabay

April 24, 2019

My mom my friend and my hero. I miss her so much I feel like a piece of my heart is missing I will miss our little chit chats. When she was traveling I would call her every Sunday to talk to her one of her friends told me today is Sunday my day to talk to my daughter. I have lots of memories with my mom but my most recent memory that I love is when we went to Disneyland this past year for my daughters birthday so happy she was there with us. I love and miss you Momma ❤️

Jenna Huckabay

April 24, 2019

Grandma, I will miss you so much but I will cherish all the good memories I had with you. We always loved having movie nights together and having long conversations, and we loved cooking together. You were one of my best friends someone I could talk to about anything thank you for always being there for me and thank you for all the memories I will cherish them forever and tell my kids about them one day I will love you forever and always.

Becky Miller

April 24, 2019

My mother in law ...My favorite memory was how she came to Ripon, Ca to visit Jim and I . First thing she asked was how were the grandkids doing ? She then started to tell me stories of Jim and Stephanie about when they were young and how they would pick on each other .
She loved to share memories of Grandma and Grandpa Shumate . My favorite was her telling me how Grandpa would tease Grandma by saying he taught her how to cook . Mom thought that was pretty funny .
She treated me like family even tho I havent been in it long .

Michael Spurlin

April 24, 2019

My Aunt... what more to say. My friend, and my family. My fondest memory of you was at Grandma and Gradpa's house. Bantering back and forth we were, you said you were going to smack me, I said "Do it"...well by god you did! I thought you were going to chicken out and you thought I would. That smack was heard through the whole county I believe. We both stood there stunned as to what just happened! We laughed and forever after we were bonded by that one hand. I love you and miss you!

Christine Whitowrth

April 24, 2019

You are my aunt.. while we did not always agree you have always had a special place in my heart. My favorite memory is you watching Michael and I at Granny Neil's house with the chickens and cows Grandpa Curly coming to visit with Papa. Stephanie and I hiding in the bushes from Jim.