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Feeney-Hornak Keystone Mortuary

2126 East 71st Street, Indianapolis, IN

OBITUARY

Sandra "Sandy" K. Hendrix Dodd

May 3, 1956March 8, 2020

Sandra "Sandy" K. (Hendrix) Dodd, age 63, of Indianapolis, Indiana passed away on Sunday March 8, 2020. She was born May 3, 1956 in Great Lakes, Illinois to the late Carol (Fellows) Hendrix and Robert Hendrix. Sandy was an award winning hairdresser and stylist, including being awarded best colorist in Indianapolis Monthly, and was entrusted with high profile clients such as Indy 500 drivers’ wives and members of ZZ Top. She owned and operated Scandals Salon for many years before most recently working at Salon Du Jour. Sandy will most be remembered by her family and friends by her limitless kindness and love for all.

Sandy was extraordinarily creative and was also giving, supportive, and progressive. Sandy was an early advocate for gay rights and HIV support and was active in the 1980s and 1990s with the Damien Center. More recently, she supported the Happy Hollow Children's Camp to help provide disadvantaged children with opportunities. Sandy also enjoyed spending time with her dogs, the kind that needed someone like her to take them in and care for them, and loved her grandchildren.

Sandy is survived by her companion of 15 years, Bob Stolz and his daughters Jessica Stolz, Sarah Hardman, and Allison Singer and their six children; brother, Brad Hendrix (Terri); sister, Pam Miller (Rick); nieces, Amanda Miller (Jeremy) and Haley Hendrix; and nephews, Josh Miller and John Hendrix.

Memorial Visitation for will be held Saturday, May 23, 2020 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM at Feeney-Hornak Keystone Mortuary, 2126 E 71st St, Indianapolis, Indiana 46220, followed by her Celebration of Life at 12:00 PM.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Sandy's memory may be made to Damien Center, 26 N Arsenal Ave, Indianapolis, Indiana 46201, http://www.damien.org/donate; and Happy Hollow Children's Camp, 3049 Happy Hollow Rd, Nashville, Indiana 47448, https://www.happyhollowcamp.net/.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.feeneyhornakkeystone.com for Sandy’sfamily.

  • FAMILY

  • Robert Hendrix, Father (deceased)
  • Carol (Fellows) Hendrix, Mother (deceased)
  • Bob Stolz, Companion of 15 years
  • Jessica Stolz, Bob's daughter
  • Sarah Hardman, Bob's daughter
  • Allison Singer, Bob's daughter
  • Brad Hendrix (Terri), Brother
  • Pam Miller (Rick), Sister
  • Amanda Miller (Jeremy), Niece
  • Josh Miller, Nephew
  • John Hendrix, Nephew
  • Haley Hendrix, Niece

Services

23 May

Memorial Visitation

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Feeney-Hornak Keystone Mortuary

2126 E 71st St
Indianapolis, Indiana 46220

23 May

Celebration of Life

12:00 pm

Feeney-Hornak Keystone Mortuary

2126 E 71st St
Indianapolis, Indiana 46220

Memories

Sandra "Sandy" K. Hendrix Dodd

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Angie Fears

March 16, 2020

My Dearest Sandy, What will I ever do without you? You stole my heart and kept it in safekeeping for 50 years. I remember we would talk on the phone all night as Teens and Mom would say, “What could you two possibly have to talk about all evening when you’ve been together all day. As we got older we didn’t talk every day but each time we did it was as if we had never been apart. I will miss that terribly!
To all the glowing comments that’s being said about your personality, and quirky sense of humor I can only say AMEN!
Thank you for all of the wonderful memories of friendship in your warm and comfortable home, and the fun parties and get-togethers for Scandals, for the wonderful people you introduced me to over those marvelous years we spent together.
You are one of the most cherished friends I could ever imagine. I don’t know why you loved me but I thank God every day that you did. There will never be another human being that can compare to you my beloved friend.
My heart aches and my mind doesn’t want to accept that you are gone. But I know Mom will be happy to see you and I know the feeling will be mutual. So the two of you keep the party going until I can get there.
I love you ❤️ my dear friend and I can’t wait to see you again.

Jeff Lammey

March 12, 2020

Sandy was a great Shakamak high school friend!! She was always so kind and loved to laugh. I remember our senior prom and double dating with her in a junky 53 Chevy...... What fun memories!!! In the late 70’s I started driving to Indy from Terre Haute just to get a haircut- at John & friends and then later at her own place “Scandals”. It was more than the haircut, (To this day, no one has ever cut my hair better than Sandy). I just loved hanging out, talking and laughing with her!! She was just a wonderful person. The best...
I will miss you my friend! ❤️

Anne Scheele

March 12, 2020

I'm shocked. Sandy has been my stylist for more years than I can count. She made me laugh hysterically; her compassion often brought tears to my eyes; her haircut/styles often garnered compliments to me; she was a friend beyond words. Rest in peace Sandy. I will miss you profoundly.
With love, Anne Scheele

Mary Ann Payne

March 11, 2020

We first got to know each other in 1994 on the infamous Montana backpacking trip. Post that trip you transformed me by doing my then very curly hair. You kept up that magic touch until the very end. Over the years we had many laughs, tears, and interesting conversations about all things from movies to politics and everything in between. You always went out of your way to introduce your clients to each others and make connections. You cared for all and loved all especially your nieces, nephews, Bob and family and of course not least of all the dogs.

Barbara Gioe

March 11, 2020

As I write this my heart aches, not only because I will miss you but because of this sudden shock!
I will miss our fun times together, not only because you made me laugh, but because you made me look so beautiful! I will miss you dear friend, and look forward to seeing you, and Michael again! I know we both share a love for animals, and I enjoyed your pictures, especially of Lucy!
God, I’m going to miss you!
“An angel got her wings!”
Barb Gioe

Cher Stonestreet

March 11, 2020

Sandy was so much fun in the early days at John & Friends. When she struck out on her own and opened Scandals, I was so proud to know her. I always looked up to her - not to mention she was very tall. But she always had a smile and she was never less than kind. We caught up together a couple of decades later on FB. May all who love her be comforted.

Maggie Gutowski

March 11, 2020

I am deeply saddened to learn of Sandy's passing. She was truly one of a kind. I have known Sandy for over thirty years and am proud that she was my friend as well as the “miracle worker” for my hair. We shared so much. Sandy was the kindest most caring person I have ever known. We often would joke about getting old together and if things got really bad, we would “end it all” by laying down on Allisonville road late at night and getting run over by a car. Just one example of Sandy's great, sometimes bizarre, sense of humor. I loved her and will miss her!

To Bob and Sandy's family, please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you.

Mary Forster

March 10, 2020

I have been fortunate enough to have been a friend and client of Sandy’s for over 33 years.
We shared loves, divorces, and everything in between...I guess the words escape me to adequately convey what knowing and loving Sandy meant to me...and as is usually the case we don’t truly appreciate what we had until we realize that we have it no more.
Sandy had been ill for many months and had cancelled many appointments which presented a challenge to many of us . Many , that were able , were able to adapt to Sandy’s unpredictable health challenges and some of us were not able.
I regret that I did not realize that something major was going on with Sandy .Sadly, I believe that toward the end , Sandy experienced physical symptoms that she may have believed were just more of the same old, same old... and
that led to the horrible unbelievable consequence of the loss of one of the most loving and kind people to ever walk the earth.
My deep sympathy goes out to the love of her life Bob Stolz...I cannot even imagine his shock and sorrow on losing his love...she spoke of him with love every single time she spoke of Bob...so we loved him as well ❤️. My deepest sympathy to her immediate family as well ...as she was huge in your lives your entire lives...she never stopped talking about John and Pam and Josh and Amanda....we all knew you through Sandy...she always spoke of all of you with great pride and admiration ...how fortunate you all were! I will never forget one of the kindest and best friends and human beings I ever had the privilege of knowing ....our Sandy! ❤️❤️❤️❤️

Charlotte Baker Maas

March 10, 2020

Sandy was one of my best friends in high school. She was fun loving and always had a good time. Spent many nights at her house laughing, talking about anything and everything. We also had a lot of stories we wouldn't want to be told. I will miss her dearly. Heaven has a new angel.

Wendy Reed

March 10, 2020

Dear Sweet Sandy - I am so sorry to hear we’ve lost you here on Earth. You were a talented , kind and funny lady .

FROM THE FAMILY