Sandra Yvonne Beckham

October 23, 1941October 23, 2012
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Sandra Yvonne Beckham, a dear wife, mother, grandmother and sister, died peacefully on October 23, 2012. She leaves behind her beloved husband of 53 years, Jack Beckham, Sr.; children, Jack Beckham Jr and wife Susan, Vicki Borchgardt and husband Leonard, and Chris Beckham and wife Marki; brother, Mike Winthrop and wife Rohta; as well as 7 grandchildren, Whitney Rich and husband Brandon, Jack Beckham III, Carson Beckham, Anthony Lambuth, Avery Fuhr, Christopher Beckham, Jr and Brayden Beckham. Sandra was born October 23, 1941 in Lufkin, Texas to Elbert and Melvena Winthrop. She was the apple of her father’s eye until he left this world in 1954 to return to our Heavenly Father. After all these years she will be reunited with her loving father in our Lord’s Glorious Kingdom along with her favorite Uncle Weldon Crawford. Sandra attended Stephen F. Austin State University, Sam Houston State University, University of Washington and San Jacinto College to pursue a teaching degree. She raised her family in Deer Park, Texas and during this time worked as a teacher in a private grammar school for a number of years. She obtained her real estate license and worked for many years in the Deer Park area selling real estate. She was active in her community earlier in her life as a Girl Scout leader, PTA mom, and contributing columnist for the local paper. She struggled with health issues for over 40 years but always maintained a happy demeanor no matter the challenges that came her way. She will always be remembered for her strong faith in God and deep love for her family, especially her grandchildren. Pallbearers will be her grandsons, Anthony, Jackson, and Carson, In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Sandra's memory may be made to the Sandra Winthrop Beckham Scholarship Fund, Lufkin High School Alumni Association, P.O. Box 150837, Lufkin, Texas 75915-0837. Funeral services for Sandra will be held at 1:00 p.m. Friday, October 26, 2012 in the Elwyn M. Gipson Memorial Chapel in the Garden of Memories Memorial Park in Lufkin, Texas, with Ernest Weedon officiating. Interment will follow in the Garden of Memories Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from noon until service time on Friday in the Elwyn M. Gipson Memorial Chapel in the Garden of Memories Memorial Park. Condolences may be offered at


  • Visitation Friday, October 26, 2012
  • Funeral Service Friday, October 26, 2012

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November 2, 2012

Jack and Family, So so sorry Sandy struggled for so long. My deepest sympathy to you and your family.

Andrew Arevalo

October 30, 2012

Chris, There's no word that can express how sorry I am to hear about your beloved mother's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult moments. I know that mere words may offer but little comfort at this time. but know that my deepest feelings of sympathy lie with you and your family. Please be strong for your Dad, for he needs you now more than ever. If you need anything don't hesitate to call. Love you Bro!
Your buddy, Andrew Arevalo

October 26, 2012

My condlences. To. Your. Family during this time of grief.

Wayne & Linda Morris

October 26, 2012

Jack and Family our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of need.

October 26, 2012

Jack and family,

Michael and I are so sorry for your loss. Sandra was such a beautiful lady both inside and out. You and yours are in our hearts, thoughts and prayers.

Roslyn and Michael Cacciotti

Joyce Durham Hughes

October 26, 2012

Sincere condolences to you, Jack, and to your family. I remember many happy times with Sandy in junior high and high school. She was such fun to be with. May God's blessings be with you.

Fran Williams-Sanchez

October 26, 2012

May God bless and keep you and hold you close during this time. I know how blessed Sandy was to have a husband like you.

October 26, 2012

Dear Jack,
I was saddened to learn of Sandra's passing. I am so sorry for your loss. I know that you and Sandra had a long loving and caring
relationship that went beyond most
human experience.
You and your family will be in the thoughts and prayers of your
many friends. May God give you comfort and grace in the days to come.

Daniel West

October 26, 2012

Mr. Beckham, my sincere condolences to your family during this time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. God Bless You.

Gary Veazey

October 26, 2012

Jack, My heart goes out to you and your family in your loss of Sandra. Hold tight to the memories for comfort and lean on your friends for strength.