Sandra K. Atwood

March 31, 1950June 6, 2012

Atwood, Sandra Kay (62) – Sandi was born in Watertown, SD on March 31, 1950 and passed away June 6, 2012. She is survived by her daughter, Andrea Termer (Pete); granddaughters, Paige, Morgan and Abigail; sister, Patti Gore; brothers, Robert Gore (Genie) and Jeffrey Gore; Aunt, Norma Rosler and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Heather Overman; parents, Betty and Wayne Gore and sister, Carla Barton. Sandi had a love of learning and excelled academically. She graduated in 1968 from West Valley High School where she was a National Merit Scholar, valedictorian, and Miss Spokane Valley Princess. She attended the University of Puget Sound on a National Merit Scholarship and later went on to receive her Master’s Degree from Gonzaga University. She taught English for over 30 years at University High School where she also coached tennis and was a cheerleading advisor. She enjoyed her book club and was an avid reader. Sandi enjoyed golf, travel, and her, “Curves Girls”, but above all, she loved her grandkids and every minute spent with them. She wintered in Yuma, AZ and made many wonderful supportive friends there. She had a constant radiant smile, infectious laugh and her extremely positive, caring demeanor touched the lives of thousands. Sandi was devoted to her family and lived every day to the fullest. In celebration of her life, a Memorial Service will be held Friday, June 15, 2012 at 1:00 P.M. at Hazen & Jaeger Valley Funeral Home, 1306 N. Pines Rd., Spokane Valley, WA with Chaplain Don Russell officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the “3 C’s”, Cancer & Community Charity, PO Box 1274, Coeur D’Alene, ID 83815, or the charity of your choice.

“It’s All Good”


  • Memorial Service Friday, June 15, 2012

Sandra K. Atwood

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June 27, 2012

Our Cocopah family is missing a lovely soul.

Mike & Lois Leider
Union Grove, Wisconsin

Julie Rowland Fox

June 16, 2012

Sandi was one of my favorite teachers at University High. She always reminded me to be the best that I could be!

Dorothy Ann & Greg Hawkins

June 15, 2012

Our treasured friendship with Sandi and Fred was all about a joy for life,or as Sandi would say "le Joi de Vivre". Her quick wit, marvelous intelligence, and infectious laugh accompanied us on our our mutual RV travels from our Spokane homes to our Arizona homes. From picnics at Arborcrest Winery to shopping in Mexican border towns, Sandi made every minute brighter and fun. Our love and condolences to to her loving partner Fred, for this emptiness that has come upon us all in her passing.

Barb Borgens

June 15, 2012

I met Sandi through a mutual friend, Vicki. Sandi and I quickly became friends. She was always up beat. You could always count on a good time when you got together with Sandi and Fred.

Diane and Gary Quinney

June 15, 2012

Sandi was one of the brightest rays of sunshine we ever had the pleasure to meet at Cocopah and she will be sorely missed by all whose lives she touched. All our sympathy to Fred, Bev and Ted, Andrea and granddaughters, and to all of Sandi's family.

Kellie Conklin-Points

June 15, 2012

One of the very reasons that I became an English teacher was because of you sweet lady! Thank you so much for always smiling and letting us know you cared. Rest in Peace.

Muff and Val McMurphy

June 14, 2012

We first met Sandi when she and Fred came to Cocopah. She was a wonderful, attractive, caring, intelligent, compassionate friend. We have our memories, smile boxes and photos to help us in our grief. She will be missed! Our condolences to her family and Fred-love and hugs big bro.

Jane & Bob Blair/Swanberg

June 14, 2012

Sandi, we are missing you but remembering how dear you were and what a treat it was to have been part of your Cocopah family. We send our condolences to Fred and your family. Rest in peace. You fought the good fight. Jane & Bob

Morgan Frey

June 14, 2012

Oh grandma, you were such a wonderful person! Im so sorry that you were so sick... I love you soo much! You fought a good fight. Rest in peace. -(Mo-Mo)

Judie Ely

June 14, 2012

Although it's difficult today to see beyond the sorrow,
May looking back in memory help comfort you tomorrow.