May 17, 1942 – December 3, 2019
Sandra Gates, 77, of League City, TX, passed away on December 3, 2019. She was born in Coleman, Texas on May 17, 1942 to Noel and Mary Elkins. She was married to Joe Gates for 57 years.
Sandra worked for University of Houston for 23 years in the President’s office. She had a passion for spending time with her family and spoiling her grandkids. She also loved working in her beautiful backyard; it was her sanctuary. She was an avid sports fan. She especially loved watching her University of Houston Cougars, the Houston Astros and Houston Texans.
She was preceded in death by her parents Veitch and Mary Elkins, her husband Joe Gates, and her brothers Wesley Elkins and Noel Elkins.
She is survived by her children; son Rod Gates & wife Patti Gates. Daughter Suzanne Allen and husband David Allen. Her three grandchildren Lauren Allen, Connor Allen, and Jacob Gates. She is also survived by her brother Jimmy Elkins and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and lifelong friends. Visitation will be held on Friday, December 6, 2019 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm with a service to follow at 2:00 pm. Interment will be at Forest Park East Cemetery with a reception to follow.
- Visitation Friday, December 6, 2019
- Funeral Service Friday, December 6, 2019
- Committal Service Friday, December 6, 2019
December 7, 2019
Our entire staff at Forest Park East Funeral Home extends our sympathy for the loss of your loved one.