PRICE/WEST VALLEY CITY - On the morning of Jan. 1, 2012 we lost our beloved wife, mother, sister and nana, Sandra Irene Wilstead Holdaway while surrounded by family when she passed to the other side.
Sandra was born on March 9, 1940 in Lawrence to Robert Wilstead and Sybil Timothy Price.
She married Gerald Blanchard, (deceased). Later married Bob Bishop, they divorced. Then on July 3, 1986, she married Dean Holdaway in Price.
Sandra loved selling radio ads for Tom Anderson (Tommy Traffic) at KOAL, KARB Radio in Price and she did an excellent job. She loved yard work, tools (her own) and Home Depot. She loved her family most, especially her husband Dean whom she hunted down and hog tied, her six children, eight grandchildren and three greats. Sandra loved to give kisses on the back of the neck for giggles and play games with her family (Shanghi, we still think she cheats.) Sandra loved sitting and talking for hours about everything and nothing, she always had the right answers
Survived by her husband, Dean Holdaway; her children, Ron Blanchard, Layne Blanchard, Teri Gaus (Mark), Lael McIntosh (Brian), Shelly Bishop (Mary), and Kelly Leal (Chago); brother, Robert (Shirley) Wilstead; sisters, Dixie (Leon) Thayne, Holly (Dalon) Larsen and Judy Noyes; grandchildren, Tonya Coates, Brandon Mills, Sandi Johnson, Matthew Draper, Christopher McIntosh, Ann and Samantha Blanchard; great-grandchildren, Patrick Lamoine, Traygen Johnson, Paityn Draper and another precious girl on the way.
She was preceded in death by her parents, sister, Molly Wood and her first husband, Gerald Blanchard.
Memorial service, Friday, Jan. 6, 2012, 11 a.m., Mitchell Funeral Home. Family will be at Mitchell's Friday one hour prior to services. Interment, Price City Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Mitchell Funeral Home of Price, where friends are welcome to share memories of Sandra at www.mitchellfuneralhome.net In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Salvation Army or CFIDS Foundation.