Sandra May (Haag) Sturgill was born on August 2, 1950, in Columbus, Ohio. Surrounded by her loving family, she transitioned on March 10, 2021, in Lavon, Texas.
Affectionately regarded as “Sandy”, Sandra was a devoted and loving wife, mother, and grandmother. She grew up in Columbus, Ohio, where she met her soulmate, Gary. In 1968, Sandra graduated from South High School in Columbus. Gary and Sandra married on January 15, 1972, and started their family, bringing Jennifer “Isabel” and Jon into the world. After moving to Garland, Texas, she attended Eastfield College in Dallas and accepted a job as a computer science teacher at Etheridge Elementary (Garland Independent School District) where she inspired countless young lives. With a servant's heart and love for children, she volunteered in schools in Columbus, Ohio; Aurora, Colorado; Covington, Louisiana; and Garland, Texas. After many years of service, Sandra retired in 2011. Upon an early retirement, she and Gary enjoyed their days watching NCIS marathons, reading novels, and playing with their always-hyper dog, Angus. Sandra also enjoyed reading and traveling throughout the United States.
Sandra accepted Christ at a young age and was faithful to God's church throughout her life. At the time of her transition, she was a member of First United Methodist Church in Plano, Texas.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Ray R. Haag and Mary Elizabeth (Vallette) Haag, and brother, Ray R. Haag II. Sandy is survived by her husband of almost 50 years, Gary Sturgill; daughter, Isabel (Steve) Armon; son, Jon (Carrie) Sturgill; grandchildren: Katherina (AJ) Al-Amin), BrocCairn (Andrea) Leighton, and Liam Armon; two great-grandchildren on the way; brother, Paul Haag; sister-in-law, Janice Haag; brother-in-law, Gregory (Martha) Sturgill; nieces and nephews: Kurt (Kelly) Haag, Darla (Doug) Lindergren, Aaron Sturgill, and Lori-Ane (Steve) Slaggy; dear friends: Kathleen Ebersbach, Maxine Stokinger, Frankie Weathers, Kelly Wright, Diana (Barry) Dunn, Linda Huffenburger, Cynthia Rowley, Rochelle (Leonard) Gutter, and Brian, Julie, and Ruari Leighton.
Sandra will be fondly remembered for her traditional, friendly, helpful, generous, and loving nature. To all who were blessed to cross her path, Sandra will always be one of the most caring, compassionate persons that walked this Earth.
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