Sandra (Sandy) W. Roberts entered this mortal life June 4, 1948, at Ft. Clayton Hospital, Panama Canal Zone to James D. Waldron and Ora Elizabeth Joyner Waldron and entered eternal life into the loving hands of our God and Savior, September 27, 2019, in Destin, FL. She joins her brothers, James Jr. and Randall, and waits for her husband, Ronald (Ron) J. Roberts, her daughter, Elizabeth (Beth) Jean Roberts-Kelly (Tony Kelly), her step-sons, Dillon L. Roberts (Sara Beth Kennedy-Roberts) and Ryan C. Roberts (Annie Wang Roberts), and her grandsons, Ellis L. Roberts, Wyatt J. Kelly, and Emmitt S. Roberts. Sandy was a loving mother, grandmother and friend. She traveled the world on great adventures with her husband as an US Air Force wife, and then throughout the United States after Ron’s retirement, but the most important thing in her life was the love of her wonderful grandchildren. She was also a woman who always made you feel welcomed and could talk to any person regardless of social status or political persuasion. She met her husband Ron in Homestead, FL in 1981 (married 1982), and they enjoyed the relaxed lifestyle of the Florida Keys spending vacations and holidays in Key West. When Ron retired in 1990, Sandy managed the family household in Niceville, FL and the company books for their newly founded custom home building business. She devoted hours of community service mentoring young girls in the Brownies, Girls Scouts and the Girls Softball Association. She organized trips for white water rafting, space camp, horseback riding, zip lines, Florida Caverns and chaperoned endless school trips. In 2007, she was recognized as the Destin Kiwanian of the year for her service to our local Destin community. To those who knew her, she was much, much more. She was a person who always placed others ahead of herself and had an uncanny style that could get things done whether it was planning a large scouting trip or a small family dinner. She was an organizer who used her talent to bring success to others. She was selfless with a contagious smile and her home was always warm and inviting. Although, she lived life to the fullest, she was hounded in her later years with ailments brought on by rheumatoid arthritis and heart disease. She was admired for her easy-going spirit and will be sorely missed and forever in the hearts of her family and friends she leaves behind. In lieu of flowers Sandy would ask that you consider making a donation to the Ronald McDonald House in Pensacola in remembrance of her name.
Services are scheduled for Thursday at the Heritage Gardens Funeral Home in Niceville, FL. Visitation begins at 1:00 PM with the service following at 2:00 PM, and interment will take place thereafter. Following the service, a remembrance wake will be hosted by Gene and Cathy Alley.
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