Pauline P. Sands

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Pauline P. Sands, 89, of Tunkhannock, died Thursday at Geisinger CMC, Scranton. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clifford, in 2007.

Born on Russell Hill, daughter of the late Edward and Rachel Bush Prevost, Pauline and her husband operated a Registered Holstein dairy farm in Benson Hollow. She was trained by Penn State University as a milk tester. She was a member of the Eatonville United Methodist Church. She attended the Dimock School, graduated from Tunkhannock High School and Keystone Junior College, where she was a blue ribbon runner on the track team, and was equally enthusiastic about and played many other sports. She was on the State Women's Committee, a member of the PA Farmers Association with her husband, and also a member of the PA Holstein Association with him.

She enjoyed golf, participating in the Senior Olympics in her beginning years of the sport, and enjoyed watching most televised sports. She and Clifford were active with the Wyoming County Fair and enjoyed riding their gator around the fairgrounds and their farm, giving friends rides around the Hollow.

She is survived by her daughter, Marjorie Galloway and husband, Dale, Tunkhannock; granddaughters, of whom she has always been very proud, Faith Wellings of Tunkhannock; Kelsey Sands, a college student in Philadelphia; and Sierra Galloway, a college student in State College; four sisters, Angelique Harding, Cecelia Taylor, and Barbara Jaquish, all of Tunkhannock; and Carol Streater of Harveys Lake.

She was also preceded in death by two sons, David and Tom; Tom's wife, Katie; and two brothers, Judson and Lester Prevost.

The funeral will be Monday at 2 p.m. in the Harding-Litwin Funeral Home, 123 W. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. Interment, Sunnyside Cemetery, Tunkhannock. Friends may call Sunday, 2 to 4 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Wyoming County Humane Society, 9 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock, PA 18657.
Published in Scranton Times on Oct. 20, 2012
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