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Sandra (Sandy) Wickander Obituary


Mrs. Sandra (Sandy) Wickander Grabowski after a hard fight with lung cancer, passed away in her home on May 28, 2017 in Dobbins, CA at the age of 76.

Sandy is survived by her husband, Ronald (Ron) Grabowski; children, Wally and Chris Wickander, Joi and Mark Grabowski, Lynn Descovich and Lisa Grabowski Dirks; sister, Nancy Brooks; and six wonderful grandchildren. She is preceded in death by Wallace Wickander.

Sandy was born on November 29, 1940 in Greely, CO to Sheldon and Lois Brooks. She graduated from University of Northern Colorado in 1962 with a Masters degree in Education. She moved to Hayward, CA where she taught English and special needs students and married Wallace Wickander. Wallace Wickander passed in 1977 and in 1980 she married her current husband Ron Grabowski.

While in Hayward, CA she started becoming very involved in the community and local government. She moved to San Ramon, CA in 1985 where she continued her passion in helping the community by volunteering for a variety of community and government organizations. When her husband retired, they moved to the small town of Dobbins, CA where she remained active volunteering her time to the local organizations. She continued this passion of serving and helping the community up until her death.

A celebration of life will be held at 11:00am, on June 9, 2017, at Alcouffe Center located at 9185 Marysville Road, Oregon House, CA. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Sandy's life. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to at 1007 Live Oak Blvd A-2, Yuba City, CA 95991.

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Published in Appeal Democrat on June 6, 2017
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