Sandy passed away at her home in Sedro Woolley, WA at the age of 75 with family and friends by her side. Sandy was born to James & Phyllis McGhie in Bellingham, WA where she attended school until her junior year when the family moved to Pasadena, CA. She attended her junior year there and was crowned Queen. Sandy returned to Bellingham High School her senior year and graduated in the Class of 1958. Sandy loved Bellingham and considered it her home although she lived in several different states throughout her life. Sandy made a home in Pacifica, CA with her husband Michael Croke Sr. and sons. She continued to live in Pacifica and raise her boys there even after divorcing Michael. She was nicknamed "Yamoy" by the Pacifica kids, whom she loved and helped raise like her own. After raising her sons she moved back to Washington where she lived until her passing. She will be greatly missed by all of her family. Sandy is survived by her son: Richard Lloyd of Tulsa, Ok (Deedee), daughter: Linda Hammitt of Benton City, WA (Gary) and son: Michael Croke of Sedro Woolley, WA (Lisa). Grandchildren: Trevor, Alissa, Shelby, Karlee, Parker Lloyd, Joseph Kauer (Nicole), Benjamin Kauer (Laura), Sarah Justice (David), Dalton Geris, Corey Summers, Chelsey Conda (Tyler), Cammey Croke (fiancé Reiley). Great-Grandchildren: Madisen Kauer, Andrew &Kaylin Kauer, Chloe & Simon Justice, Skyler & Caroline Summers. Aunt: Winnie Miller, Cousins: Chad Pepperworth (Marcia), Steve Miller, Mike Miller, Margaret Ann Parker. Sandy is preceded in death by Father James McGhie, Mother Phyllis Johnson. Grandparents: McGhie and Miller. Aunt: Maxine Pepperworth. Family and Friends are all invited to attend a Celebration of Sandy's Life. Celebration of Life (Potluck) July 9, 2016 at 1pm Sedro Woolley Eagles 1000 Metcalf St. Sedro Woolley
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Published in Bellingham Herald on June 26, 2016