Pauline P. Sands, 89, of Tunkhannock, died Oct. 18, 2012, at Geisinger Community Medical Center, Scranton.
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She was born on Russell Hill, daughter of the late Edward and Rachel Bush Prevost, and was preceded in death by her husband Clifford in 2007.
Together they operated a Registered Holstein dairy farm in Benson Hollow. She was trained by Penn State University as a milk tester in her young adult years. 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 Pennsylvania Farmers Association with her husband, and also a member of the Pennsylvania Holstein Association with him.
She enjoyed playing 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 was preceded in death by two sons: David, and Tom; Tom's wife, Katie; and two brothers: Judson and Lester Prevost.
She is survived by her daughter, Marjorie Galloway, and her husband Dale of Tunkhannock; three 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 at State College. Pauline has four sisters: Angelique Harding, Cecelia Taylor, and Barbara Jaquish, all of Tunkhannock, and Carol Streater, of Harveys Lake.
Funeral services were Monday afternoon at the Harding-Litwin Funeral Home, 123 W. Tioga St., Tunkhannock with interment in Sunnyside Cemetery, Tunkhannock.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Wyoming County Humane Society, 9 E. Tioga Street, Tunkhannock, PA 18657.
Harding-Litwin Funeral Home
123 West Tioga
Tunkhannock, PA 18657
Published in The Wyoming County Examiner from Oct. 24 to Oct. 30, 2012