Sanford (Sandy) Thomas Matthews, 66, was born April 7, 1944 in Oklahoma City to Dr. Sanford and Muriel Matthews. He died July 15, 2010, at his home in Enid. Funeral services will be at 2:00 PM, Monday, July 19, 2010, at Enid First United Methodist Church. Visitation with the family will be Sunday, July 18, 2010, from 5:00 to 6:30 pm, at Anderson-Burris Funeral Home. Sandy graduated from Classen High School in 1962. He attended Park College in Kansas City and then graduated from OSU. He served in the Air Force, including two tours of duty in Vietnam. He then earned a master's degree from OU. In 1972, he married Patricia (Patti) Gayle Johnson in Tulsa. Two children were born to them: William Sanford and Alison Elaine. In 1974 he began his career with the Department of Human Services until retiring in 2002. Sandy is survived by his wife, Patti, of the home; son, Will, of Tulsa; sisters, Marian Stephenson of Oklahoma City, and Martha Daudet of Phoenix, AZ. He is preceded in death by his beloved daughter, Alison, in 2001 and his parents. Full obituary at www.andersonburris.com www.andersonburris.com
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Published in The Oklahoman on July 18, 2010