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Sandra Leeanne LOUGHRAN

Mother, Grandmother, Wife, Sister, Aunt and Friend, Sandy Loughran passed away peacefully at home,surrounded by family from complications of Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS) at the age of 72. While born in Fort Bragg, she spent most of her life in Sonoma County, graduating from Santa Rosa High in 1958. In 1960,Sandy married Daniel Morehouse. They had four daughters Kimberly, Karyn, Kristine and Korin. Sandy became a working mother in the medical field after divorcing. She remarried, Linus Schwartz, a caring husband and pioneer in the electronic scale industry. Although they were only married 14 years, they were able to pack in a lifetime of love, laughter and the contentment that goes with deep happiness. Sandy also was able to fulfill her dream and graduate from SRJC nursing school at age 50. After Linus passed away, Sandy continued a long career as a nurse and was fortunate enough to find love and companionship again, when she married Dean Loughran. In retirement, Dean and Sandy kept busy by traveling, entertaining and golfing. An avid member of the SRGCC, Sandy was an accomplished golfer who enjoyed competition and loved nothing more than taking a few dollars from her husband in a round of golf. While Sandy was gifted in other activities, such as tennis, bridge and cooking, she excelled most as a Mother and Grandmother. Devoted to her family, Sandy enjoyed family gatherings, vacations and attending her grandchildren's sporting events. She was a fixture at the top row of the Viking Dome with other Montgomery parents and grandparents. Often too nervous to watch, she kept score to occupy herself during close games. Love for her family and great sense of humor kept her active until the last few days of her life. Preceded in death by her parents Fred and Blanche Perry, brother Ron and husband Linus Schwartz. Sandy is survived by her husband Dean, her children Kimberly Morehouse Kobre (Shaw), Karyn Morehouse, Kristine Morehouse Stevenson (Walter) Korin Morehouse, Janet Schwartz White(Chris),Linda Schwartz Barossi, grandchildren Alec and Rylan Kobre, Jordan White, 2nd Lt. James White, Pvt 1st Class Casey White, Alexandra Stevenson, brother Fred Perry Jr. (Beverly), numerous nieces and nephews and her beloved puppy, Murphee. The family would like to express their deepest gratitude to the wonderful care provided by the Kaiser Permanente nurses and staff in the chemo/satellite infusion centers and the exceptional, caring support of Dr.Jeffery Ye. Family and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service Gathering at Santa Rosa Golf & Country Club, Saturday, March 16 between 2:00-4:00, 333 Country Club Dr., Santa Rosa. Donations can be made to Aplastic Anemia & MDS International Foundation or Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Daniels Chapel of Roses Funeral & Cremation Services. A private internment will be at Calvary Catholic Cemetery.

Published Online in the Press Democrat from Mar. 8 to Mar. 14, 2013
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