SANDRA MAYE WARD SOUTH BURLINGTON - Sandra Maye Ward passed peacefully on Sept. 3, 2011, with her family by her side, after a courageous battle with lung cancer. She will be greatly missed and will always live through the memories of the ones she loved. Sandy was born in Burlington on Aug. 22, 1959, and grew up in Underhill. She was known for her honesty, inner strength and her crazy sense of humor. She enjoyed being surrounded by nature, in the garden or by the river. She also loved dancing, going to shows and listening to reggae music. She was a supporter and advocate for Medical Marijuana and stood strong for the power of all people. Her spirit lit up the room and her positive vibes will never be forgotten. A private memorial will be held on Sept. 10 , 2011, at 12 p.m. For more information, contact Donna at 899-4336. Cremation Services provided by Stephen C. Gregory & Son of Shelburne. All donations can be made to Women Helping Battered Women. Make checks payable to WHBW and send to P.O. Box 1535, Burlington, VT 05402 or visit

Published in The Burlington Free Press on Sept. 6, 2011