Sandra Sue Parsons, 74 yo, passed away December 4, 2020 from presumed COVID-19. She was born April 17, 1946 in Newark, Ohio. She was the daughter of the late Mike and Hazel Parsons. Sandy graduated from M&M high school in 1964. She attended Johnson Bible College in Knoxville Tenn. She has lived in Colorado 40 plus years, first in Idaho Springs, then Lakewood.
She retired from the state of Colorado safety division in 2013. Previously she had worked in Clear Creek County, Colorado in the court system. She is survived by a daughter Mandy McDougall, (Mat Granberg) from Wheat Ridge, Colorado and a son Michael McDougall of Raleigh, NC. Along with a granddaughter Jasmine Saiz of North Carolina. She is also survived by her sister, Phyllis (R.D.) Leeling of St. George, Utah, daughter-in-law Julia McDougall and cousins, Kay Parsons, Dick and Rita Parsons from Dresden, Clarence and Pat Parsons from Zanesville. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a cousin, Vernon Parsons
Sandy was an avid reader loved words and relished in learning; she participated in OLLI, Denver University supported adult learning courses. She had a smart wit that was spurred on by her knowledge of words and continuous learning. She loved people and had many friends throughout the years.
She requested cremation which will be carried out in Colorado. A celebration of her life will be scheduled in the future, in Colorado and another in Ohio, which is where her ashes will be scattered.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to a literacy charity, project Angel Heart, Outreach program for depression and mental health or buy a book, enjoy it talk about it with other people then pass it along!
Published in Colorado Community Media on Dec. 19, 2020.