Sandra Lee Dukes
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Sandra Lee Dukes Sandra Lee "flicka" Dukes passed away at home on January 27th 2019 under the care of Hospice and her loving family. In April 1952, flicka was the 500th baby born at Paso Robles War Memorial Hospital and the third daughter for her parents Roland and Georgia Christopher. When she was born her grandmother remarked, "it's another flicka" (the swedish word for little girl) and forever she would be called by that name. She grew up on Geneseo Rd and was a student in the last class to ever attend school at the one room Geneseo schoolhouse. Unique and adventurous from the start, flicka was a pioneer as a woman in the skilled trades. She learned machining from her Dad by working alongside him in his Machine Shop. Later she would complete a machinist apprenticeship through her employer, PG&E. After a disabling accident in 1985, flicka became an advocate for the disabled. She co-founded SLOCO access in 1995 and started mergingTimes magazine in 1997 where she was Editor and Publisher. Her goal was to gain equal rights and access for the disabled and she strove to increase awareness of the challenges differently abled people face. Flicka was an animal lover. If she found an orphaned baby, no matter the species, she would try to raise it up. She was also a friend to all and everyone that she knew considered her to be their very best friend. Flicka is survived by her loving husband of 33 years Bill Dukes, and her children Robert (Lisa) Ezell, Wyndi (Brendan) Cashman, Justin (Denise) Ezell, Jaime (Carlos) Galli, Levi (Heather) Dukes and Jacob (Nickie) Dukes, her 21 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. She is also survived by her sister Claudia Ryan, her brother Leonard (Mary) Christopher and sister-in-laws Karen (Darren) Fournier and Debbie (Bill) Thomas. She was preceded in death by her parents and her sister Kathy Wehinger. A celebration of her life will be held on Saturday, February 2nd at the American Legion Hall in Templeton at 1 pm.

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Published in San Luis Obispo County Tribune on Jan. 30, 2019.
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February 2, 2019
I met Flicka when we were 6 and I moved next door. I remember when we tried to lasso a gopher with a scrap of rope almost a big as it was. When finally caught, Flicka put it in her Witness Protection Program and released it in an area of pasture that wouldn't get flooded again. She always loved animals. She was a great friend and will be missed, but never forgotten.
Mike Grove
February 1, 2019
Flicka, I will miss the childhood memories across the pasture fence and the hopscotch in the street, the sleepovers filled with mischief. I will miss and love you forever my friend. Love Carolyn (Morgan)Ruth
February 1, 2019
Flicka was an AMAZING woman. Her spirit continues to shine bright in our hearts.
Pam & Mike Smith
January 31, 2019
We are so sorry for your loss. May you find comfort in your memories.
Becky & Mike Akers
January 31, 2019
I offer my heartfelt condolences on your loss of Sandra. It is hard to lose a loved one. May the God of all comfort be with you in your time of grief and give you peace.
Mrs Gibson
January 30, 2019
Flicka was an exceptional person on all levels. Smart and funny and the ability to write with her personality showing in every word. A leader in the fight for the handicapped. Bill and her kids were the center of her world. We will all miss her greatly.
Len Ward
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