We are deeply saddened by the unexpected passing of our dear wife and mother, Sandy Cobb. She died of natural causes Dec. 18, 2013.
Sandra Marie was born in Reading, Penn., Oct 21, 1945, to Marge and Eugene Schwank.
The family moved to Fair Oaks, Calif., where Sandy attended the local schools and graduated from La Sierra High School.
Sandy was thrilled to have recently attended her high school reunion. She graduated from Chico State where she met our dad, Donald Cobb. They married in the fall of 1968.
Dad was a pilot flying out of Newark, N.J., so Sandy decided to make Sparta, N.J. their home. She enjoyed teaching her 4th grade class and making new friends. After five years they decided it was time to start a family. Kari was born in 1973 and Kim in 1975. By 1977 Don was transferred to Seattle, Wash. The family settled in Woodinville. Sandy enjoyed teaching school and being an active stage mom with her daughters’ many recitals.
She was also passionate about her time spent with a local talent agency, hoping for that big break.
She was a seasoned traveler, spending countless hours at airports throughout the world waiting for a standby seat. On any given day you could find Sandy at the movies — one of her favorite pastimes.
Sandy made many lifelong friends. From her trips to see Paul Anka to her famous Halloween parties; from her impromptu social gatherings to lunch out with the girls; from the unbelievably funny mishaps to the love of her grandchildren and her dogs, Maggie and Winston, Sandy will truly be missed.
As the pilots say when a loved one has died: "She flew west."
Sandy is survived by her husband, Donald; her daughter, Kari and her husband Nuno; her daughter, Kim and her husband, Alex; her grandchildren, Erik, Karl, Mia and Diogo, and her mother Marge.
Services will be on Jan. 4th, at 10 a.m. at Blessed Teresa of Calcutta Parish and a celebration of her life will be held on Jan 5th at an open house from 1-5 p.m. at Linda Johnson’s house.