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Thelma "Sandy" Elkins

April 13, 1925 — August 28, 2018

Thelma Jean (Sandy) Elkins

April 13, 1925 – August 28, 2018

Sandy Elkins, 93, passed away peacefully at Platinum Care in St. George, UT on August 28, 2018.

She was born April 13, 1925, to Robert G. Elder, and Myrtle Eloise Flynn Elder in Garfield, Wa.  Sandy is survived by her sister Fran Weible in Richland, grandsons Thomas Pulliam and Chad Stanfield;  stepson Brian Elkins (Melissa) in Hailey, ID, and sister-in-law Joanie McWilliams (Dave) in FL and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband Albert L. Elkins; her beloved sons Larry, Robert and Craig Stanfield;  sisters Eloise Barstad, Polly Haggerty, Fern Leinweber; and brothers Tom, Ted and John Elder.

Sandy had a flair for taking the ordinary and making something exceptional.  When she lived in Ritzville, she opened a boutique selling Hobe jewelry and Merle Norman cosmetics.  She also enjoyed playing golf and bridge.  After moving to Priest Lake at Elkins Resort, she redecorated cottages and opened a gift shop.  She loved to entertain and made her guests feel welcomed!

Sandy was such a classy woman!  We all were more poised after spending time with her.  We will carry her memory in our hearts forever!

Inurnment will be at Ritzville Memorial Cemetery under the direction of Danekas Funeral Home on Saturday—October 13 at 12:00 noon.

Those wishing to honor her memory may contribute to Platinum Care Assisted Living or Zion’s Way Hospice in St. George, Utah.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Thelma "Sandy" Elkins, please visit our flower store.

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