Sandra Jean Turpin

  • Born: March 25, 1951
  • Died: March 28, 2015
  • Location: Van, Texas

Tribute & Message From The Family

Sandra was born on March 25, 1951 and passed away on Saturday, March 28, 2015.

Sandra was a resident of Van, Texas at the time of passing.

Funeral services will be 2:00 PM, Tuesday, March 31 at Hilliard Funeral Home, Van, with Bro. Randy Tucker officiating. Burial will be in Union Chapel Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 6-8 PM, Monday night at the funeral home.

Condolence & Memory Journal


Back in the 70s, when Amy was very little, Sandy, Bill and Amy spent a day together with Terry and me almost every weekend. Most of the time, the 5 of us shared a simple meal along with whatever card or board game we happened to be playing. We never ran out of things to talk about, and a good time was always had by all. Sandy and I had an understanding from early in our friendship: Whichever of us was fixing the food that day would ask the other for help if it was necessary. We both recognized that each of us was very independent, and this arrangement worked very well for us.

A major value that I always admired in Sandy was the importance she placed on being a good mother to Amy. Sandy related the experience she and her infant had shared while on a long car trip, just the two of them. I don't recall how far they were from their destination. Sandy hadn't had anything to eat for a long while and was feeling hungry, but the little person with her was out of diapers. Being the star-quality mom that she was, and knowing that what she had left in her pocket would cover either diapers or food, Sandy went for the no-brainer and bought the diapers.

In closing, I'd also like to mention another of Sandy's best personality traits: Her honesty. One never had to wonder where he or she stood with Sandy, because she wouldn't hesitate to tell you!

Rest easy, dear friend. You truly left your mark on this world and will be greatly missed.

Posted by Anne Toporek Long - Friend   April 14, 2015