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“I began working for Sandi at The Write Connection in 1998 when it was just a small start-up company servicing the technical documentation community....Read More »
1 of 5 | Posted by: Barbara Stahr - Bodega Bay, CA

“Sandi was creative, thoughtful, funny and an optimist till she encountered the cruel mishap. I'll always remember the sweatshirt she designed/made...Read More »
2 of 5 | Posted by: Anchi - Kirkland, WA - Friend

“Words can not describe how much we miss our Sandi! We shared so many wonderful experiences with John and Sandi including France, the southwest,...Read More »
3 of 5 | Posted by: Micki and Bill Harris - CA

“John - We are so sorry at the passing of Sandi. You have been such good neighbors and we hope you, John, the best in your future without Sandi. If...Read More »
4 of 5 | Posted by: John And Ann Ward - Georgetown, TX

“My deepest condolences to everyone. Sandi will be missed by many. My prayers go with you during the days ahead. I would not be the person I am...Read More »
5 of 5 | Posted by: Shelly Burke - San Diego, CA


Sandra Joy Giles, 68, passed away on March 24, 2015. Sandi was born in Ithaca, NY on December 30, 1946, the daughter of Peter Piech and Frances Rita Piech (Becker).

Sandi was the person who could light up a room. When you came in, you could always find her surrounded by others and engaged in conversation. She was tall and beautiful and loved to be with people. She lived to travel, go to concerts, have parties and be with her grandchildren. She could talk to anyone and formed lasting friendships easily.

Following High School, she raised two daughters and had a 12 year career working at Cornell University in the main computer center. After leaving Cornell and Ithaca, she continued her education in Boulder and Denver, CO earning a BA in Journalism and Public Relations at Metropolitan State University. She worked as a writer and project manager in Denver, then married John Giles and subsequently moved to Southern California and continued her writing career. She then formed her own company, The Write Connection, which grew rapidly, and became one of the leading technical documentation companies in Orange County. She served as Chapter President of the Society of Technical Communicators, STC, in Orange County, one of the largest chapters in the country. She led that organization to many achievements and awards and represented the chapter in national conferences.

She is survived by her husband, John Giles; two daughters: Carolynne Griffin of Georgetown,TX and Colleen Carr of Pensacola, FL; a stepson, Chris Giles of Encinitas, CA; two granddaughters: Elle Griffin of Sao Paulo, BZ and Brionne Griffin of Arlington, VA; her sister, SalleAnne; brother, Martin; and numerous nephews and nieces.

A memorial service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at Ramsey Funeral Home. 5600 Williams Drive, Georgetown, Texas 78633. A reception will follow the service in the Reception Hall of Ramsey Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers a donation can be made to the American Stroke Association. http://www.strokeassociation.org

You may share a message or memory in the online memorial guestbook at www.RamseyFuneral.com.

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