Mrs. Sandra Jean Rodenburg

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“I wish I would have gotten to know Sandy better! I loved reading about her life, and I'm glad I got to see her a few weeks ago when you two came in...Read More »
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“Al, I send so much love to you, Jim and the rest of the family. ”
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Sandra (Sandy) Jean Rodenburg, 66, of Houston, Texas, passed away on January 19, following a lengthy illness. She was valiant in her determination to get well and return to her normal family, church and social duties, however a sudden change in her condition claimed her life.
Born on September 15, 1953, in Pocatello, Idaho to William Elwood Brown and Margaret McKay Brown, Sandy was the youngest of four daughters. She graduated from Alameda High School in Lakewood, Colorado in 1971. She attended the Colorado College of Medical and Dental Careers, following which she assisted Dr. Peter Paulos' as he started his orthodontic practice in Salt Lake City, Utah. She helped manage Dr. Paulos' practice for over 20 years. In 1972, a son, James, was born to Sandy and her husband, Edwin McLain. After many years as a single parent, Sandy met the love of her life, Al Rodenburg. They were married on July 31, 1998 and sealed in the Jordan River Temple one year later. The couple moved to Houston in 2002. When Dr. Michael LeCheminant, a Houston area endodontic dentist started his practice in Houston, he asked Sandy to assist him in setting up and managing his office. She worked with Dr. LeCheminant until a disability forced her to retire in 2015. Her loving husband and son were dedicated caregivers through the years that Sandy was bedridden and limited in her mobility. Sandy was a kindhearted, compassionate, quick-witted woman. She helped others when she could and always maintained a positive outlook on life. She will be missed by those whose lives she touched and who had the priviledge of knowing her.
Sandy is survived by her husband, Al, son, Jim McLain, stepson, John Rodenburg, stepdaughter, Jenny Rodenburg Epstein, sisters, Lyn Szymanski, Nancy Shakin, and Patty Bairn; as well as grandchildren, Johnathan McLain, Alison McLain Batchelor, and Ethan McLain.

She was preceded in death by her parents Bill Brown and Margaret McKay Brown.

A memorial service for Sandy will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, February 1st at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 10555 Mills Road, Houston, TX 77070.