Sandra Jean Larson, 63 years of age and a longtime Neilton, Washington resident died on Monday, June 10, 2013, at her family home. Sandra was born on June 30, 1949, in Aberdeen, Washington, to George Foster and Marian Lucille (Black) Rose, Sr.
When she was an infant, her family lived in Hoquiam, Washington before moving to Clearwater, Washington. Her family relocated to the North Shore Road area of Lake Quinault when she was a young girl. Sandy attended school in Lake Quinault and graduated from there in 1967.
Sandra was married to Ronald W. Larson on June 19, 1981. They lived in Clearwater until 1986 when they moved to Neilton where they still reside.
As a young woman Sandy worked in various cedar mills in the area. Sandy then took a job with the Queets/Clearwater School, then transferred to the Lake Quinault School District where she enjoyed not only the job duties, but really loved working with the children. She retired after 25 years of loyal and distinguished service as their Business Manager.
Sandy was a member of the Quinault Valley Chapel.
Sandy helped many people, she volunteered as a fire commissioner for the Lake Quinault Fire District; she was involved in Relay of Life, where she walked nine years in the survivor laps. She enjoyed camping and all the beautiful lakes, rivers and woods in the area. She loved life and visiting people, she never knew a stranger.
She enjoyed painting and many crafts. Travis Tritt was her favorite country music singer.
Sandy is survived by her husband, Ronald W. Larson; one son, Carlin V. Larson; one grandson, Trenton J. Larson; a brother, George F. Rose Jr.; three uncles, Ralph Black, Don Black and Phil Black as well as other relatives. She was preceded in death by her parents, Marian L. Rose and George F. Rose Sr.; and a brother, Willard W. Rose.
Donations may be made to the Quinault Fire Department or to the Quinault Cancer Fund.
A celebration of her life will be held at 1:00 p.m., on Saturday, June 22, 2013, at the Quinault Valley Chapel on Burn Road in Neilton.
Arrangements are by the Coleman Mortuary, 422 – 5th Street in Hoquiam.
Please take a few moments to record your thoughts for the family by signing the on-line register at www.colemanmortuary.net.