Sandra Colleen WallaceJanuary 2, 2018 ~ December 31, 2017
Sandra Wallace was born Nov. 12, 1935, in Fairfield, Idaho to Frank and Doris Tucker. Her fondest memories included spending her early days on their farm where she rode and tended horses, painted, danced, and could express her creativity in the shadow of the Soldier Mountains. She had an especially close relationship with her father and recalled the countless hours they spent riding the tractor or doing chores together. She was also very active on the ski team and as a rodeo queen.
Among her many accomplishments, the ones she was most proud of : attending Northwestern University, completing Links School of Business, building her own business and raising four amazing children.
Sandra was always happiest when surrounded by her family, and her home frequently served as the gathering place for celebrations of any kind. Her door was always open to everyone. Two days before her passing, she requested family members gather at her bedside for a party in celebration of her life. She wanted to have us all near her to have a final goodbye filled with happy tears and laughter. As was the essence of Sandra, she wasn’t afraid to ask for what she wanted and seemed to find the way to get it. Sandra passed peacefully during her sleep on the morning of Dec. 31, 2017.
Sandra was a fiercely passionate, independent woman who instilled the importance of family in her children and grandchildren. Her gifts of a great sense of humor, an open heart, and a quick mind helped her to grow and flourish throughout her life and to survive in difficult times. She leaves the legacy of her spirit of acceptance and unconditional love in her surviving family: son Jim Jr. (Sue Varelmann), son Joe (Marie), and daughter Karren (Keith) Maples. She has eight grandchildren: Caris (Josh Eaton) Wallace, Cassie Wallace, Kyra Maples, Kayla Maples, Kendra (Alex) Layden, Kelci Richardson, Madison Wallace, and Adam (Emily) Wallace. She also leaves eight great grandchildren and her nieces Lynn, Denise and Lisa.
Our family has been incredibly blessed to have this strong and loving woman as our matriarch. We will unquestionably miss her physical presence, but will cherish her memory. Her ashes will be laid to rest this May in the Mountain View Cemetery outside Fairfield. She will be buried next to her father and son John Wallace. Rest in peace Mom, you have certainly earned it.