Sandra "Sandy" Decker, 81, died Friday, Aug. 18, 2023 at Legacy Suites in Satanta.
She was born Oct. 15, 1941 at St. Catherine Hospital in Garden City.
She married her husband, Larry, Aug. 28, 1960. He preceded her in death. Jan. 30, 2009.
She was a “tomboy” in her youth and loved to play Cowboys and Indians. Her idol was Roy Rogers.
Milking cattle became her “job” until she entered business college in Wichita.
She also aggressively campaigned to take piano lessons, and she went on to play many pieces, continued playing at church services and other gatherings.
She and Larry instilled a love for the outdoors in their family. They spent many summers in the family cabin in southern Colorado, in the shadow of Spanish Peaks.
She owned a house cleaning business for more than 25 years and did a lot of mission work around the world with a number of churches and organizations.
Survivors include son, Tommy Decker and wife, Lena Decker, Parker, Colo.; daughters, Jody Willimon, Omaha, Neb., and Kristi Kelling and husband, Tobin Kelling, Sublette; sister, Jeannie King and husband, Carroll, Scottsdale, Ariz.; grandchildren: Dereck Willimon and wife, Tesla (and their children, Brandon and Ryland Willimon), Brooke Willimon-Pappas and husband, Dennis, Omaha, Neb., Hunter Willimon and wife Melissa, Omaha, Neb. (and their children, Avery and Theron Willimon), Aaron, Kyleigh, Dallas, Ella and Willow O’Connor, Parker Kelling and wife, Lani, Satanta (and their children, Kaysen, Kayden, Kayleb Kelling), Grant Kelling, Satanta, Joey Decker and wife, Erica, Cleveland, Okla., Jake Decker, Parker, Colo., and Julia Decker, Parker, Colo.; nieces, Amy Callaway and husband, Rob, Page, Ariz., and Julie Eide, Willmar, Minn.; great-nieces, Mia Eide and Lizzie Eide; and many other relatives and friends.
She was also preceded in death by her parents, Tommy and Mary K. Lewis; and many other relatives.
• A celebration of life will be at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 27, 2023 at the Pleasant Prairie Church of God in Satanta. Sandy’s ashes will be spread with Larry’s in Satanta and at the family cabin in Colorado.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established for TransformAsia, PO Box 440283, Aurora, CO. 80044
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