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NICKELL, SANDRA SUE

Sandra died peacefully on February 9, 2003, after a courageous and 
arduous battle against cancer. She was born in Waltonville, Illinois on 
February 14, 1945. Sandra leaves behind her family that includes her 
mother, Melba Shurtz, sons Michael Blunt, Robert and Deborah Blunt, and her 
sister, Kathy Balsley. She is also survived by four grandchildren, 
Heather and Emilie Blunt, and Brian and Barrett Blunt. She was preceded in 
death by her father Fred M. Shurtz. Sandra concluded a long and 
illustrious career by retiring in 2000 from the Department of the Navy where 
she worked as a Business Operations Analyst for the Federal Civil 
Service. Her career was highlighted by receiving the Civilian Meritorious 
Award. Sandra enjoyed traveling, collecting, genealogy and raising her pet 
dogs. Sandra is loved by her family and friends and enjoyed an 
extraordinary life. She will be missed dearly by those who knew her. Memorial 
services will be held Friday, February 14, 2003, at Foothills United 
Methodist Church, 4031 Avocado Blvd., La Mesa, 91941 at 1:30 p.m. The 
family requests donations be made in Sandra ' s name to the American Cancer 
Society. 


Date: Feb. 13, 2003   
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune
Submitted by; Robert W. Loman * rwlmn@aol.com
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