Sandra Sue Nickell
Sandra died peacefully on February 9, 2003, after a courageous and
arduous battle against cancer.
She was born in Waltonville, Illinois on ebruary 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
Date: Feb. 13, 2003
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune
Submitted by: Robert W. Loman