Sandra L. Stephens

Sandra Stephens

Sandra (Miller) Stephens

Passed away Sept 27th, 2012 at twilight at University of Texas in Galveston, Texas.  Sandra was born to Damon Miller and Ruby (Gibbons) Miller in East Alton, Illinois on April 17th, 1942.

Sandra is survived by her mother Ruby Miller of Wood River, Il; brother Dennis (Chris) Miller of Wood River, Il; sister, Diane (Charles) Powell of Baytown, TX; children, Valicia Bland (Mike) of Galveston, TX, Rosie(Donnie)   Ash-Davis of Peoria, IL, Rebecca (Alan) Ash of Manteca, CA, Brandon Ash of Peoria, IL; step-daughter, Debbie Kerivan of Galveston, TX , nephews, Kevin and Rodney Miller and very special niece Heidi Bechel of Baytown, TX, 3 Grandchildren  Natasha Cano Bland, Jarron Bland and Rachel Ash; 4 great-grandchildren Ashton, Dylan, Breeanna, and Conor.

Sandy was a people person, with a bubbly personality and beautiful smile.  In her teen years, she was known as the best dancer in high school. Later, she spent several years riding on motorcycles and traveling to motorcycle races, in between having 4 babies. Among her past times were gardening, reading, decorating, and writing poetry. She was a traveler, and had the most fun driving across country. She lived in several different states, but her favorite places were the deserts of Arizona, Tucson and Phoenix, embracing her Native American Ancestry. She also was sincerely fond of her Irish roots. She adored celebrations and parties, astrology, and listening to music. Some of her fondest memories were had attending rock concerts, such as ZZ top and Allman Brothers. Sandra was loved and cared for by many friends in her adopted town of Galveston TX.   She peacefully slipped into eternal rest with her family at her side, listening to her favorite CD's , Eric Clapton, Charlie Daniels, and Stevie Ray Vaughn.  Party on Sandy.  You’ll always be with us.