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Saundra (West) Casey

August 3, 1949 ~ August 23, 2021 (age 72)

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Saundra West Casey

August 3, 1949 - August 23, 2021

Saundra Karen West was born in Pensacola, FL to George and Helen West. Soon after graduation Saundra, a 1967 graduate of Jay High School of Jay, FL, made the move to Los Angeles, CA and went to flight attendant school. Working for United Airlines for over a decade, she found a passion for international travel.

After asking to transfer from LAX to PITT to be near her sister Carrie, she relocated to Perryopolis, PA. Saundra first met her husband William E. Casey, Jr. on a blind date and the two were smitten. They happily married in 1977, and raised two children, Annie and Billy. A beloved and devoted mother and wife, Saundra’s Southern style cooking and penchant for reading will always be cherished.

Following the birth of her children, Saundra attended and graduated nursing school in 1985. She was a nurse from that day on: working at Jefferson Hospital for 20 years, continuing at Santa Rosa medical system in Florida, and even in retirement, she volunteered at a hospital and a local library. 

On Monday, August 23, 2021, Saundra passed peacefully in her grandmother’s bed as she wished after losing an extremely courageous battle to pancreatic cancer, she was 72. After surviving breast cancer at the age of 35, her wish at that time was to watch her children grow and she did. She was also blessed to greatly enjoy her grandchildren for many years.

She is survived by her husband William; her daughter Annie (husband Chad , children Lila, Isaac and Mason); her son William (wife Halley, son Warren); step-daughter Kelly (husband Kirk, children Kate and Austin); her siblings Carrie, Mima, Kim and Matthew; her Mother Helen; her beloved dog Bubba and her many in-laws, nieces, nephews, friends and family too numerous to list but not forgotten. 

She was preceded in death by her beloved Granny and Granddad Eva and Bud; her father George; her siblings Freddy, Lucy and Michael; her step-mothers Shirley and Bobbie, mother-in-law Betty Casey and father-in-law William E. Casey. 

A private ceremony was held on Thursday, August 26. In lieu of flowers donations can be made in her name for pancreatic research to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (www.pancan.org) in Saundra’s name. 

The Blair-Lowther Funeral Home & Crematory have been entrusted with Sandra’s professional funeral arrangements.

 

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