May 26, 1947 ~ April 8, 2018

Sandra “Sandy” Sue Wagster Nelson passed away peacefully Sunday, April 8. Her loving son, Steven, and sister, Paula, were with her at the time of her death.

Sandra was born May 26, 1947 in Longview, Texas, and graduated in 1965 from Longview High School. Sandra moved to Langley in 1972 where she was employed as superintendent’s secretary and bookkeeper for South Whidbey School District.  Sandra and James Nelson were married in Clinton in 1981 and moved to Marysville. In 1988 the family moved to Lake Stevens to a five-acre gentleman’s farm where she loved the land and animals.

She was a member of the Eastern Star. She and James were actively involved raising suffolk sheep and helping son, Steven, with FFA. She was a quilter and had a passion for the beauty of fabric making many treasured quilts for her family. She also loved history.

She was preceded in death by husband, James Nelson, and daughter, Sandra Railynn Kulig.  Surviving are son Steven, sister Paula (Gary) Barnebey; nephews Tony (Joyce) Wagster, Kenny (Linda) Wagster, Kevin (Maryann) Wagster, and many nieces and nephews as well as her loving Pugs, Goldie and Angel.

Memorial services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, April 13, at Solie Funeral Home and Crematory, 3301 Colby Avenue, Everett with Tony Wagster officiating. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in honor of Sandra to American Diabetes Association, 2451 Crystal Drive, Suite 900, Arlington, VA 22202.

3 Responses

  1. Mary White Edwards

    We were in high school together. She was a friendly , kind friend. I know she will be missed. Mary White Edwards

  2. Judy Miller Kelly

    We were high school classmates and involved in Campfire. She was always committed to what she did. So sorry for your loss.

    Judy Miller Kelly

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