RIO RANCHO, N.M. — With profound sadness and great joy, our family would like to share the gift of a new angel, and the passing of Sandra Suzanne Bednarski, 80.
Born in Rochester, N.Y., in 1939, Sandra retired in Rio Rancho, N.M., in 1997, where she lived until her heavenly departure, on Dec. 29, 2019. Sandra was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt, cousin and friend to many.
Sandra did not have to look too far for the love of her life. Sandra married her childhood friend, who happened to be the boy across the street, Charles, in 1959.
Sandra, Charles and their three children traveled to many countries, lived in Germany and Taiwan a total of nine years while Charles was in the Air Force, then landed at Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M., in December 1975. Sandra concentrated on growing her children to a place of independence, graduated from nursing school in 1980 and practiced nursing until she retired in 1997.