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Sandra Anne Synstad


Last updated 7/12/2018 at 2:19pm

Sandra Anne Synstad

Sandra Anne Synstad

Sandra Anne Synstad was born April 22, 1944 in Tampa, Fla. to Rex Porter and Gloria Etchey and died July 7, 2018 at home under care of Hospice of Spokane.

She grew up in North Seattle and attended elementary school at Our Lady of the Lake Parish and later attended Blanchard High School. She married the love of her life Robert Synstad on Sept. 9, 1961 and they were happily married for 56 years. They had two children, Debbie (who preceded Sandy in death) and Keith, as well as four grandchildren, Valerie Amack (Scott), Sean Sproul, Wade Synstad (Lauren) and Kaylene Dean (Scott) and one great grandchild expected in September.

Sandy worked as a grocery checker for many years and later as a patient care coordinator at Harborview Hospital in Seattle. She loved to garden, golf, fish and play games with her family.

Sandy was also a devoted member of the St. Rose of Lima Catholic Parish for many years and served as a eucharistic minister and on the Pastoral Council. She was a member of the Ladies Club at the St. John's Golf Course and was a past president of the organization. Sandy lived on Badger Lake for the past 20 years.

Besides her daughter, she was preceded in death by her sisters Patricia Duren, Mary Schramer and brother Daniel Porter.

A funeral mass will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, July 13, at St. Rose of Lima Parish in Cheney. Sandy's family would like to thank all those who have prayed for her and showed her kindness.

Please direct all donations to Hospice of Spokane, a wonderful organization. Visit her 0nline guestbook at


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