Sandra Sue Alumbaugh, 66, died at her home in Washougal, Wash., Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013, after fighting lung cancer.
She was born Sept. 26, 1946, in Iola, the daughter of James and Loreta Tremain. She married Stephen Francis Alumbaugh in 1961. They moved to Washington in 1970.
Sandra loved to play the piano, garden, can and cook, do genealogy and spend time with her family.
Survivors include her husband, Steve; a son, Steven Wayne; a daughter, Tamra Lynn Hooton and her husband Lane; two granddaughters, Michelle and Sabrina Hooton, Washougal; three sisters, Jackie Rogaskie, Bellevue, Neb., Betty Wilson and husband Cliff and Janice Maloney and husband Earl, Fort Scott; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, Donald and Robert, and a sister, Shirley Hamilton.
Cremation is planned. Graveside services will be at Washougal, Wash., Memorial Cemetery.
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