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Sandra was born Sandra Kay Reffner in Frederick to Clarence and Edna (Arnold) Reffner on May 20, 1939. She grew up in Manitou and attended Manitou Public Schools, graduating in 1957. Sandra married John Dean Mitchell on Jan. 19, 1957.
They raised five children: Vicki, Sheila, Dana, Greg, and Steven.
Sandra and her family moved to Yukon in 1973. After her children were raised, Sandra went to work for Sonic for 10 years. After retiring, Sandra spent much of her time caring for her mother. Sandra loved spending time with her family. She was happiest when her children were home for Sunday dinner. Sandra was an avid reader, an amazing cook and she loved her soaps.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Dean Mitchell; daughter, Vicki Martin; son, Greg Mitchell; parents, Clarence and Edna Reffner; sister, Marilyn Chedester and brother, F.A. Reffner.
She is survived by her children: Sheila Parrish and husband Kenny of Big Cabin; Dana Flaming and husband Ricky of Yukon; Steven Mitchell, and wife Lisa of Piedmont; Son-in-law Bob Martin of Yukon; grandchildren: Lisa Shockey and husband Josh; April Summerlin; Elmer “Scooter” Parrish and wife Julia; Michael Parrish and wife Kati; Brian Martin and wife Sarah; Cynthia Sanderson and husband Colton; Marcus Flaming; Brittany Flaming; and Zachary Mitchell, along with 13 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Friday, Dec. 28, 2018, at Yanda & Son Funeral Home Chapel of Yukon, with interment following at the Yukon, Cemetery in Yukon.
Online condolences may be signed at www.yandafuneral.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Yanda & Son Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Yukon.