Sandra (Sandy) Lee Martin passed away on Wednesday, May 17, 2023, surrounded by her children, in the comfort of her home, in Surprise Arizona. She was born October 9, 1948, in Wyandotte, MI to Joyce (Voeten) and Douglas Goodrow. Sandy was the oldest of three children to Joyce and Doug.
A service to remember Sandy will be held at Prince of Peace Catholic Parish, located at 14818 W. Deer Valley Dr Sun City, AZ on Wednesday, May 31, 2023, at 10am. A reception will proceed the service to honor Sandy’s memory at Sun City West Foundation located at 14465 RH Johnson Blvd. Sun City West, AZ 85375
She graduated from John F. Kennedy High School, Class of 1966. Following graduation, she attended Eastern Michigan University with interest in culinary skills. After college, she went to explore England and Germany and find herself. A few years later she met the love of her life, Richard (Dick) Martin. At the time when they met, they were working for the same company, Sears where she ultimately resigned so they could continue their relationship.
They married after a very short courtship, in Las Vegas at the Little White Chapel, just six months meeting. Sandy was married to Dick for 28 years until his passing in April 2001. During their time together they began their story in Sterling Heights, MI. They had two children, Andrea and Jeff, and in the 80’s ventured to Pickerington, OH. In 1991 they landed in Arizona where they finally permanently settled, continuing to raise their children and enjoy the adventures of life together with friends, family, and each other.
Sandy had a great love of music. All kinds of music to be exact. Her record, cassette tapes, CD collection, and iTunes music consists of thousands of songs. Her genre ranged from Woodstock, The Beatles, ABBA, Neil Diamond, Michael Jackson, Phantom of the Opera Soundtrack, George Strait’s Greatest Hits, Adele, Kid Rock, Robin Thicke and even some Rihanna.
In addition to her love of music. She also enjoyed weekly breakfast with the girls, her Mah Jongg group, attending church, and playing golf.
She is survived by her daughter, Andrea Jones, and her favorite son-in-law, the only one, Ty of Brock, TX and grandson RJ Howell. Son, Jeff Martin and wife Christy of Peoria, AZ and grandchildren; JJ, Kenna, and Kylee. Sister, Sally Reed and husband Ron of Gilbert, KY. Mother Joyce Goodrow of Surprise, AZ.
She is predeceased by her father Douglas Goodrow, husband Dick Martin, and brother Stephen Goodrow.
In lieu of flowers, those who wish to remember Sandy in a special way may make donations in her memory to AZ Hospice of the Valley, https://hov.org/donate or The Humane Society, https://www.humanesociety.org.
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