Sandra Webb Reece, sister, mom, grandma and friend, passed away February 9, 2021 due to covid complications.
She was born October 4, 1947 the 5th of 6 children to Chester Vancil and Ida Allen Webb in Taylor, AZ. She was raised on the Silvercreek where she learned to rise early, hoe a good row and pick [and eat] all the cucumbers... and then enjoy the reward of a good swim in the pool in the afternoon with her siblings. She was familiar with ALL the apple trees in the orchard and never missed a chance to sneak off with her salt shaker and eat as many as she could before getting caught. ‘Before getting caught’ was her mantra that carried her throughout her life. And, she was a pro at ‘dodging the bullet’.
She was thrifty but loved nice things. She could stretch and save a dollar like no other. She enjoyed working in and was proud of her yard. She loved country dancing and listening to country bands at Hondah Casino with her friends. She had her favorite slot machines, and loved the thrill of trying to figure out which one would pay out.
There was nothing typical about Sandra. The second she hit the ground she was moving - grass did not grow under her feet. She made friends out of her enemies and had a childlike love for people. She was the least judgmental person and everyone was invited to her party... you’d be further up the VIP list if you could dance. She LIVED her life with no apologies, or many regrets, as she was 100% true to herself. She was a bleached blonde bombshell with a wild side no one could tame and never backed down from a good fight. She was spunky, sassy, funny, irreverent, outgoing, reliable, inappropriate, loyal, and carried an impressive amount confidence in her 4’10” frame. She loved to be the center of attention and didn’t have to try very hard to be it. She could make u tear your hair out and want to be around her all.at.the.same.damn.time! She had an animated, contagious laugh and a lead foot she happily paid for and bragged about. She LOVED to stir the pot... especially if it had green chili in it. She was raised in the LDS church and believed in her Heavenly Father, but not in 3... or even 2 hour church blocks.
She resided in Show Low for over 45yrs where she raised her three children. She loved them and their family’s with all she had.
She is survived by her sisters: Gola Chappell and Patricia [Floyd] Fuentes; her brother, Terry [Brenda] Webb; her daughter, Michelle Petersen [Neil] Parke and their children: Talon Parke, Dylan [Hayden] Clark, Jagger Parke and Crew Parke; her son, Trenton Kay [Taniesha] Petersen and their children: Charles Jack Petersen, Maia Petersen [Shailee and Talon Winnett]; her son-in-law, Steve [Renalyn] Cywinski and her grandsons: Timmy [Ashley] Ramirez and their son Jared, and Dusty Ramirez and his son Kai.
She is proceeded in death by her parents, her brothers: Chester Kay and Jeddy Lynn and her daughter Brandy.
Graveside services will be Sunday, February 21, 2021 at 2pm at the Show Low Cemetery.