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April 27, 2013

Sandra Kay Nye

THOMPSONVILLE — Sandra Kay Nye, passed away Monday, March 25, at Munson Medical Center, at the age of 67, after a long battle with multiple sclerosis.

Sandy was born March 5, 1946, in Frankfort, to Ken and Betty (Ward) Johnson. After many years in Frankfort, Sandy’s family moved to Manitowoc, Wis., where her father worked on the railroads. She had fond memories of this time in her life prior to moving back to Frankfort.

On May 3, 1963, Sandy married the love of her life, Everette (Ray) Nye. Most people would tell you that the first portion of their marriage Sandy took care of Ray, and the last portion Ray took care of Sandy. Everyone would agree they were an example for others. Sandy and Ray raised three children on Grace Road in Benzonia. Sandy was loving mother who enjoyed sewing, canning food from the garden, cooking, reading, shopping with her sisters, and spending time with family and friends. She loved people and her home was always open to company. Sandy was also a Detroit Tigers fan and on Tuesday mornings she would listen to Ron Jolly and The Professor on her AM Radio.

Sandy worked for the family business, Nye Plumbing & Heating for many years and was also a mail carrier for the U.S. Postal Service. Many people on Sandy’s route appreciated the time she took to say a kind word or ask how they were doing. Sandy was never one to focus on herself and always made those around her feel special, often taking the time to call people and thank them for doing things most people overlook.

In 2000, Ray and Sandy moved to Mallison Road in Thompsonville, where they continued to make many wonderful memories and were thoroughly welcomed into the neighborhood “golf-carting community”. During these years, Sandy enjoyed gospel music on Sunday’s, wine and bleu cheese during dinner preparation, watching all sorts of wildlife and as always lots of company.

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