In Memory

Sandy Allen (Swayze)

Sandy Allen (Swayze)

Sandra Lee Allen (Swayze) died November 7, 2015

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12/12/15 08:45 AM #1    

Vicky Taylor (McMath)

I'm so sorry to hear of Sandy's passing!  She was always so nice.  Vicky Taylor McMath

12/13/15 11:17 AM #2    

Barbara (Bobi) Roberts (Henkes)

I know it is so sad that she passed away. We had just had breakfast the week before she had some medical problems happen and then she passed away 2 months later.  She is greatly missed.

03/30/16 12:38 PM #3    

Ronn Woolley

Sandy was among the NICEST of all the students whom I was familiar with !  I will miss her.

06/14/22 03:14 AM #4    

Cindy (Cynthia) Drayer

Sandy Allen lived just across the street from me in Southwood Park.  We were best friends from the time I first met her in 1956.  My family had moved up from Los Angeles, CA, where I was born, and our homes were built at the same time.  I would visit with her often.  I liked to draw dinosaurs and she liked to draw horses.  We would play monopoly and Risk for days on end.  We went through all of the different schools together, Lake Grove Elementary, Uplands Elementary, Lake Owsego Junior High and Lake Oswego High School.  We played chess together, and I beat her in 6th grade to become the champion of Uplands Elementary.  We got hulu hoops together, shoes that sounded like horse hoofs on her concrete floor, and sang the Twist to our parents together.  I have photos of her and I together from the time we were real young.  Her father would take me along on camping trips.  He would get long worms from his back yard using electric stakes.  My own father said he had enough camping in WWII and didn't want to do that again.  I could understand. 

When I met Sandy again at our 30th reunion it became apparent to both of us how important that friendship had been and that we had many things still in common.  At the time she was struggling with Multiple Scleroisis.   She had several children and she told me about them.  I heard from her older sister Stephanie that she went to Hawaii and that is where she died.  

My heart aches at her loss, but I have very fond memories that help me smile and laugh, as well.  A lot of that early life helped me later and I am a better person because of her.

Cynthia Drayer, Portland, Oregon

06/15/22 10:00 AM #5    

Cynthia Ream (Cada)

That sounds like a very special friendship. I am sorry for your heartache.

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