Sandra Lee Foerster passed away peacefully at her home in Globe on Friday, Aug. 28, 2020. She was born in Pennsylvania on Jan. 14, 1943 to Mary Blakney and Harry Fish.
The family moved to Globe in 1953.
She met and married David Foerster in 1958. Together they had six children, David of Globe, Cynthia Filip (Dan) of Globe, Chuck (Debbie) of Mesa, William (Sandra) of Tucson, Ann (Alex) of Globe, and Suzette (Paul) of Globe. She adopted two of her grandchildren, Paul Foerster (Jen) of Globe and Shannon Bolinger (Shawn) of Globe.
She is survived by her children, 18 grandchildren and 28 great grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her husband David, brothers, Danny and Johnny, sisters, Nancy, Darlene, and Kookie, and grandson Aaron.
Many people knew her as Cindy. When her children were little she waited tables at the Justa Café to make ends meet. Later she became a licensed cosmetologist and worked as a hair dresser at Willie’s Beauty Hut.
She continued her education and became a Nurse’s Assistant and an EMT and worked at Gila General Hospital until they closed.
Upon the death of her husband, she moved to Mesa to work in medical billing.
Deciding to come back home, she took a position at Copper Hills Inn as a front desk receptionist. She retired but continued working part time as a tax preparer at Jackson Hewitt.
Sandra loved her family and enjoyed every gathering with them. The family gathered every Easter and Christmas.
She spent many hours volunteering as a den mom, softball coach, and volleyball coach.
She loved traveling, loved reading books, and loved to enjoy a good movie with one or more of her grandkids, complete with popcorn. She loved car rides in the rain, a good camping trip and a good western movie on Sunday afternoon.
She leaves behind a legacy of love and she will be dearly missed.
Family is holding a private service.