Sandra Jeanne Nowicki “Sandee” passed away peacefully at home on Aug. 8, 2019; she was born on Feb. 22, 1938, in South Bend, Indiana.
Sandee loved to crochet, especially making gifts for people. She loved to bake and had an extensive collection of dolls, figurines and Elvis Presley. She loved to fly kites. Sandee thoroughly enjoyed watching youth sports and you could always find her sitting on the sidelines in the heat, cold, wind or rain cheering on her children, granddaughters and children of her friends with a bag of snacks or a homemade sweet treat to share. Her grandchildren brought her great joy and she loved to spoil them.
For many years Sandee was a Teacher’s Aide at Santa Rosa Elementary School in Atascadero, after retiring from there, she was trained to be a pharmacy technician at Thrifty Pharmacy where she was awarded the employee of the year in 1990.
Sandee is survived by the love of her life for 56 years Gene Nowicki, her four children: Michael (Lisa) Nowicki, Michelle (Mat) Baro, Allan Nowicki, and Tina (Tom Faiola) Nowicki, three granddaughters: Melissa (Artie) Adams, Ashley Baro, Katherine Nowicki and two great-grandsons, Blake and Walker Adams.
She was preceded in death by her parents Dewey and Gladys Large.
A viewing/visitation will take place on Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. A funeral service will be held on Friday, Aug. 16, 2019, at 10 a.m. at the Chapel of the Roses Mortuary in Atascadero. Burial will take place at Atascadero District Cemetery following the service.