Waterport: Sandra Lee Young, age 78, went to be with the Lord on March 19, 2021 at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born October 23, 1942 in Albion to the late Frank O. and Ruth E. (Sanford) Spencer.
Sandra enjoyed crafting, sewing, painting, homemaking and baking. She was once known as the “Pie Lady” of the Albion area. She ran a roadside stand with fresh baked pies for sale. She also had a fruit and vegetable stand where she sold produce from the working/hobby farm that she and her husband David cultivated. They raised many animals and continued the “Young” tradition of fruit trees, mostly apple. Sandy painted beautiful landscapes and portraits that are dispersed now between family and friends. If she wasn’t crafting in some way then you knew she wasn’t feeling well.
Sandy had a love for horses that started years ago from working as a stable girl for Miles and Jeanette Byers Horse Farm as an older teenager. As a younger child, she had stories of playing with her brother and sister and many friends growing up on Erie St. in Albion. Sandy would describe herself as more boy than girl when she would hang with her friends. Her favorite person was her grandfather, William H. Sanford. Toward the end of her illness, she would talk about the great times at her grandparents’ home. Her grandmother Beaulah (Bordney) Sanford and grandfather held a special place in her heart.
Sandy lived a very full life with many years of marriage with David and her five children. In their later years they divorced, but still continued to be friends and enjoy time with the kids and grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her ex-husband, David A. Young and her twin brother Arthur W. “Bud” Spencer.
Sandra is survived by her five daughters, Deborah (Philip) Wehner, Pamela (Kevin) Ignaszak, Rebecca (Joe) Wietler, Priscilla (Ron) Richardson, and Erin Young. Also, many grandchildren, Philip (Cassie) Wehner, Christina (Josh) Pedroza, Ruth Young, Quinlan Ignaszak, Hope Young, Sydney Ignaszak, Gwenyth Ignaszak, and Lena Young, great-grandchildren, Gabe, Ben, and Jase Pedroza, Bailey, Portlan, and Kennedy Wehner, sister, Kathleen E. (Jim) Pflaumer Bush, and also many nieces, and nephews.
Services for Sandra will be announced at a later date and will be for close family and friends at the family’s discretion.
Sandra’s arrangements have been entrusted to the Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc. of Albion, NY.
To share a special memory of Sandra, please visit www.mitchellfamilyfuneralhomes.com.