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Sandra Kay (Palmer) Washburn

September 19, 1944 ~ November 23, 2018 (age 74)
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Sandra Kay Washburn

Sandra Kay Washburn of Bainbridge passed away Friday morning Nov. 23, 2018 at Absolute Care in Endicott. She was born on Sept. 19, 1944 in New Berlin, NY to Arthur & Normina (Hendrickson) Palmer.  She married James Washburn on March 28,1964 in Mount Upton NY.  She is survived by her husband, James, daughters, Susan (Edward} McHenry of Sidney, Penny (William) Saunders of Afton, Kay (Christopher) Currie of Plymouth, son, Steven (Jennifer Hall) Washburn of Sidney, grandchildren Derrick (Gianna) McHenry, Phillip McHenry, Marcus Currie, Krista Currie, Christina Harvey, Aubrie Palmer, Bradley Washburn, great Grandchildren Oliver McHenry, Anna Knapp, sisters Sherry Haggerty of Sidney, children Robin (Micheal) Jerald and Carol( Edward) Curley, brothers Gerald (Sandra) Palmer of Bainbridge, children Laurie Eldgride, Besty Dean, ,Brenda Palmer, Roger (Marlene) Barnhart, and Brian Barnhart, sister in-law Janet (Glen) Jacob of Palmer AK, children Mathew (Kathy) Suttle, Audery (Merl) Badger, Dianna (Rick) Thornton, and Ruth (Daniel) Hardage.  She was preceded by her parents/in-laws and sister Wanda Perry/brother in-law Harold Washburn Jr.  She was a loving wife and mother. She had a real passion for taking care of her family. She was a stay at home Housewife and Mom for many years. During those years she enjoyed sewing(quilt making), canning and about every other craft under the sun. She enjoyed all Holidays with Homemade gifts, foods, and traditions. Her favorite being Halloween. She worked at Nortogs in Norwich for a brief time after her kids where all grown and then Ended up at Keith Clarks /Mead Westvaco until her retirement. Along the way She acquired many good friends who carried over into her life (craft shows/bingo/work).  June McHenry and Jake Palmer could be found at most pitch tables with her, she loved a good card game. Pool was another of her hobbies playing, watching tournaments (in Vegas), and watching her husband play. She enjoyed Playing Bingo with Sherry Haggerty. She was known for her great sense of humor, her corny jokes and her all-around good-natured heart. Most of which she got from her great Parents. Normina with her homemaking skill taught her well, and Art who was the jokester and outdoors man gave her that sense of humor we all loved. She also enjoyed having her husband’s family come for visits Janet (Glen) Jacob (Palmer AK) and Harold (Butch) Washburn (Port Richie FL). Her utmost priority was her family. Her loving husband who she absolutely adored being top on the list.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Alzheimer Association  Graveside Services will be held in Evergreen Hill Cemetery, Unadilla in the spring.  The family will receive friends at the Westcott-Madden Funeral Home 123 Main Street Unadilla on Friday Nov 30 from 5 to 7 p.m.  Online condolences may be made at:   www.wmaddenfh.com.  Arrangements by the Westcott-Madden Funeral Home 123 Main Street Unadilla.  A MADDEN FAMILY FUNERAL HOME.

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