Wednesday, August 12, 2020


Moab, UT

77.9 F

    Sandra Wells, 1942 ~ 2010

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    “I really don’t think that 40% of all people are not going to send their kid to school.”

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    In the 1890s, Moab pioneer brothers Frank M. And John S. Shafer developed the route from what had been a Native American pathway connecting what is now Canyonlands National Park to the river below.

    At 99, Moab man is knighted by France

    “The French people will never forget his courage and devotion to the great cause of freedom,”

    Leaving Guatemala, Part 4: ‘A year in the land of eternal spring’

    Though I planned to return someday, whether as a Peace Corps volunteer or not, this experience proved that even the best-laid plans go awry.

    Leaving Guatemala, Part 3: Sudden departure came with painful goodbyes

    Men donned wooden masks and numerous layers of sweatshirts and ponchos then proceeded to hit each other with whips as they danced around the town square.

    Sandra Wells passed away Oct. 17, 2010 outside of Phoenix Ariz. from an automobile accident. Sandra was born Feb. 21, 1942 in Durango, Colo., to Orville and Mae McCoy. Her husband Donald was also in the accident and is in a rehabilitation center in Mesa Ariz.

    They lived in Moab for many years, Sandra was a nurse at Allen Memorial Hospital and in Dr. Munsey’s office. Sandy spent the later part of her life fighting kidney failure and was on her way from Golden, Valley Ariz., where they live, for a doctor appointment when the accident happened.

    She had immense love for her husband, family, and their dogs (Gidget and Rocky).

    She is survived by her husband, Donald, step-mother Mildred, brothers, Edwin McCoy (Joann), Dale McCoy (Theresa) and sisters, Pricilla and Pam.

    She is preceded in death by her father, mother and one step-sister, Barbara.

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