Sandra Kay Richesin

Sandra Kay Richesin

May 1957 ~ February 2022

Sandra Kay Richesin passed away February 13, 2022 in Sonora, California at the age of 64.

Sandy was born to Jim & Minnie Morris. She and her brother Jimmy Morris and sister Judy Bacon (Morris) grew up in Turlock where Sandy graduated from Turlock High.

Sandy worked at Pitco wholesale foods for 21 years where she became one of their top sales representatives. It takes a special kind of woman to survive and succeed in a male-dominated business and she did it with class and elegance.

She was very active in her beloved community of Don Pedro, where her and her husband Mark Richesin built their dream ranch. She served as Director of the Board for the Northern Mariposa County History Center for 3 years. During that time she took on managing and working the pancake breakfast, took the lead for designing, purchasing and delivering the Bill Lane Memorial Bench, and was instrumental in the History Center’s largest event, The Coyote Fest.

Sandy loved to host her Bunco Babes theme parties, she loved to create with her crafts and beautiful paintings. She loved her animals, she loved music and she loved to dance. She loved history, but most of all she loved her family.

Sandy was a tough but loving mother to her sons and their families, Craig and Mattie with their children Kylie and Aiden, Jeremy and Amber with their children Sophia, Paislee Rae and Weston, Benny and Brittany with their children Johnny, Jase and Jenna, and Mark and Heather with their children Andrew, Annabell and Jasper.  She was so proud of the husbands and fathers they have become and absolutely loved being a grandma.

The family invites you to join in celebrating Sandy’s life February 26, 2022 at 10am at Allen Mortuary with graveside internment at Turlock Memorial. A reception will follow at KC Ranch, 4115 Washington Rd., Hughson CA.

The Funeral service can be viewed remotely by following the link: viewlogies.net

In lieu of flowers we ask you make a contribution to the Northern Mariposa County History Center, 10301 Hwy 49, Coulterville CA 95311

It would also be an absolute honor for you to attend a worship service with us on Sundays at the Ceres Christian Church, 9:30am, 3502 Roeding Rd, Ceres.

5 Comments

  • Joyce Krogh February 25, 2022 12:12 am

    My heart is so broken 💔. Sister Sandy was a child hood friend, a sister my Rock growing up. She taught me how to pluck my eye brows, showed me how to put my make up on. She was there for me when I had my 2 girls at birth. We laughed, cried and was always partners in crime. She taught me to drive in the country. Her pretty blue mustang. I was there for her boys. As we grew up to be adults we stayed sisters. Went to many outings and plays ,showers ect.. I will truly miss her laughter, her smile and her true friendship as sisters.She will always be in my heart and walk beside me with her true kind outgoing spirt.. I will miss you but I will keep our memories we had together for ever and you will alway be remembered ❤ Never forgotten ❤ always sisters.

    • Judy Morris Bacon February 26, 2022 3:52 pm

      Joyce, I remember how thick you two were.
      May God comfort you in our time of loss. I love you & Vernon very much. Thank you for telling us how Sandy blessed your life.

  • Judy Morris Bacon February 26, 2022 4:07 pm

    Growing up with Sandy was very interesting, She was a girly girl & loved tea party’s & dolls. But she had a little sister whom love to climb trees, jump in puddles & play in the mud. While her patient’s ran thin curling my hair & trying to make me pretty & smacking me in the head with the brush, because I never sat still. But Sandy love to make things pretty. She would tell me all of her accomplishments, her greatest accomplishments are her boys. How she bragged & while I was miles away, she could make me picture them & how proud she was. Sandy believed that life was a adventure, she love history, gardening, everything beautiful God had created, she had a way of seeing beauty in everything. Sandy my sister, I will see you one day & we will have a celebration.
    I love you
    Now I carry you in my heart.
    You sister.

  • Bonnie Fritsche Gassmann February 26, 2022 7:03 pm

    Such a beautiful service for Sandy who is so loved and will be so missed. She raised a beautiful family who will carry on her legacy❤️

  • Steve & Delena February 27, 2022 9:28 pm

    To Sandy’s sons and family we send you our heartfelt condolences.
    We are Sandy‘s neighbors on Zarzamora and my husband painted her house last summer.
    I enjoyed talking to her. We had so much in common. We both loved animals and loved dancing.
    She definitely loved her family and talked about her grandchildren.
    She was always working around the yard and gave me great inspiration. She will be greatly missed in the community as well as from her friends and neighbors.
    We will miss her. ❤️

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