Sandra Ann (McGookey) Altier, 63, of Troy, Ohio, and Sandusky, and formerly of Wooster, Ohio, died Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, in The Ohio State Medical Center in Columbus, after a determined and brave 14-month battle with cancer.
Sandy is survived by her loving husband of 43 years, Mark; their three children, Christopher (Katie) Altier, of Blacklick, Ohio, Kathryn Reagan, of Westerville, Ohio, and Meghan Altier, of Columbus; four grandchildren, Benjamin and Abigail Reagan and Caroline and Graham Altier; one brother, Scott (Ruth) McGookey, of Brooksville, Fla.; and her two corgis, Gus and Gracie.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Earl Jr., and Beverly McGookey.
A 1967 graduate of Sandusky High School, Sandy attended Kent State University. Formerly, Sandy was employed by Flair Travel of Wooster.
She was an accomplished quilter, an avid Bridge player, and a gifted artist in a number of media. Sandy loved and worked diligently to restore and to decorate her century home in Troy. She was imbued with a lifelong love of animals and a commitment to her many pets.
Sandy engaged in public service, most notably as a former member of the Troy Beautification Committee and as a volunteer and chair of the exhibit committee of Troy’s Hayner Cultural Center. She enjoyed her involvement with the Southwest Historic District.
Friends are invited to join her family for an observance of her life 1:30-3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, at Hayner Cultural Center, 301 W. Main St., Troy, Ohio.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hayner Cultural Center, 301 W. Main St., Troy, OH 45373; or to the charity of the donor’s choice.