Sandra June (Van Nortwick) Martindale


Sandra June (Van Nortwick) Martindale, 75, of Arlington, WA formerly of Cottage Grove passed away December 1, 2019.

Sandra was born July 15, 1944 in Eugene, OR to Frank and Arlyn (Eastburn) Van Nortwick.

Sandra graduated from Cottage Grove High School and attended Ozark Bible College and San Jose Bible College.

She married: James Allen Martindale on September 29, 1973 at the 6th & Gibbs Church of Christ in Cottage Grove, OR.

Sandra worked as a Church secretary & Christian Education director for Lighthouse Christian Church in Oceanside, CA. and a volunteer teacher with Evergreen Child Evangelism Fellowship. She also worked as a cook at Creswell Christian Child Care Center and Grove Christian Camp for many years and was a member of the 6th and Gibbs Church of Christ.

Sandra loved being with family and most of all her grandchildren. Her life showed her genuine faith in Jesus and her selfless service to others. And, if all that included her spending time at the Oregon Coast, it was all the better.

Sandra is survived by her daughters, Michelle Kiel (John) of Roscoe, South Dakota; Rachel Henderson (Shane) of Arlington, Washington; 10 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Sandra was preceded in death by her husband James Allen Martindale and brother, Terry Van Nortwick.

A memorial service will be held December 14, 2019 at 11:00am, at 6th & Gibbs Church of Christ in Cottage Grove with a private burial at Lane Memorial Gardens. Memorial contributions can be made to the Evergreen Child Evangelism Fellowship in Eugene, OR or Grove Christian Camp, in Dorena, OR.

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