Sunday, 11 April 2021

Sandra Adams Wolfe

Sandra Adams Wolfe. Courtesy photo.

LAKEPORT, Calif. – Sandra Adams Wolfe passed away shortly before her 81st birthday on Jan. 26, 2021.

On the final night of her life, a rare, heavy blanket of snow fell on Lakeport and enveloped the town in a peaceful quiet. We felt as though the world paused to acknowledge the end of the earthly time of a lively spirit.

Many of us will recall gathering in her home for holidays or football Sundays. If it was Christmas or Thanksgiving, folks would be drawn to her kitchen for a warm chocolate chip cookie or a taste of oyster stuffing. She’d happily provide a sample and then chase you out of the kitchen with a smile and a few stern (possibly choice) words.

If the Patriots were playing, folks likely heard halftime stories of her days of making venison steaks and beer-infused pancakes for family hunting trips up at “the cabin.” She didn’t mention that she was wearing go-go boots while at the cabin stove, but pictures show she would hunt and fish with well-coiffed hair and the latest attire. All who knew Sandy can conjure a memory of her fierce devotion to family and lasting beauty.

Some of us will continue to wonder at the magic of her green thumb that coaxed dazzling blooms from azaleas and hydrangeas. She spent countless hours tending her yard, including a lovely hill of mostly purple irises that she planted to memorialize her husband of nearly twenty-five years. Her indoor ferns and lilies flourished for decades despite the average short lifespans of most house plants in the hands of more novice gardeners. Her steady faithfulness was made evident in those thriving plants.

Still others may recollect the gorgeous and cheeky radiologist whose warmth solicited laughter and trust from patients even during times of distress. Sandy was proud of her profession in nuclear medicine that closely paralleled her father's career as a doctor and mother's career as a nurse. Her final moments were spent in the care of the hospital where she spent 20 years serving others.

Sandy’s life will be celebrated by her adoring friends and family who will gather on Friday, Feb. 5th. A virtual event is planned and detailed on her memorial website: https://www.mykeeper.com/profile/SandraWolfe/.

Arrangements by Chapel of the Lakes Mortuary, 707-263-0357 or 707-994-5611, or visit www.chapelofthelakes.com.

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