Sandra Sue Downs

July 7, 1943 - December 10, 2017


Service: Per her request, she was cremated and a private memorial service will be held at Caledonia Cemetery in Ohio next spring.

Sandra Downs pictureSandra Sue Downs, 74, of Sioux Falls, SD, formerly of Tempe, AZ, passed away on December 10, 2017.  She died of natural causes at the Canton Good Samaritan Center.

        Sandra was born in Galion, OH on July 7, 1943 to Cloa and Ralph Downs, Jr.  She grew up in Columbus and graduated from Upper Arlington High School before attending Ohio State University.

        In order to be close to her children, she moved to Tempe, AZ in 1996 until ill health, in February 2012, forced her to move to South Dakota, allowing her sister to care for her.

        She is lovingly survived by her daughter, Kristin (David) Peace, Chagrin Falls, OH; sons, John (Jessica) Colby, Tempe, AZ and Drew (Rachel) Colby, Chandler, AZ; sisters, Sharon (Gregg) Ulrickson, Vicki (Edward) McCulloch, and Cathy Harrelson; brother, Ralph “Chip” (Cindy) Downs, III; and grandchildren, Marcus, Alex, Elinor, Audrey, Brynn, and Cali.

        She is predeceased by her parents, son-in-law, Byron J. Horn, and nephew, Jordan Roman.

        Per her request, she was cremated and a private memorial service will be held at Caledonia Cemetery in Ohio next spring.

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  1. This may be way too late for you to receive – however, may it help with finding peace

  2. I’m so sorry for your loss I have alot of old memories from when I was young she and Sharon played beautiful music may she RIP love Michaela Downs ,mcnier

  3. It has been our honor and privilege in caring for Sandra. Thank you for allowing us to care and love on her. We hope you are finding peace and rest during this new transition. Please do not hesitate to call us if you need anything! AseraCare Hospice Team

  4. Am so sad to learn of the passing of Sandy. I only got to spend a few times with her but found her to have a great sense of humor and could relate to her through like experiences. May she Rest In Peace!

  5. My cousin sandy I was young when you left home but I remember like it was yesterday you and Sharon we’re very musicle I. Can here you and Sharon sinning and playing the piano you will be dearly missed RIP