Sandra S. Oldford, age 79, passed away unexpectedly on December 1, 2014.
She was born in Ann Arbor to the late Harry and Marguerite (Rawlings) Gough on January 27, 1935. She graduated from Port Huron High School in the January class of 1953 and graduated from the Leland Powers School of Radio, Television and Theatre in Boston, Massachusetts in 1954. She went on to begin her career as one of the first female disc jockeys at WTTH in Port Huron. She also was honored by being “Miss Port Huron” representing the city as an “All American City” in 1955 in the Rose Bowl parade in California. She married Eugene D. Oldford in Port Huron on June 22, 1957.
Sandy is survived by her three children, Stephen (Gale) Oldford of Croswell, Susan Zappa of Clyde and Laurie Oldford of Port Huron. She was blessed with her five loving grandchildren; Michelle (Manny) Chavez, Troy and Kara Oldford, Joey Zappa and Vincent Oldford. She is also survived by her former husband, Eugene Oldford, nieces and nephews; Kathy (Gwen) Johansen, Will (Ann Marie) Oldford and Douglas Gough; brother-in-law William Oldford, sister-in-law Jill Meyers and her many, many friends whom she loved so very much. Sandy was preceded in death by her brother, George Gough, niece Barbara Edwards, nephew Michael Gough and former son-in-law Joseph Zappa.
Trinity Episcopal Church was Sandy’s church home, where she was a lector, vestry member and choir member. She co-founded Project Blessing Outreach and Food Pantry and will always be remembered for her generosity toward numerous community organizations such as; the Lexington Arts Council, the Sanilac Humane Society and her beloved church. Sandy loved life, had a very strong faith in God and loved her family more than anything. She found special interest in music, animals, nature and her favorite hockey team, the Detroit Red Wings. She was a member of Port Sanilac Choral Club.
Please join the family to celebrate Sandy’s life. A visitation will take place on Thursday, December 4, 2014 at the Pomeroy Funeral Home in Lexington from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m.
On Friday, December 5, 2014, a funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. in Trinity Episcopal Church, Lexington, with visitation in the church beginning at 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service.
Memorials appreciated in Sandy’s name may be offered to Trinity Episcopal Church, The Sanilac County Humane Society or Project Blessing.