ASHLAND — Sandra J. Sapier, 68 of 7 White Mountain Court, Ashland, NH, surrounded by her family, passed peacefully on March 11, 2014.
Sandi was born in Plymouth, N.H., on September 18, 1945, the daughter of the late Cedric and Lena Hickey. She was predeceased by her brother, Ken Hickey of Kingman, Ariz. and leaves behind her sister and friend Joanne Slade of Laconia, N.H.
Sandi was the mother of six children, whom she considered her most valuable treasures.
Sandi was predeceased by her two oldest sons, Robert R. Dinger of Jupiter, Fla. and Darren S. Dinger of Manhattan, Kan.
Her family includes her daughter-in-laws, Robin Dinger of Lady Lake, Fla. and Tammy Dinger of San Antonio,Tex. Her son, Jeffrey M. Dinger of Thornton, N.H. and his wife Terri, her daughter, Pamela J. Plummer of New Hampton, N.H. and her husband David, her daughter, Rona L. Sapier of Laconia, N.H., her daughter , Jennifer M. Dillof Laconia, N.H. and her husband Rob. Sandi was always so proud to share that she had 17 grandchildren, Jessie, Debra, Dannise, Joshua, Jeffrey, Kayla, Madison, Michael, Charissa, Amber, Matthew, Dimitri, Despina, Stefan, Nickolas, Sammi, Jason, and Kaylee. She also beamed when mentioning her 7 great-grandchildren, Layla, Keegan, Maddie, Chloe, Ashton, Shea and Kaiden. She also leaves behind many nieces and nephews and great friends.
Sandi worked as an LNA for many years and took great pride in caring for the elderly. All of her life, she enjoyed arts and crafts, especially jewelry making and scrapbooking.
Sandi held a deep passion for animals throughout her life. Whether it be the horses she boarded on her farm as a young woman or the cats and dogs that pranced through her homes throughout her life, or even the pet skunk she raised as a teenager.
Calling hours will be held on Friday, March 14, 2014 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Dupuis Funeral Home, 11 Hill Avenue, Ashland, NH. A celebration of her life will be held in the Ashland Baptist Church, Main St., Ashland, on Saturday, March 15, 2014 at 11 a.m. Spring burial will be held at a later date in the Green Grove Cemetery in Ashland, NH.
In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made in Sandi's memory to the New Hampshire Humane Society, PO Box 572, Laconia, N.H. 03247.