June 24, 2016
Mrs. Sandra Jean Mahaffey, age 55, passed away on Monday, June 20, 2016, she was born July 14, 1960 at Fort Carson, Colorado to parents Ronald E. and Elizabeth Jane Vaughn Gibson. The family moved to Shenandoah, Iowa while her father was stationed in Germany on active duty with the U. S. Army. Later, Sandra, with her mother and brother Phillip joined her father in Schweinfurt, Germany. After a three-year tour of duty the family returned to the states and lived in Copperas Cove, Texas while her father was stationed at Fort Hood. From Fort Hood the family moved to Fort Benning, Georgia while her father was attending basic officer training. From there the family made a stop in Fort Polk, Louisiana before returning to Copperas Cove where the family remained while her father was in Vietnam. Soon after his return, her father was sent to Vietnam for a second tour of duty and the family once again moved to Copperas Cove where Sandra graduated from Copperas Cove High School. She married Kenneth Nash and they became parents of Brittni Elizabeth, Later Sandra married Frank Mahaffey and they were blessed with daughters Brooke & Cheyenne. Sandra worked as an Office Manager for Coca-Cola and later for the Tennessee Department of Transportation where she was working at the time of her death.
Sandra is survived by:
Daughters: Brittni, Brooke, and Cheyenne
Father: Ron Gibson
Several Cousins, Aunts and Uncles
She was preceded in death by her Mother: Elizabeth Jane Gibson
Sandra was an organizer of things and people; she loved to solve problems and looked forward to taking on difficult projects. She was a problem solver who loved to take on challenges.
Sandra will be missed by her loving family and by a host of friends who will mourn her passing and feel the absence of her presence. She will be especially missed by her cousins who are known fondly as the “Gibson Cousins Clan.” Sandy is now at peace with her Lord, and her mother who passed before her. May She Rest in Peace
Arrangements are as Follows: A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Saturday, July 2, 2016 at 3:00pm in the Chapel of Evans Mortuary in Rockwood. Sandra’s Life will be celebrated with Family and Friends. Private Family Interment will be held at a Later Date. Evans Mortuary is serving the Family of Mrs. Sandra Jean Mahaffey