Sandra Jean Killion, 69, of Friday Harbor, WA, passed
away peacefully on Sunday, February 21, 2016 with her family by her side.
She was born December 28, 1946, in Grand Rapids Minnesota to Robert and Irene Eklund. In 1965, Sandra graduated with honors from La Serna High School in Whittier, CA. She received her Bachelors of Fine Arts from Arizona State University at Tempe, Arizona and her Education Credential
from Whittier College in California. Sandra worked as an elementary school teacher for nine years until her marriage to Mike Killion of Laguna Beach, CA where they resided for
21 years. They were married for 38 blissful years that
included traveling, boating and camping. They moved
to Sun Valley, Idaho where they delighted in skiing and the sporting life. They resumed their love of boating in the Puget Sound and the San Juan Islands, and that lured them to make
the move to Friday Harbor.
Sandra enjoyed tennis, golf, cooking, knitting, gardening, architecture and music appreciation. She was a
volunteer and actor with the San Juan Community Theater where she took the comedic role of “Cookie” in Neil Simon’s play, “Rumors”. She had an immense appreciation for being on stage.
Sandra battled breast cancer for 30 years. She is survived
by her husband, Mike Killion of Friday Harbor, her sister, Cynthia Eklund of Temecula, CA, her niece Gwen (Chad) of San Diego, CA and her nephew Erik Hughes of Park Rapids,
A memorial service for Sandy will be held at noon, Sunday, April 3, 2016 at the San Juan Community Theater in Friday Harbor.
Arrangements are in the care of Evans Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., Anacortes, WA and the San Juan Islands.
To share memories of Sandra, please sign the online guest register at www.evanschapel.com.