Sally Anna Tandy

sally tandy

May 5, 1936 ~ February 12, 2018

Resided in: Arden, North Carolina

Sally Anna Tandy, beloved sister, aunt, babysitter, and friend, passed away peacefully in her sleep the morning of February 12, 2018. Born on May 5, 1936, Sally was the daughter of the late Ruth Reynolds and Oscar Garrott Tandy. Sally lived all her life in Buncombe County, North Carolina. She graduated from Valley Springs High School, and went on to take courses at the Plonk School of Creative Arts in Asheville. Sally had a great love for children, and she will be warmly remembered for the wonderful childcare she provided in so many households. Sally was also an excellent cook and shared her creative talent through handmade gifts to family and friends, always signed with “Lots of Love”. Sally was preceded in death by her parents; by her eldest sister, Jean Tandy Cook, of Lynchburg, VA; and by her youngest sister, Mary Elizabeth Tandy Gropp, of Bronx, NY. She is survived by one other sister, Margaret Tandy Gatling, of Chapel Hill, N.C. She is also survived by many cousins and nieces and nephews. Sally’s family would like to express sincere thanks to the many friends and neighbors who offered care and support to her in so many ways throughout the years. A graveside service is scheduled for Saturday, February 17, 2018 at 11:30 am at Green Hills Cemetery, 25 New Leicester Highway, in Asheville. Memorial contributions may be made to Fletcher United Methodist Church, 50 Library Road, Fletcher, NC 28732; or to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123 - memo: Relay for Life.

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  1. Our deepest sympathy to Sally’s family. She will always be remembered for her love of children and many hours in the church nursery.

  2. Sally Tandy was a sweet and gentle spirit. I am now 65 years old and still remember her taking all the neighborhood children on walks through Oak Park. As a child I remember this as a special time. All of us were so blessed to have this kind lady in our lives who showed ‘lots of love’? in many ways. As an adult I saw that same loving Sally working diligently for Relay for Life. She was a treasure.

  3. Rest in Peace Ms. Sally. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I know you are at peace, God Bless you and thank you for your love and support when our kids were younger.
    Brett and Tiffany Carroll

  4. Our children were some of the many who had Sally as their babysitter, and who received handmade Christmas decorations from her every year. I trusted her with them and we will treasure our fond memories of her. Love, and sympathy to her family from Ed, Leslie, Luke, Lucy and Conrad Hillman.

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