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Sandra Kay Souders


Sandra Kay Souders, 80, of Oakesdale, Wash., passed away from complications of congestive heart and renal failure on Saturday, May 8th, 2021, at Providence Sacred Heart Hospital.

Sandy was born to Thomas and Mary (Vigue) Pederson on March 15, 1941, at the home of her grandparents, Bill and Emily Vigue in Orofino, Idaho. The family relocated to Bovill, Idaho. At age seven, Sandy lost her dad to a logging accident. Her mother later married Elwood Wunderlich and together they had three more boys.

The family later moved to Avery, Idaho, where she went to grade school and made many life-long friends. Sandy attended high school in Deary, Idaho, but left school her junior year to marry Bob Warner on April 10, 1958. She would later go on to receive her High School Diploma.

The couple’s first child, a daughter, Jaimie Sue was born on November 7, 1959. Their second child, Robert (Rob) Eugene was born Sept. 9, 1963, and their third child Rodney Wayne, was born August 17, 1967. The couple divorced in 1971.

On June 2, 1973, Sandy married Burton (Burt) Souders. After living in Joel, Idaho, and then Deary, Idaho, the couple eventually moved to Garfield, Wash., where she and Burt got involved with the Garfield Christian Fellowship. Their service, faith, and fellowship cannot be understated. Sandy worked at various banks in Moscow and Pullman until she retired in 2007 from the WSECU on the Pullman campus. Burt passed away on August 11, 2014, after 41 years of marriage. She spent her last three years living in St. Maries, Idaho, where she spent her time with her childhood friend, companion, and fellow snowbird Jim Scourey.

She came to live with her daughter and son-in-law, Jaimie and Tom mid-February when her health started to decline.

She enjoyed collecting antiques (especially pigs) and collectibles, yard sales, puzzles of all kinds, knitting, crocheting, embroidery, cross-stich, quilting, playing cards, playing games, genealogy, decorating, and traveling. She loved “Elvis” and was an avid fan of the Gonzaga Bulldogs.

She is survived by her daughter, Jaimie (Tom) Dahl, and son, Robert Warner; step-daughter, Charlotte Randaggio, and step-son, Eric (Denise) Souders; brothers Ted (Kathy) Pederson, Elwood Jr. (Ginger) Wunderlich, and Dale Wunderlich; the children of the late Arnold “Mutt” Wallace, Sharon (Jack) McMillan, Shirley (Gene) Clasen, Beth Harkcom, and brother Dan Wallace (Susie); Aunt Opal Anderson, and lots of cousins, nephews, nieces, and greats. She has seven grandchildren, and 20 great-grandchildren.

The family would like to thank Jim Scourey for taking good care of Sandy when her health started to fail, and to her many friends for their love, support, and friendship over the years.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, May 29, at 11 a.m., at Oakesdale First Baptist Church, 209 W. Bartlett Street, Oakesdale, WA 99158, with Pastors Tom Dahl and Dean Walker officiating.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to worldvisions.com, Garfield Christian Fellowship, and Oakesdale First Baptist church.


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