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Funeral services for Sandy Tift, will be held on Friday, December 7th at 2:00 p.m. at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Buffalo, Wyoming with Reverend Douglas Wasinger officiating. Interment will be in Willow Grove Cemetery, with graveside services to follow the funeral. A reception will be held in the Onderdonk Hall following the graveside. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Sandy’s memory to the St. Francis Animal Shelter in care of the Adams Funeral Home in Buffalo.
Sandra “Sandy” Tift of Buffalo, Wyoming Passed away at 75 years old, from natural causes on November 13, 2012 at the Agape Manor. Sandy was in the presence of her husband, Arlan of fifty-five years. Sandra Sue Tift was born on April 24, 1937 in Pueblo, Colorado to Robert and Mildred McHenry. Sandy attended grade school and high school in Buffalo, Wyoming. Sandy was a graduate of Colorado State Women’s College in Denver, Colorado. Sandy pursued secretarial and business careers, while raising two sons. Sandy’s passion was helping animals and stray cats and dogs were usually found in her home. Sandy and Mary Hicks founded the St. Francis Animal Shelter in Buffalo which was accomplished with a lot of hard work and lots of love for animals. The formation of the animal shelter was a highlight of Sandy’s life. Sandy retired from the shelter and brought home Molli, an abused Labrador-mix where she became a part of her family. Sandy always made sure there were pets in her and her family’s lives. Sandy loved spoiling her favorite horse Annie and many dogs and cats throughout her life. Sandy also loved working in the kitchen, gardening, painting, and playing the piano, crafts and sewing, which included making beds and blankets for the cats and dogs. Sandy had a loving, kind and compassionate heart for those that knew her well can truly appreciate. Sandy’s years have been marked by a wonderful sense of humor that lives on in her family.
She is survived by her husband Arlan Tift of Buffalo; her sons and their wives: Scott and Leslie Tift of Mt. Shasta, California; Chadwick and Valerie of Redding, California; one grandson and his wife Tyler Tift and Alexandra of Arvada, Colorado; one granddaughter Kayla Tift of Denver; and foster son Edward Cardilino of Redding California. She was preceded in death by her parents.

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