Obituary - Sandra Gale Barlow

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Published Thursday, September 3, 2020

Sandra Gale Barlow

July 15, 1939 - August 19, 2020

Sandra (Sandy) Gale Barlow was born July 15, 1939, in Woodward, Oklahoma. She passed away peacefully August 19, 2020, in Northglenn. Over the past 15 years, Sandy lived in Apache Junction, Arizona, not including this past year when she injured herself in Colorado and was unable to return home.

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Sandra (Sandy) Gale Barlow

She was a devoted wife and mother and was very involved in her children's school and activities.

She took part-time jobs throughout her children's early school years as a toy salesman (the kids loved testing everything) and working at a Phil's grocery store, where she often brought home mystery dented cans without labels.

She was the President of the PTSA at her kids' elementary school and also worked in the school cafeteria. As her children were older, she became a realtor, working for Century 21, received her broker's license, and helped new realtors grow their career.

Sandy was always open to playing games. She loved playing cards and played bridge, poker and other card and board games over the years. She also loved to go to the casino's and gamble/play bingo.

Her family vacations always involved camping or boating in places where her husband fished, or visiting family and friends.

During her retirement years, Sandy and Don became "snowbirds" and traveled to Apache Junction for the winter.They spent several summers at the lake near Eads or near Monument when not traveling elsewhere until they finally settled in Apache Junction year-round. Sandy enjoyed Arizona, where she lived near beloved relatives and made many friends.

Sandy is survived by two of her children and their spouses, Brad & Terry Barlow, and Lana & Vincent Maes; daughter-in-law, Sandy Barlow; six grandchildren, Shaun Barlow, Taylor Maes, Sam Maes, Connor Maes, Sarah Hultquist and Janae Malott; sister, Vicki Caywood; sister-in-law, Leona McDaniel; aunt, Sheila Prophet; six great grandchildren and many nephews and nieces and other family members and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald Dean Barlow; son, Bart Lynn Barlow; and her parents, Evelyn and Virgil Prophet.

Sandy was loved and admired by those that knew her. She will never be forgotten, but she will be so deeply missed!

Sandy has been cremated and her ashes will be buried next to her husband's in the Eads Cemetery at a later date next year due to the pandemic.

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