Inez Lucille Sands
Inez Lucille Sands (Sanders) 76, passed away on Friday, March 12, 2021 in Sacramento, California. Inez was born on July 11, 1944 in Monterey, California.
Inez was predeceased by her husband, Stanford Sands; her first husband and father to her 3 children, Roger Smith, Sr.; daughter, Deanna Smith; granddaughter, Paula Smith; sisters, Severine Mitchell (Boggs), Gertrude Lozano (Boggs), Darlene (Imogene) Boggs; and parents, Minerva Downs and James Sanders, Sr.
Inez is survived by her daughter, Polly Smith-Juarez of Hopland; son, Roger Smith of Nice; brothers, James Sanders, Jr. (Sam) of Lucerne, and Earl Sanders (Mick) of Nice; 10 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren, 2 great great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Our mom, grandma, auntie, cousin, friend will be missed immensely. Mom had something so special about her personality making everything more exciting. Her smile and the love she showed us will always be in our hearts. Mom was a very thoughtful person, she had gifts saved with someone special in mind. She always had lots of extras for any event or outing. We were prepared and comfortable. All the kids gathered around her to see what surprise or snacks were about to be given.
Mom raised many children and we are forever thankful for her keeping us connected and taking care of us the best way she could. We stayed connected to our cultural heritage, and mom was devoted to her church services. Mom also enjoyed playing bingo and gambling later in life. Loretta Lynn and Conway Twitty were her favorite singers. I will always think of mom when listening to old country music. We had fun swimming, going to Bigtimes, birthday parties, graduations, oh man we did lots of stuff together. Her famous potato salad will live on through her kids. She showed up to all the gatherings no matter what. We spent quality time together and laughter. Mom was a good friend to many, loved talking on the phone making that connection, her bestie was Linda Cooper of Upper Lake.
Mom was a homemaker most of her life. Although, I remember her going to beautician school to do hair in the late 70’s, possibly early 80’s. She would give perms like nobody’s business, I know I loved mine. Words cannot express the love we shared. We are so blessed to have had all those many years making cherished memories. Fly high our beautiful angel. Until we meet again. OH