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Sandra Petterson Hammond Kohntopp

Sandra loved collecting Angels, had a terrific smile and made the best pickles in the world. We miss her a lot.

She worked hard on the family farm in Idaho and later in banking and accounting. She raised 2 daughters and was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, homemaker and friend. She enjoyed cooking, sewing and serving her family members. Whatever hardship life gave her, she faced it with a cheerful attitude and determination.

Sandra was no stranger to health challenges, battling colitis from age 13, then having an iliostomy at age 25.  She lived life with grace and was a support to many facing colon surgeries. When diagnosed with breast cancer at age 60, she met the challenge with courage and dignity. She encouraged and inspired others and became involved in Relay for Life, a tradition which her family and friends have carried on in her name. She lost her battle with a secondary intestinal cancer at age 62. She is greatly missed by her family and friends.

Learn about what you can do to detect breast cancer in her memory this week. Click here.

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  1. Angie
    October 10, 2011

    My Grandma is one of the most amazing women I have ever known. Everyday I wish she could be here. I miss and love her so much! Life is not the same without her. Thank you Corrine for this wonderful tribute in her honer. You are truly a blessing to women everywhere!

  2. Jan
    October 10, 2011

    My mother was truly a source of strength and light to me. I miss her every day and cherish her and the memories I have of her sweet spirit. I miss her laugh and smile and…………her.
    Thank you Corrie for this wonderful website that I believe will save hundreds if not thousands of lives if women everywhere will heed the instructions you have given. God Bless!

  3. Russ
    October 10, 2011

    This is all so well done! Thank you for reminding us all how much she did for us all.

  4. Debbie
    October 12, 2011

    This turned out great, Corri! Thanks for spearheading this. I agree with Aunt Jan. Your website is great and your work will save lives. I can’t believe it has been 11 (yes, 11) years. I cant imagine not being on earth in 8 years, I have way too much to do and hope to see some great-grandkids! Love you!

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