Sandra “Sandy” Diane Johnson

01/21/1952 - 05/27/2016
Service Date: 06/01/2016
Service Time: 4:00 PM
Service Location: Bunker's Garden Chapel, 33 N. Centennial Way, Mesa, Arizona

Sandra, Diane Johnson, “Sandy”, passed away on Friday, May 27, 2016, at the Banner Desert Hospital in Mesa, AZ. She was born on January 21, 1952, in Bristow, Oklahoma, the daughter of James and Bette Scott.

Sandy graduated from Los Plumas High School in Palermo, California and went on to achieve a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of California Berkeley.

Sandy was especially proud of the birth of her daughter, Amy Dawn in 1973. Sandy ventured in marriage twice, but found that to be a truly waste of time. She worked with a Dental Hygienist and eventually went into Interior Design which she really enjoyed. Sandy worked at Ethan Allen eventually opening her own Interior Design company, Sandy Johnson Interiors of Scottsdale, AZ which she eventually sold. She then went into the Hospitality industry in various locations; the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess in Scottsdale, AZ as the Director of Incentive & Insurance Sales; the Ihilani Resort & Spa in Kolina, Oahu, HI as the National Sales Manager; and lastly the Scottsdale Plaza Resort in AZ as the National Sales Manager.

Sandy was fortunate enough to spend the remaining years as a caregiver to her mother who was diagnosed with cancer. In her spare time she enjoyed keeping up with politics and local causes as you all are aware we are sure, she loved reading and spending time with her friends, family and especially her daughter, Amy and Amy’s husband Jeremy. She spent any spare time she had left volunteering with the following organizations: Habitat for Humanity, Wounded Warrior Foundation, Troops First Foundation, Operation Proper Exit, and Make it Right Foundation. Quoted by Sandy as saying, “I will never stop volunteering my time for other’s, all of us should.”

Sandy was survived by her daughter Amy (Jeremy) Russell of Antioch, California. She was so happy for the both of them, she only thought of Jeremy as a son and never a son-in-law; her mother Bette Scott of Mesa, Arizona; sister, Susan Anderson of Parker, Colorado and two twin brothers, Rick (Kim) Scott of Mesa, Arizona and Tom (Cherrill) Scott of Mesa, Arizona.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, June 01, 2016 at 4:00 p.m. at Bunker’s Garden Chapel Funeral Home, the same location services were held for her father, James Scott, in the year 2000. Bunker’s Garden Chapel is in charge of all funeral arrangements. Please visit www.bunkerfuneral.com or call 480-696-6883 and they are located at 33 N. Centennial Way, Mesa, AZ 85201. Dress attire is going to be Comfortable/Casual.

Condolences

  • So sorry to hear about the loss of Sandy. Thoughts and prayers and love to all

  • A loss that cannot be replaced ever.Mom

  • Schallock family

    Heart felt condolences to all. Amy your mom was a wonderful inspiration to all of us at Christ the King. So very sad to hear of your loss. Sincerely, Betty, pat, Brigid , Mary and kelly

  • Kathy Schmidbauer

    Sandy was part of the family! What a shock and loss!

  • My sister Sandy left a trail of rainbow sparkles with every step she took on this earth. I miss you Sandy but you will be in my heart forever. I love you! 🙏🏻✨💫

  • Ellie and Fritz schmidbauer

    Sandy has been a friend and part of our family for over 40 years..we watched Amy grow into the wonderfull woman she became and knew how proud Sandy was of Amy and Jeremy.I remember some of the good times we had as a family. Thr hike into Havasupi Canyon with the youth of Christ the King church, The skiing trip to Sunrise. Sandy also coached the girls team at CK.sandy always brightened every room she entered with her happy and bright smile. She was a good woman.Always helping others. We will miss her ptecence but she will be fore ever in our hearts and prayers. Good bye sweet friend..

  • Ellie and Fritz schmidbauer

    Dear AMY WE WILL BE SENDING A BOOK TO THE CHRIST THE KING LIBRARY IN HONIOR AND MEMORY OF YOUR MOM. SANDY JOHNSON

    • Thank you so much for the condolences. My Mom was definitely One Of A Kind and I am so blessed to have her as My Mom. She touched so many with her smile and positive attitude. She loved to dance and make others smile. She is in my heart forever. Thank you to the families that will carry her with them forever. I am who I am because of her. She’s my ultimate Rock Star!

  • I’m deeply sorry for your loss. It’s my hope that you can draw comfort and strength from Jehovah God’s promises in the Bible at Revelation 21: 3, 4 and John 5: 28, 29 that there will soon be a time when there will be no more death, sickness, or pain, and we will see our dead loved ones again. Please accept my deepest condolences.

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