Sandra Booher Wootton, 80, of North Huntingdon passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by her loving family following a long illness. She was born on December 29, 1937 in Pitcairn, to the late Dorothy and Chester Booher. Sandra spent her life dedicated to her family and her community. In 1959 she graduated from California State Teaching College and began teaching in White Oak, then moved to the Norwin School District where she taught kindergarten and substituted for many years. She was also a Sunday school teacher and board member at Christ United Presbyterian Church and a Girl Scout and Boy Scout leader. She is survived by her loving husband of over 60 years, Enoch "Woody" Wootton; her children, Jeffrey (Shery) Wootton, Sharyl Dickie (the late Robert Dickie) and Cristine (David) Dempsey; grandchildren, Greg Thomas, Scott (Stephanie) Swanson, and Chelsea Dempsey; great-grandsons, Brenden and Owen Swanson; brother, Donald (Lana) Booher; numerous nieces and nephews; and her partner-in-crime, Max (Puggle). Friends will be received at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon on Monday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. A funeral service will take place on Tuesday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home chapel. During the service, there will be a time to share memories of Sandra. Interment to follow in Penn Lincoln Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Westmoreland County Food Bank. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.
Originally published December 01, 2018.