Sandra Jean Carr
Sandra Jean Carr passed away peacefully in the last few minutes of Mother’s Day on May 9, 2021 at the age of 77. Her family is grateful that she received the best gift she could have been given… to be reunited in her Heavenly home with her beloved husband, Jerry Carr.
Sandy was born on April 3, 1944 in Durand, WI to Orpha Robertson Mitchell and Leonard Edwin Mitchell. She was the 5th of 6 children, grew up in Wabasha, MN., and graduated from Wabasha High School in 1962 where she particularly enjoyed her time playing Trombone in the school band. On April 20, 1963 she married Jerrold Thomas Carr of Wabasha, at Grace Episcopal Church.
Sandy and Jerry had a full life together. They owned a restaurant called Sandy’s Pizza in Wabasha for many years. They took in foster children. They drove across the country many times, exploring and camping along the way. They lived in Wabasha until 1982 when they moved to Lake City, IA. They resided there until 1986, when they relocated to Tulsa, OK. They went to England several times over the years to visit her brother Dennis, and spent time travelling around England and Scotland. In 1994, Sandy and Jerry relocated to Bogor, Indonesia where they lived for 3 years, co-pastored a church, made new friends, and went on many adventures before moving back to Tulsa in 1997. Wherever life took them, Sandy and Jerry were happy as long as they were together. Jerry passed away in 1999 after nearly 37 years of marriage. Sandy never remarried, stating unequivocally that he was the “love of her life”.
Throughout the course of her years Sandy worked as a Mom, a Homemaker, a Cook, and as a Librarian at Helmerich Library in Tulsa before retiring at age 69. Sandy enjoyed reading, gardening, sewing, knitting, crocheting, genealogy research, traveling, and spending time with her 4 children, 7 grandchildren, and 2 great grandchildren. Sandy loved music, had a beautiful voice, and will always be remembered by her children as someone who was always singing. Sandy was passionate about her faith, sacrificed for her family, believed in working hard, having integrity in all things, and instilled these beliefs into her children.
Sandy is survived by her brother, Dennis Mitchell (wife Sarah) of Amble, Northumberland, England. Her four children and their spouses: Scott Carr (wife Kari) of Tulsa, OK; Julie Prout (husband James) of Claremore, OK; Baird Carr (wife Laura) of Tulsa, OK; and Megan Carr of Broken Arrow, OK. Her seven grandchildren: Joshua Carr (wife Erin and family); Chelsea Boen; Katie Carr; Kassandra Chew (husband Garrison); Lavender Boen; Ashlyn Carr; and Brianna Carr; as well as her two great-grandchildren: Caleb and Abigail Carr. Sandy was preceded in death by her husband Jerry, her mother Orpha Robertson Crist, her stepdad Donald Crist, her sister Murriel Puttbrese, and brothers Leon Mitchell, Robert Mitchell, and Gary Mitchell.
Funeral Services will be held at Grace Episcopal Church in Wabasha, MN., on Thursday, May 20th, at 3pm. Burial will be at Riverview Cemetery in Wabasha, MN.
Services entrusted to Abbott Funeral Home & Crematory, Wabasha, MN. Words of sympathy and remembrance can be given at www.abbottfh.com