Sandra “Sandy” Caldwell Garton

By From page A4 | August 25, 2014

Sandra Garton

Aug. 31, 1944 — Aug. 18, 2014

Sandy Garton unexpectedly passed away in her sleep on Aug. 18, 2014.

She was born on Aug. 31, 1944, in Vallejo and was a lifelong resident until moving to Fairfield in 1990. She attended local schools, graduating from Vallejo High School in 1962. Sandy married her high school sweetheart, Ron Garton, on June 29, 1963, and they were married for 51 happy years. They have three children, three grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.

Sandy was an outstanding wife and mom who loved being a grandmother and spending time with her family. She had a big heart for all animals and always had an open door for the numerous pets that adopted her. She was a true friend and loved taking many trips with her lifelong girlfriends. Sandy was the light at any gathering, with her beautiful smile and contagious laugh. That light dimmed when she left us and will never be the same.

Sandy worked at Murga, Strange and Chalmers Construction for 38 years. She was a loyal and devoted employee who will be truly missed. She was active with her high school reunion activities and enjoyed serving on the reunion committees.

She is survived by her loving husband, Ron; children, Nancy, Tim and Julie; grandchildren, Shawna Houston, Andrew Garton, Trent Garton; great-granddaughter, Haylee Houston; brother, Ron Caldwell; several cousins, nieces and nephews.

Sandy was preceded in death by her father, Leroy Caldwell; mother, Elaine Waricher; brother-in-law, Tommy Garton; and sister-in-law, Connie Garton Lambert.

Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, at Fairfield Funeral Home. A nondenominational funeral and celebration of life will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, at  Rockville Stone Chapel, 4219 Suisun Valley Road, Fairfield, Calif. Private burial will be at Green Valley Cemetery.

A donation in Sandy’s memory can be made to Humane Society of the North Bay, 1121 Sonoma Blvd., Vallejo, CA 94590.

Sandy, you were always so graceful, but you made us laugh ’til it hurt, and then you made us cry. We will miss you forever and cherish all the beautiful memories.

Arrangements under the care of Fairfield Funeral Home, 1750 Pennsylvania Ave., Fairfield, 707-425-1041.

Nancy Green


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  • Nancy AmesAugust 22, 2014 - 5:41 pm

    Our hearts are with you Ron. Gary and I always commented on Sandy's vibrancy and her warmth. She was truly lovely.

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  • Leslie JohnsonAugust 23, 2014 - 12:52 pm

    Nancy, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time. I'm so sorry to hear of your moms passing. I will always have fond memories of when we were kids. Your mom was the sweetest.

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  • Sandy Helems (Ganch)August 26, 2014 - 10:15 am

    Julie - I'm so sorry to hear about the loss of your mom....you and your family are in my thoughts during this difficult time.

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