Sandra Blackham Sidwell

10/24/1948 ~ 6/17/2020

Beloved wife and mother, Sandra Blackham Sidwell passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her cherished husband and children on June 17, 2020. Sandra was born to Perry and Izola Blackham on October 24, 1948. She graduated from North Sanpete High School in 1966 and married her sweetheart Leon K. Sidwell on September 8, 1967. Together they settled in Fairview and raised three daughters, Kelly (Karsten) Sorensen, Cindy (Kyle) England, and Kenna Sidwell. Sandra worked for North Sanpete School District for 25 years where she taught second grade at Moroni Elementary and later first grade at Fairview Elementary. She spent her life quietly serving her community, family, and friends. She leaves a legacy of sweet charity, the value of hard work, and a love of reading. Sandra especially treasured her five grandchildren: Ashley and Jeremiah Sorensen, Sean, Alex, and Sara England. They will hold very dear their admiration, love, and memories of grandma. Sandra is survived by her husband, three daughters and their families, four siblings, and many nieces and nephews. Her father, mother, and a brother preceded her in death.

The family would like to thank each of you for the kindness and love you have shown her throughout the years. We especially want to thank Dr. Terry Hammond, Dr. Allen Day, and her nurses at Davita Dialysis for their concern and care. Graveside services will be held on Tuesday, June 23, 2020 at 10:00 am in the Fairview City Cemetery. Please observe social distancing rules. Masks will be available for those who do not have one. Online condolences at

21 Responses to “Sandra Blackham Sidwell”

  1. Janet Madsen Mills says:

    I first knew Sandra as beautiful and accomplished young girl. I met her 7th grade and clearly remember her warm smile, her academic eccellence, and her kindness and care for everyone she with whom she came in contact. She was a wonderful teacher and touched so many young lives.
    God bless her dear family! Love, prayers, and condolences to each of you.

  2. Gary and Fleurette Peterson says:

    Our hearts are broken for your loss. Sandra was a beautiful lady inside and out. Our love goes out to your family. She will be truly missed.

  3. Jerry Ann (Barney) Nunley. says:

    Leon and family, my heart just breaks for you and the loss is Sandra.loved her and her sweet caring ways. Words don’t. Ean a wholeot now but remember God loves you and will be there to comfort you. Remember all the wonderful memories you have made together S a family, stay close and love each other. If you need me I’m a phone call away.

    With love
    Jerry Ann.

  4. Mike & Reon Holden says:

    I am so sorry to hear this, just know that we will be thinking of all the family, Kelly, Cindy & Kenna, I love you girls so much, take good care of your Dad, he is going to need you more than ever! May God be with you all every step of the way. Sending loves and hugs, Mike & Reon Holden

  5. Alan Peterson says:

    Dear Leon and Family;
    I had the pleasure of working with Sandra for several years at Moroni Elementary in the 1980’s.
    She was a joy to know and brought life to the school in many ways.
    I’m sorry for your loss and hope you all take comfort in knowing how many lives she touched and the good she accomplished.

    Alan Peterson
    Mayfield, Utah

  6. Marie Corbett Olsen says:

    Dear Leon and Family,

    We are so sorry for your loss, our deepest sympathy and condolences are with you and your family. Sandra was always the sweetest friend. She made everyone feel accepted and loved. Her heart is pure. I remember her smile, it was always there. She will be missed by everyone that knew her.

    Love and Prayers,

  7. Kay and Tamara Sharp says:

    We’ve known each other a long time Leon. Clear back to the days when you and Kim rodeoed together,and I was your practice calf during roping sessions. How smart was that? It’s a secret to this day how you two talked me into doing it.
    We are so sorry for your loss. There are not enough words to comfort nor tears enough to fill the void of You and your families loss. We hope you know that if there is any thing you need you will not hesitate to call. God be with you.
    Kay and Sam

  8. Kriss & John Bailey says:

    Dear Leon and family we are saddened at the news of Sandra’s passing. Sandra was such a sweet person and we will surely miss her. Mat God be with you all at this time of sorrow.

  9. Kriss & John Bailey says:

    Dear Leon and family we are saddened at the news of Sandra’s passing. Sandra was such a sweet person and we will surely miss her. May God be with you all at this time of sorrow.

  10. Elaine Jensen says:

    Sandra was such a genuine, beautiful lady! We taught across the hall from each other for several years and I so appreciated her humor, wise counsel and advice! She was an amazing exemplary teacher. My thoughts and prayers are with your sweet family and may the Lord bless you through this difficult time.

  11. Lynda Freeman Despain says:

    Sandra will be greatly missed!!! We taught together at Moroni Elementary for many years and one of my sons was in her First Grade class. We all loved Sandra!! My love and condolences to Leon and family.
    Lynda Freeman Despain

  12. Richard Draper says:

    Leon and Family, My condolences on the loss of your wonderful wife, mother and grandmother. I grew up with Sandra in Moroni attending Primary, Sunday School and youth activities. I have wonderful memories of her sweet and precious spirit. She was always a positive force and stood for what was right.

  13. Paula Jorgenson says:

    I grew up in Moroni with Sandra and her cousin, Mary Louise. She was a fun girl. Later she taught some of my kids, wonderful teacher. So sorry for your loss.
    Paula Bailey Jorgenson

  14. Mike Aime says:

    To my very special friends. Leon, I am honored to know you and Sandra and your special girls. I have and will always treasure our “time” together over the years. I express my deepest sympathy and condolences with the passing of Sweet Sandra. You both have been such good examples to Pam and I. We have been blessed knowing you. Thank You for your FRIENDSHIP. Mike and Pam Aime

  15. Leon,
    I’m very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prays are with you and your family.

  16. Mark Goudy says:

    Dear Leon and family,

    So sorry to hear about the passing of your wife,mother. Even though I knew Leon through working together and didn’t know Sandra as well but I know she was a great person and will be missed.

  17. Kathi Abraham says:

    Leon, I was so sorry to read about Sandra passing away. I really enjoyed getting to know her when we (you and I) worked at Trojan and
    we would have family picnics at various campgrounds on the Uinta National Forest. I always enjoyed our conversations on payday when you all would come in the office and get your new gloves. Just know that you and your daughters are in our prayers and our thoughts. Take care and God bless. John and Kathi Abraham

  18. Marianne Cook says:

    Mine and Roger’s deepest condolence to you Leon and your family. Sandra was my best friend all through school. I have many wonderful memories of her. She excelled in everything she did. She had a very kind and compassionate spirit and always stood up for what is right, something this world is in desperate need of. She truly has had a positive impact on many students lives. What a great legacy she leaves for you. May our Heavenly Father bless you with peace and comfort knowing you will be together again is my prayer for you.

  19. Wendy Bell says:

    Leon, my deepest condolences to you and your family. She was a great person and will be missed. I’m unable to attend the services but my thought and prayers are with you this trying time.

  20. Duane Hansen says:

    From a faded 1966 memory: Sandra was always very nice and friendly to us new, confused sophomores. Her nickname was “Chuckles” because she frequently laughed in an easy, pleasant manner. She (jokingly?) thought of joining the Peace Corp which fit her giving and generous, kind nature.

    Leon was always seen carrying her books for her around classes. Seems like they’d always be talking, sitting in the hall or having lunch together.

  21. Curt and Maureen Lund says:

    Leon, growing up in Moroni we have a lot of memories with Sandra! To me, she was always happy and loved everyone! I know your daughter Kenna was always so good to our Kandis. May you be comforted in your lose at this time! Great we have wonderful memories!!