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Sandra Ranae (Norseth) Andrews
April 21, 1952 ~ August 13, 2023 (age 71) 71 Years Old
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Sandra “Sandi” Ranae Andrews, 71, went to be with the Lord on August 13, 2023 surrounded by her family.
Sandi was born in Ogden, Utah to Lloyd and Grace Norseth, and is survived by her husband Marc, step-parents Diane and Dorvan Breitenfeldt, daughters, Andrea Voeller-Henson and husband Mike, Britt Watkins, Jennell Voeller and husband Ryan, and Heather Ysbrand. Sandi had two brothers, Craig Norseth and wife Wendy, and Brett Norseth and wife Monique.
Sandi also had eleven grandchildren: David, Zach, Cassidy, Ethan,Nicholas, Brooke, Hayley, Mackenzie, Blake, Kaleb, and great-grandson Oliver.
Sandi had several close friends whom she considered family - Terry Garr and Tony Harbin, Jan King, Lee (Victory) and Joe Hulett, Alana and Aaron Duncan.
Sandi grew up in Ogden, Utah where she attended nursing school at Weber State University. She graduated in 1974 earning her license as a Registered Nurse. Sandi first worked as an RN at Sunrise MemorialHospital in Las Vegas. She later moved to Riverside, California, and began working at Riverside Community Hospital/Trauma Center, first on the floor, and later in the Emergency Room, which became her love and passion.
Sandi earned the reputation as one of the best emergency nurses in the Riverside area. In the early 1980’s, Sandi became one of the first certified Mobile Intensive Care Nurses in the four-county ICEMA (Inland Counties Medical Authority) region, providing treatment orders over the radio to paramedics in the field. It was at RCH that Sandi met her husband, Marc, an EMT and later Paramedic, working for Goodhew Ambulance Service.
Sandi worked at RCH for 10 years, when she had an opportunity to work at Crafton Hills College in Yucaipa, California as a professor in the Emergency Medical Services department. Sandi taught in the both the MICN and Paramedic Programs for 20 years before she retired in 2009. The impact that Sandi had during those years is incalculable, helping to produce over 400 Paramedics who would, in turn, touch the lives of countless individuals in need of emergency medical treatment.
After their retirement, Sandi and Marc moved from Southern California to Ludowici, Georgia. Sandi loved the Savannah area and its rich history. She and Marc enjoyed strolling around downtown Savannah looking in the shops and eating at various local restaurants.
Sandi also had a passion for training her dogs Ace and Taser, earning obedience and herding titles with each. Sandi was an active member of the Savannah Dog Training Club, and one of her proudest moments was when she and Taser, a Belgian Malinois, in one weekend and in only three runs, qualified and earned a UD (Utility Dog) title!
Sandi was a believer in Christ, she and Marc regularly attended Bible study and services at Compassion Christian Church, Midway campus. She also enjoyed participating in a women’s Bible study, “Coffee with Jesus.” Sandi did not just talk the talk, but practiced the teachings of Christ, treating people with respect and kindness, andalways willing to help. She was never the type who had to be in charge of things, rather, she always said: “I don’t need to be the Queen Bee, but I can be a great worker Bee.”
A private family burial was held on Tuesday, August 15, 2023 at Elim Church Cemetery in Ludowici with Pastor Phil Fincher officiating. A celebration of life was held at Compassion Christian Church, Midway campus the following weekend.