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Sandra Hegwer

Services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9, at the First Baptist Church of Lubbock, Texas, for Sandra Kay Hegwer of Lubbock.

Hegwer, 71, passed away from this life Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018, at her home, surrounded by her family.

Associate pastor Jay Abernathy will officiate the services. Pallbearers will be nephews Ross Morgan, Johnny Morgan, Lynn Mermis, Christopher Littlefield, Milton Lindsey and Joe Vlosich.

Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. today at Lake Ridge Chapel and Memorial Designers in Lubbock.

Born Sandra Kay Meador Jan. 19, 1947, in Artesia, Sandra attended grade school in Carlsbad and junior high and high school in Artesia, graduating in 1965.

On Oct. 30, 1965, she married Ernie Lee Hegwer, and the couple moved to Hobbs in 1967, where she became an essential member of that community for the next 40 years and a loving mother to her two children.

Sandra’s first love was her family, and she cherished her role as a homemaker. She enjoyed cooking, sewing, decorating, and creating a warm home environment. She took great care to always provide the best for her family.

Sandra was a true American who possessed integrity and a strong entrepreneurial spirit. Both of these character attributes were integral to the successful business she and her husband built, centered around the oil and gas economy of the Permian Basin. Sandra also completed her associate’s degree in accounting, graduating from New Mexico Junior College in 1989. She worked as an executive assistant for several years at the College of the Southwest.

She was selfless, caring, and diligently involved in serving both God and her community through the church, PTA, Junior Service League, and other philanthropic organizations. She possessed a deep passion for life and was happiest spending time with her family and helping them realize their goals and dreams. Sandra was kind, cheerful, and a friend to all.

In 2008, she and her husband became residents of Lubbock, where she remained involved in the energy industry and dedicated to serving her family and community. She was a member of the First Baptist Church and enjoyed playing Mahjongg, participating in Lubbock Women’s Club activities, P.E.O. and Chapter AA, attending Texas Tech football games, and watching sports of all types. She also liked to travel and enjoyed spending time in Dallas, Texas, and at their lake home in Horseshoe Bay, Texas.

Survivors include her husband, Ernie Hegwer, of Lubbock; daughter Leasha Hegwer of Lubbock; son Thomas Hegwer of Dallas; sisters Jonell Vlosich and husband Mike of Carlsbad, and Sharon Musslewhite and husband Charley of Dubuque, Iowa; and sister-in-law Linda Meador of Hobbs.

She was preceded in death by her father, J.W. Meador; mother Dorothy “Dot” Meador; and brother Dennis Meador.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 555 11th St. NW, Ste. 300, Washington, D.C., 20004.

Arrangements are under the direction of Lake Ridge Chapel and Memorial Designers. Condolences may be expressed online at memorialdesigners.net.