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Sandra Kay Andries
July 11, 1941 ~ November 17, 2022 (age 81) 81 Years Old
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A funeral ceremony honoring the life of Sandra Kay Andries will be held at 1PM on Tuesday, November 22 in the Rivercrest Chapel of Bixby-South Tulsa Funeral Service, 13329 S. Memorial Drive. Interment will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive visitors from 6-8 PM on the evening of Monday, November 21 at the funeral home.
Born July 11, 1941 in Tulsa, Sandra was the daughter of William Isaac and Rose Katherine (Galligan) Davis. She was raised in an Irish Catholic family. Her great-grandfather, Patrick Galligan, immigrated to New York in 1852 during the Potato Famine. Sandra graduated from Monte Cassino High School and attended Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College in Terre Haute, Indiana.
Sandra would marry Gerald Andries. From this union were born three children: Karen, Patrick, and Kris. She was proud of her children’s many accomplishments.
Sandra later met John Fincannon, a dairy farmer from Rogers County, while attending a dance. They loved taking trips to the Ozarks to attend bluegrass festivals and learn the art of making sorghum into molasses. They had plans to marry. However, John passed away unexpectedly three weeks before their wedding date. John Fincannon was the love of Sandra’s life.
Sandra had a special place in her heart for animals, accumulating a variety of pets and always providing them with the best of care. She also loved going on trips to Tunica with her sister Nancy.
In recent years, Sandra became more passionate about political matters. She was so proud of her daughter’s best-selling book, White Riot/Black Massacre: A Brief History of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre. Though not an artist herself, Sandra had a great appreciation for the writing and art created by her daughter, her son, her sister, and her mother. May Sandra’s memory be cherished in the hearts of all who loved her.
Surviving family include three children: Karen Andries; Patrick Andries and his wife, Kathryn; Kris Andries and her husband, David Dean; her granddaughter, Jewel Andries; and her first cousin, Patrick Galligan of Las Vegas, New Mexico.
Sandra was preceded in death by her parents; her sister, Nancy Davis; and her fiancé, John Fincannon.