Sandra McGaughy Obituary, Death – Sandra Gail (Higdon) McGaughy, an artist with whom you may be familiar, passed away not too long ago. She was 61 years old and had spent her entire life in Salem, where she had been born. On the morning of Friday, December 2, 2022, she passed away while she was a patient at the Salem Township Hospital. On December 19, 1960, in the city of Louisville, Kentucky, her mother was delivered of her by her parents, James and Thelma (Perry) Higdon. Her mother is still alive and can be found living in Salem at the present day. 1980 was the year that her father passed away. Her father is no longer with us in this life.
When she was 19 years old, her family moved to Salem, and she has never lived anywhere else in her entire life other than in this city. There she passed away. Sandy was a gifted artist who was able to work in a number of different genres. She was devoted to her roles as a wife, mother, and grandmother, and she was also a devoted member of the family. In addition to that, she had a deep commitment to the study of nature.
She wed Robert G. McGaughy in 1981, and he has continued to call Salem home right up until the current day. They have two children together. During the 41 years that she was married to her husband, she was a loving wife to him. She was the mother of Robert J. McGaughy and his wife Andrea of Salem, Jessica A. McGaughy and her husband Zelda of Decatur, and Robert J. McGaughy Jr. and his wife Andrea of Decatur.
Additionally, she was the grandmother of the McGaughy children Andrew, Aiden, and William. She was the sister of Sheila Higdon, Sharon Woolridge and her husband Bill, Laura Krutsinger, and Karen Putt and her husband Christopher. In addition, she was the sister-in-law of Christopher Putt. In addition to this, Dr. Jill McGaughy’s sister-in-law, who sadly passed away some time ago, was her sister-in-law.
She committed every moment of her life to showering her family with love and making certain that they were provided with the resources necessary to lead happy and fulfilling lives. Sandy’s many cherished nieces and nephews received hand-decorated birthday cakes and greeting cards that she had made in an effort to recall the many wonderful events that she had spent with them. Sandy’s goal was to create a lasting record of the time she had spent with her relatives.
She was successful in introducing a substantial number of people to the pursuits, pastimes, and interests that she herself enjoyed, such as painting, gardening, listening to country and rock music, and spending time outside. James R. Higdon and James D. Higdon, both of whom she called her parents, had already passed away when she did. James D. Higdon, her brother, was one of the people who before her in death.