Sandra L. Nuxall

Sandra L. Nuxall

Sandra passed away on July 26, 2012, at her home in Richland, Wash. She was born in Ogden, Utah, on March 17, 1944, to Arthur and Lillian Creamer. She lived her childhood in Irrigon, Oregon, and graduated from Riverside High School. She went on to graduate from Eastern Oregon College with a bachelor’s in secretarial sciences. Sandra married Stan Nuxall Sr. on November 27, 1965, in Pendleton, Ore. They moved to Richland from Walla Walla in 1971, where Sandra was a stay-at-home devoted mother and later helped her husband open and operate the Pizza Pete restaurant in Richland. Sandra went on to work at Energy Northwest as an administrator for 22 years until she retired.

She was active in the PTA and helped with PTA legislation in Olympia. She was an active member of the Red Hat Society, the Blue Mountain Riders and a member of the Church of Latter-day Saints. Sandra was an avid tennis player and horseback rider. She was a great lover of animals, having raised many horses, dogs and cats. She loved to be with her family and friends, and there was always a gathering somewhere.

Sandra is survived by her loving husband of 47 years, Stan Nuxall Sr., son Stan Jr. (Bambie) Nuxall, daughter Treah Pierce (Scott), and her precious granddaughter Kylie Pierce. She is also survived by her brother Dan (Jeannie) Creamer as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her father, Arthur Creamer, mother Lillian Creamer, and brothers Ron “Pete” Creamer and James Creamer.

A celebration of Sandra’s life will be held on Saturday, August 4, 2012, at 3:00 p.m. at the Sandberg Center, 331 S. 41st Ave., Van Giesen, in West Richland, Wash. A viewing will be held on Friday, August 3 at the Burns Mortuary in Hermiston, Ore., from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Donations may be made to The Chaplaincy in lieu of flowers (

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Burns Mortuary of Hermiston, Oregon, is in care of arrangements.

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