Foti­nos, San­dra L.

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San­dra L. Foti­nos, age 71, passed away on Oc­to­ber 3, 2017, sur­rounded by her lov­ing fam­ily. San­dra (Sandy) was born on Septem­ber 1, 1946, in Chicago, Illi­nois, to Mary and Harold Smith. Sandy moved to Phoenix, Ari­zona in the 8th grade in Fe­bru­ary of 1959, with her par­ents and two broth­ers. Sandy at­tended West and Al­ham­bra High Schools and Phoenix Col­lege. In 1964, while at Phoenix Col­lege, she met Tony Foti­nos, and they be­gan dat­ing. They were home­com­ing king and queen at Phoenix Col­lege in 1965. They were then mar­ried on July 9, 1966. In her younger years, Sandy worked a va­ri­ety of re­tail jobs and gave back to the com­mu­nity vol­un­teer­ing on the Fos­ter Care Re­view Board, but Sandy’s most trea­sured job was that of mother to her two daugh­ters. Aside from Sandy’s deep love of her fam­ily, she had many other pas­sions and in­ter­ests. Sandy was an avid col­lec­tor of Na­tive Amer­i­can art and jew­elry and was very proud of her col­lec­tion. Her in­ter­est in art led her to work at both the Phoenix Art Mu­seum and the Scotts­dale Cen­ter for the Arts af­ter her daugh­ters were grown. She en­joyed trav­el­ing to both South­ern and North­ern Cal­i­for­nia and New Mex­ico to visit fam­ily and friends. She had a flair for fash­ion and loved to shop, in­clud­ing care­fully se­lect­ing just the right gifts for birth­days and hol­i­days. She also had an un­canny abil­ity to re­mem­ber de­tails about friends and fam­ily and was of­ten re­lied on by both to re­count them. While Sandy is no longer with us phys­i­cally and she will be missed be­yond words, her love, beau­ti­ful smile, sense of hu­mor, loy­alty to fam­ily and friends, gen­eros­ity and spirit will live on in the hearts of those who knew her. We find com­fort know­ing she was greeted into heaven with joy by loved ones who passed be­fore her. Sandy is pre­ceded in death by her par­ents Harold E. Smith and Mary A. Smith. She is sur­vived by her hus­band Tony and daugh­ters Mary Ann and Jes­sica; her broth­ers Tim (Betsy) Smith and Matt (Mary) Smith; many nieces and neph­ews; and lots of dear friends. A Vis­i­ta­tion and Rosary will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm with the Rosary at 7:00 pm on Sun­day Oc­to­ber 15, 2017, at A.L. MooreGrimshaw Mor­tu­ary, 710 W. Bethany Home Rd. Phoenix, AZ 85013. Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 am on Mon­day, Oc­to­ber 16, 2017, at S.s. Si­mon and Jude Cathe­dral, 6351 N. 27th Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85017. In­ter­ment will fol­low at Green­wood/Mem­ory Lawn Ceme­tery. Do­na­tions can be made to Hospice of the Val­ley, 1510 E. Flower Street, Phoenix, AZ 85014 or St. Vin­cent de Paul, P. O. Box 13600, Phoenix, AZ 85002-3600.

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