Sandra Delores Brown

God saw Sandra was getting tired; a cure was not to be. So he put his arms around her and whispered “Come with me.” On Oct. 21, 2010 Sandra D. Brown received a special offer from her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ that she could not refuse.

Sandra was born Feb. 11, 1953, in Omak to the late Leonard and Jean McAlpine. Her education was conducted within the Oroville School District. God blessed Sandra with one wonderful son, two beautiful daughters and 11 grandchildren. In the early 1980’s Sandi moved to the Tri-Cities where she took a position bartending at Denny’s and worked there faithfully until her health started to deteriorate. Her greatest pleasures were crafts, scrapbooking and spending time with her grandchildren.

She leaves to cherish her memory and legacy, her devoted companion, friend and husband, Robert Brown; son, Jeremi Lawson; daughters: Jill Lawson (Tyrone) and Jackie Brown; A special Goddaughter, Angel Perez (Juan); grandchildren: Jazmine Cartagena, Aubreona Patrick, Karli Cartagena, Isaiah Patrick, Haley Cartagena, Mya Morfin, Cort Lawson, Maliyah Twitty, Ajay Lawson, Isabel Stone and Riley Brown; brothers: Jack McAlpine (Sabrina) and Tom McAlpine (Sandy); And a host of other special friends and family.

With tearful eyes we watched her suffer and saw her fade away. Although we loved her dearly, we could not make her stay. A golden heart stopped beating, hard working hands laid to rest. God broke our hearts to prove to us he only takes the best.

A viewing was held at Hillcrest Memorial in Kennewick on Friday, Oct. 29 from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. Services and a Celebration of Sandi’s life was held at the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Pasco at 4 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made at Tri-Cities Community Credit Union in the Sandra Brown Memorial fund. To sign the online guest book go to