With her youngest daughter holding her hand, Sandra Jean Auld passed away after a battle with cancer Wednesday, July 22.
Family said Auld loved life, and lived it to the fullest with kindness and generosity.
Sandra Jean Coquillette was born March 21, 1940 in Portland and grew up in St. Johns. She attended James John Elementary and Roosevelt High School.
During her high school years, she was a member of the rally squad and was selected to be part of the Meier & Frank Fashion Council.
Auld met the love of her life, Durran Auld, while working as a bank teller at The Federal Reserve Bank in Portland. On November 4, 1961, they married.
Of her many titles – including daughter, sister, wife, mom and friend – her most treasured was grandma. She loved her grandchildren with all her heart and they were the sparkles in her eyes.
Auld is survived by her brother Phillip Coquillette and his partner Penny Holeman, daughter Sydney Nesbitt and son-in-law Tim, and granddaughter Amalin Nesbitt, daughter Stacey Robinett and son-in-law Michael, grandsons Garren and Gavin Robinett, her son Dion Auld and grandson Darian Walter Auld, not to mention countless friends and “grandchildren” who she loved so dearly.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Marge and John Coquillette, and her beloved husband Durran in 1996.
A celebration of life will be held Saturday, Aug. 1, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at McNary Golf Club Restaurant. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in Auld’s name to Willamette Valley Hospice, 1015 3rd St. NW, Salem, OR 97304.