On February 25, 1967, Sandra Lynn burst onto the Krahn family scene. Full of life, and with a competitive nature, being a tomboy came naturally.
As a girl, Sandra participated in softball and later recruited girls and a coach to establish a girls’ basketball program at Maranatha Christian High School. Competition carried over to family game night, where she once punched an uncle causing him to tip over in his chair. BSU football was no exception, during every televised game she could be heard from the street in front of her house cheering them on and booing the poor calls.
Sports were not her only passion. She was also a natural comedian entertaining many for hours with her humor and quick wit. No one was exempt from being her muse and she often quipped that if she were to write a book about her "momma" she'd be rich.
Sandra was a lover of the arts and spent many hours enjoying plays and concerts. Not only did she attend, but she was also involved in the arts singing solos and with the choir at church, performing interpretive dance and mimes, involvement in church and community drama productions (at least once directing) and using her talents as a bonafide graduate of the Ringling Bros. & Barnum and Bailey Clown College.
After graduating valedictorian from Maranatha High School, Sandra joined YWAM (Youth With A Mission) training in Hawaii and serving in Fiji, China, Korea, the Philippines as well as Montana. She always discouraged staff from placing her with children or in the kitchen and while in Montana found herself doing both. Oh, the stories she told of the gallons of inedible cookie dough she made. Her heart continued toward missions and her eyes sparkled as she read a friend's recent letter from Thailand.
Sandra shared a passion for cars with her dad and brother. Having grown up in a house where they were constantly being built and talked about. Her knowledge was vast. Many of her hours were spent dreaming, pricing, and shopping for ideas and parts. Any given weekend would find her participating in show & shines, car cruises, Make-a-Wish projects, or meeting up with the Tie-rods, an exclusive family car club, to enjoy an impromptu burger and shake. In addition to cars the three of them also shared a love of music and often played guitars in the evening.
Because life cannot be all about hobbies and fun, after her mission service Sandra worked at various businesses including Blockbuster, 3 C's Gift Gallery and she just received her service award pin for 25 years as a letter carrier with the U.S. Postal Service.
Sandra's life ended May 1 8, 2023 after a brief battle with cancer. Sandra was preceded in death by her parents, Willis and Rosetta Krahn, a sister Christy and both Krahn and Barnett grandparents. She is survived by her brother, Gary (Eileen) Krahn; her nephews, Jason Krahn, Michael Krahn, Lary (Tami) Gaythwaite and Tony (Kami) Gaythwaite; great nieces, Aurora Krahn, Isabella Krahn, Hailey Krahn, Hannah Krahn, Ashely Gaythwaite and Kasie Gaythwaite; great nephews, Bradley Krahn, Riley Krahn, Andru Gaythwaite and Comer Gaythwaite; one great, great nephew, Karson Krahn; a life-long friend of more than 50 years, Theresa Hart; and many aunts, uncles, cousins and extended family.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to a charity of your choice.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 3, at 1:00 p.m. at City Hope Church, 8650 Fairview Ave., Boise, 83704.
For you car enthusiasts, a memorial cruise is being planned for later this summer. If you are interested in participating, contact Gary Krahn (208) 724-3913.