Sandie was born October 21, 1947 in Boise, Idaho to Bill and Ruth Hoffman. She grew up in a loving family with two older sisters, Lois and Carolyn, and many cousins that she adored. Sandie had a passion for gardening, which was passed down from her daddy. There was also a Garden Club hosted by a woman in the neighborhood named Eva Darrell. All the neighborhood girls her age attended and many of them became lifelong friends.
She graduated from Borah High School in 1965 and received her Business Education degree from the University of Oregon in 1969. Sandie taught keyboard (on the typewriter) to students in a low-income school district, which she later found out helped pay for school.
On June 14, 1968, she married Dennis Kelley. Although the marriage wouldn’t last forever as they’d hoped, they raised two beautiful daughters, Amy and Heidi. Sandie was the most caring, giving, and generous mom and was involved in everything her girls did. From soccer games, tournaments, and trips, to band and drill team events, Job’s Daughters activities and church activities, Sandie could be found volunteering, watching and cheering from the sidelines or driving her kids and their friends wherever they needed to go.
On July 18, 1998, Sandie married David R. Barnes. With this union she gained stepson James and wife Terri, five granddaughters, Lydia, Leticia, Bianca, Jillian, and Brooklyn and grandson Jalen. Sandie loved being a grandma to all six grandchildren and genuinely enjoyed making cakes for birthdays, having sleepovers and meals with the family. She enjoyed watching and supporting the grandkids in all they were doing and loved them all very much.
Sandie loved the Lord and was extremely involved in church activities. While attending University Christian Church she sang in the choir, directed the bell choir, and was the church secretary for many years. She also helped with Vacation Bible School and was a Jr. High and Sr. High camp cook. She started attending Summit Church the late 90’s and was involved in leading different women’s Bible Study groups. She also enjoyed attending the Women’s Ministry events - the Christmas Tea was a favorite!
She showed her love by doing things for others such as planning an Easter Egg hunt for the grandkids, making cakes for special events, making meals special for birthdays, cooking food for others, and sending birthday cards with confetti in them. She got a good laugh out of it when the receiver of the card full of confetti reported that it all landed on the floor. She loved that! She made birthdays and holidays extra special by going the extra mile for all her friends and family.
Sandie retired from Micron in 2016. She then found her new passion – Origami Owl Jewelry! She became a designer with this company and loved showing off the latest charms, lockets, watches and jewelry trends. She sold her jewelry at holiday bazaar’s, online and in person. She absolutely loved it! This passion allowed her to provide beautiful gifts of jewelry to all the girls in her family.
Sandie’s loving spirit and giving personality will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her.
She is preceded in death by her beloved parents Bill and Ruth Hoffman.
Sandie is survived by her loving children Amy and Heidi, her husband Dave, stepson James and his wife Terri, and their children Lydia, Leticia, Bianca Jillian, Jalen and Brooklyn.
A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, January 29, 2021, at 1:00 pm at Ustick Baptist Church in Boise, Idaho. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Daryl and Donna Nuss with National Network of Youth Ministires .