Sandra Sue Baler Wright, age 67, lost her 2.5 year battle with leukemia on March 2, 2021 at her home in Lenore, Idaho. She was laid to rest on March 9, 2021 at Sunnyside Cemetery.
She was born on Sept. 16, 1953 to Theodore ‘Ted’ and Vivian Baler. She was a 1971 graduate of Union High School in Red Bluff, California.
She married her high school sweetheart, Malcolm Wright in 1998 and they settled in Lenore, Idaho.
Sandy had a zest for living that affected everyone around her. She was always busy as a bee, keeping her home beautifully decorated and immaculately clean, cooking up delicious and healthy food and tending to her flowers and vegetable garden. She loved her sewing/quilting room and put together lovely gifts for her friends and family. In fact, she was always giving gifts from her heart. You could never out give Sandy. If you gave her a gift, she would give two back to you. Sandy was a natural at photography. She always had a camera in hand taking pictures of God’s canvas and the people around her.
She had a heart as big as a house and she loved to talk to people - that she knew, and those she didn’t know. There were no strangers to Sandy. Every new person was a friend that she just hadn’t met yet. She would enthusiastically tell them about God, and what the Bible said about the world, and end-time events.
She made the best berry pies that you have ever tasted. People would sometimes even ask to buy one from her as a gift to give. She experimented with recipes until she would come up with a healthy and delicious version of what she had cooked before.
Her biggest wish was to see those she loved with her in the heavenly kingdom.
She was a loving mother, wife, daughter, sister, aunt, niece, and friend. Sandy loved to go to thrift stores, and would often come home with just the right outfit for a friend. She had talent for taking old things and painting new life into them. She found special and unique treasures and found a place for each of them. She was loved by many and will be missed by all.
Sandy is survived by her husband, Malcolm Wright. Son, Dwaine Goodrich, Grandson Dalton Goodrich and great grandchildren Erix and Everly Goodrich. Daughter, Cheyenne Grant and grandson Silas. Sons Greg Wright and Carlos Wright. Grandchildren Dazani and Angel Padilla. Sisters, Linda Springborg, Sharon Long, and Nikki Baler, and many cousins, nieces, nephews and great nephews.
She was preceded in death by her dad and stepmom, Ted and Virginia Baler; her mom and stepdad, Burl and Vivian Teeter, and her sister Dorene Anderson-Paetz.
A Celebration of Life will be on, Sunday, April 25, 2021 at 1 p.m. at the Seventh Day Adventist Church, 3414 Highway 12, Orofino, Idaho 83544.
A special thank you to Elite Home Health and Hospice for their care and a special thank you to Sandy Aldren for her dedication, love and devotion to our Sandy.
Memorial Donations may be made in Sandy’s name to Amazing Facts, with Doug Batchelor, 6615 Sierra College Blvd., Granite Bay, California 95746.