In Memory

Sandra Hammett (Columbus)

Sandra Hammett (Columbus)

Sandra Marie Elizabeth Hammett Columbus, born May 18, 1948 in Juneau, Alaska, passed away January 31, 2016.  After Alaska, she and her family moved to Hawaii.  Both parents were in the Coast Guard and they retired to St. Petersburg.

Sandy was a 1965 graduate of Northeast High School and earned her Bachelor's of Art degree at the University of South Florida.  She moved to Dallas, Texas then to Eugene, Oregon before returning to St. Petersburg and its beaches, which she dearly loved.  She spent most of her career in real estate and property management and leasing.

Sandy had the greatest smile and was great at making anyone around her laugh.  She had the gift of quick wit!  We will all miss her greatly.  She is survived by her 95 year old mother, Marie Hammett of St. Petersburg.

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02/01/16 05:18 PM #1    

Judy Roman (Calderon)

I am so very shocked and sad to learn of Sandy's passing.  She was one of my very best friends at Northeast and her wry sense of humor kept me laughing my way through high school.  I remember how she had a way of raising her eyebrows, pursing her lips, and dryly making a comment that had us all convulsed in laughter.  We were so goofy.  How I wish I lived closer and had been able to spend time with Sandy later in life, to remember the good times and to have laughed with her and the rest of my tribe all through these years.  We shared a lot of funny and poignant emails and I found myself wanting to email her many times today.  My heart is hurting and I will miss my dear, dear, funny, irreverent, sweet, special friend.  May God welcome your soul, grant you peace, and may you have a blast keeping everyone laughing up in Heaven, Sandy.  I"ll always love you, remember you, and miss you, girl!

Judy Roman Calderon



02/02/16 09:01 AM #2    

Jill Azarenok (Marie)

Miss Judy, I am truly sorry for your loss and grateful that you have those incredible memories.  We did have the best of times and the worst of times.


02/02/16 09:51 AM #3    

David Van Wormer

Sandy will be missed she was one of the groupe and loved to laugh.

Old photos I got from Colleen back in the day, some very good times. God Bless You Honey!

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02/02/16 12:41 PM #4    

Frank Bentayou

It's certainly true about Sandy's sense of humor. Such a shame. And Judy, the memories you shared touched me. It's sweet of you to post them.

02/02/16 03:18 PM #5    

Timothy Coleman

I did not know Sandy well but I do remember her and her laugh.  I was hoping to see her at the last class reunion but didn't.  Like so many of our class that have gone I will remember the good times we had.

02/05/16 09:10 AM #6    

Brian Green

I remember Sandy as being lots of fun. Always quick to laugh, quick to smile, and fun to joke with. She was a friend, one of the gang and will be missed.

02/05/16 05:11 PM #7    

Colleen Ryan (Kettrick)!/Sort:DateOfDeath/Text:sandra+marie+columbus

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