Our very cherished, loving, Sandra Lou, (Mom, Mumsey) passed to the other side on Tuesday morning September 8, 2020, in peace and comfort, surrounded by loved ones in her daughter’s home.
Sandy was born December 2, 1938 in Roosevelt Utah to Bert and Sally Asay. Her younger years were spent in Ogden and American Fork. Her family then moved to Provo where she grew up with her younger sister Kathleen, and later her younger brother Michael. She did all her schooling in Provo, graduating from B.Y. High School and Brigham Young University. It was while at BYU that Sandy met several special people who became life long friends and a special man who became her husband.
After graduation, on June 5, 1962, Sandy married the love of her life, James M. Harrison. They enjoyed a long and joy filled marriage. They lived in several places briefly and then chose Bountiful as the place to raise their children. They ended up with seven children, a large and very happy family.
Though busy with raising a family Sandy made time to serve in Church and community as well. The year she served as the Bountiful High School PTA president, her PTA was named the “Best PTA in the State of Utah” by the national PTA Association. She served as the Chairman of the Pennies by the Inch fundraising Executive Committee for the Primary Children’s Medical Center in SLC.
At church she enjoyed singing in the choir, and teaching in the Primary, Sunday School, and Relief Society. She served as Primary President, and as an Ordinance Worker in the Bountiful and Mesa Temples. Sandy was talented, creative, and dedicated, and brought that with her into every responsibility she was given.
Sandy loved people and found great satisfaction in helping and serving those in need. She always had a list of people to visit, to read to, to make meals for, all while raising seven children and fulfilling her other responsibilities.
After the kids were raised, Jim and Sandy moved to “warmer Arizona” where they had old friends and made many more.
Some of the family joined them there and several grandchildren were born and raised close by, so they enjoyed that very much. Sandy loved reading to her children and grandchildren and really loved to sing to them and teach them songs.
Sandy’s greatest loves were her Savior, her husband, and her family (and BYU football). If Sandy loved you, you had no doubt about it. She was the sweetest, most genuine, loving, caring, and honest person that her family knew.
Sandy is preceded in death by her husband, her parents, and her siblings, and is survived by her children: JB, Sissy (Blake Izatt), Chris (Doug Peterson), Jared (Jackie), Andi (Aaron Raty), Jen (Chad Martin), Jim, and fifteen grandchildren and sixteen great-grandchildren!
A viewing will be held Saturday morning, September 12, at 10:00 am followed by a funeral service at 11:00 am at the Bountiful 17th Ward Chapel, 650 E. 2150 S., Bountiful, UT.
The service will be streamed and available on the Goff Mortuary Facebook page.
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