Sandra Jeannette Vernon

Born in Searcy, AR on March 14, 1945

Departed on March 26, 2022 and resided in Cumming, GA

Sandra Jeannette Vernon, 77, of Cumming, GA passed away peacefully March 26th, 2022, after a lengthy battle with Dementia.

Sandy was born in Searcy, Arkansas in March 1945 to John H. and Jeanne Griffin. Being the oldest of five siblings Sandy was a natural born leader into trouble and mischief. Being a part of a military family meant Sandy grew up all over the United States, including, Arkansas, New York, Tennessee, Louisiana, and Nevada, before landing in Alaska. Sandy studied at the University of Alaska Fairbanks.

In 1976 Sandy married her husband Bart in Anchorage, Alaska before moving to Seattle, Washington to start their family. Sandy, Bart and their two girls relocated to Atlanta, Georgia in 1998. Sandy found her passion and love of show dogs and spent many years showing Italian Greyhounds and Pharaoh Hounds.

Survivors include daughter Jocelyn (Brian) McCloskey, siblings Ken (Angie) Griffin, Melba (Jim) McFarland, John L. Griffin, and Sue (Jim) Caylor, multiple grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by husband Bart Vernon, daughter Blair Vernon, parents John H. and Jeanne Griffin.

In honor of Bart and Sandy’s wishes, their ashes will be scattered together on Puget Sound at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, the family prefers donations to be made in Sandy’s honor to the Alzheimer’s Association.


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  1. Dawn White April 1, 2022 at 4:23 pm - Reply

    Sandy was such a wonderful woman and such a pleasure to be around! It has been a long time since I have seen her but when I would think of her I would always think of her laugh and her smile. And how much she loved animals. Rest in peace Sandy. You will be missed….

  2. Jan Fricke April 1, 2022 at 4:54 pm - Reply

    Dearest Sandy,
    We spent so many crazy, happy hours together; you, Bart, Dennis and I along with our kids. I remember it all as if it was yesterday. So much has happened to us all and now you are with Bart, Dennis, your folks, your daughter Blair and waiting for the rest of us to catch up. Have a bit of Bart’s Black Chicken for me and I’ll join you all when God wants me to. Love and prayers! Jan

  3. Linda Schoepf April 1, 2022 at 5:13 pm - Reply

    Very sorry for the loss of Sandy.

  4. Char Tait April 1, 2022 at 9:39 pm - Reply

    Thoughts and prayers to Jocelyn and family
    The loss of your mother is never easy no matter what the situation
    Thinking of you my dear friend
    Char & Jack

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