The Woodward News

Obituaries

September 21, 2012

Saundra Burtis

Woodward, Okla. — Funeral Services for Sandra Clem-Burtis, 68, Clinton resident will be held 2:00 P.M., Monday, September 24, 2012 in the First Presbyterian Church, officiated by Rev. Carol Waters and burial will conclude in the Clinton Cemetery under the direction of the Kiesau-Lee Funeral Home.

Sandra Faye Bishop Clem-Burtis passed away from this life on September 19, 2012 at the age of 68.

Sandra was born on December 2, 1943 to Gaither and Millie (Leonard) Bishop. She attended school in Camargo and was active in 4-H, basketball and softball. She was the Salutatorian of the graduating class of 1962 and enjoyed visiting with her classmates at their 50th class reunion this past Labor Day weekend. Upon graduation, she attended business school at OSU.

On December 26, 1963 she was united in marriage to Lewis Neal Clem at the First Christian Church in Camargo. Three sons were born to this union: twins Ryan Lynn and Bryan Lee in January 1965 and son Kelly Neal in July 1968. The twins were the New Year’s babies of 1965 for Woodward County.

Sandra was baptized into faith at the First Christian Church in Camargo in 1955 at the age of 12 and continued to be strong in her faith for the remainder of her life. She served as pianist at First Christian Church for several years and served on many committees wherever she was needed. She was most recently an active member of First Presbyterian Church in Clinton.

Sandra did secretarial work for many years in the Leedey and Camargo communities. She worked at Wal-Mart for 15 years in Weatherford, Oklahoma and Anchorage, Alaska, retiring in 2004.

Sandra was united in marriage to Dr. Buffinton Burtis at the First Presbyterian Church in Anchorage on December 22, 2001. They lived in Alaska for the next eight years before returning to Oklahoma to be closer to her sons, grandchildren and other family members. The pride and joy of Sandra’s life were her sons and six grandchildren, Matlin, Wyatt, Heath, Cody, Paxton and Ryleigh. Her favorite times were cooking for her family as well as neighbors and friends. She especially loved the holiday get-togethers when all the sons and families came home.

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