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Sandra Lea Tucker
  • In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in Sandy's name to Elizabeth Hospice.
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“Sandy was a mentor, teacher and a friend to me. I have known her for almost 20 years. She was such an inspiring person and really helped me grow...Read More »
1 of 4 | Posted by: Yi-Cheng Hu - Oceanside, CA

“My deepest condolences to Cassandra and the Tucker family. I am saddened by your loss and my thoughts are with you all during these difficult times....Read More »
2 of 4 | Posted by: Cathy Schuppli - Vancouver

“With your passing, Sandy, I have lost a dear friend and companion who worked tirelessly to improve the lives of our most vulnerable children. Even...Read More »
3 of 4 | Posted by: Anne Hanley - Vista, CA - Friend

“You will always be our angel. Thank you for all the beauty you gave back to this world. It will never be the same without you. We love and miss you...Read More »
4 of 4 | Posted by: Jana, Alex, and Collin Anderson - CA


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Sandra (Sandy) Lea Tucker died in Oceanside, CA on November 1, 2021 surrounded by family and friends. She was a daughter, sister, aunt, friend, wife, and mother. Sandy was born in Washington DC on July 26, 1948 and raised in Virginia by parents Helen and William Morris and alongside her sister Judy and brother Bill. She earned a Bachelor's from Arizona State University and a Master's from Pacific Oaks College. In 1971, Sandy and Eugene Tucker married in Alabama. Gene was her soul mate, a Naval officer and they cherished 50 years together. She lived much of her life in Oceanside, CA, where she raised her daughters, Cassandra and Whitney, and worked as a child development specialist. She lived a life of service and was deeply committed to contributing to the children in her world. Throughout her career, she taught classes for childcare providers at local community colleges, consulted with childcare centers, cared for infants and toddlers and was a tremendous resource for parents. In retirement, her contributions to children and her community continued with over 5,000 hours of service to the Tri-City Hospital Auxiliary. She loved holding babies and knew the lyrics to every John Denver song. Her laugh was infectious and unforgettable. Sandy prioritized her friends and was loving, faithful and caring towards her inner circle. She is survived by her husband (Eugene Frank Tucker), children (Cassandra Blaine Tucker and Whitney Tucker Billeter), and siblings (Judith Marlene Murray, William Lee Morris) and their children. She is proceeded in death by her parents (William and Helen Morris (nee Nowell). A celebration of Sandy's life will be held in Spring or Summer 2022. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in Sandy's name to Elizabeth Hospice in San Diego (https://elizabethhospice.org/).