Sandra McElroy was born on November 11, 1958 to Jack and Carole Spraggins. She and her 4 sisters grew up in Houston Texas. Gail, Becky, Sandra, Lenny and Kitten all sang professionally as "the Spraggins Sisters" for many years in the Houston area. In 1989 she moved to Lake Tahoe and soon married Jon McElroy. Sandra and Jon worked together running a small business for over 20 years. She loved hiking in the mountains, swimming in the lake and doing Yoga on the beach. She loved to travel, especially any where tropical! She loved to hula dance and took classes at the college. Sandra loved to express her creative side. She was a talented artist, enjoying painting, drawing, photography, writing stories and screen plays, playing her drums and sewing. One of her favorite hobbies was winning chess games against her husband :) She had a strong love for her family, and even with them miles apart, she never lost contact with any of them. Many visits to Houston and her family coming to Tahoe over the years, countless cards and letters, long phone calls and emails. They were always on her mind and she loved them so much. Sandra's smile (and cute dimples) would light up any room she entered. She enjoyed life, and tried to live it as fully as she could. She passed on peacefully at home on Oct 19, 2013 with her family at her side. Words cannot express how much she will be missed by all who knew her.