Sandra Dee Moultrie was born on January 5, 1952, in Salt Lake City, Utah. She dedicated her life to the well-being of others and left an indelible mark on the hearts of those who were fortunate enough to know her. On January 21, 2024, she peacefully departed from this world at her home in Bountiful, Utah. She was the second child of Arnold Dee Moultrie and Arlene Margaret Carlson, and grew up in the warmth of a loving family, as the second of five children.
From an early age, Sandra harbored a passion for travel. She requested luggage as a present for her high school graduation and embarked on a journey with a friend in her first car, a Red Opal Manta. She explored the west coast, traversed north to Canada, headed east, and circled back to Utah – all in an era without the convenience of Google Maps or cell phones. Her wanderlust led her to Europe, Spain, Portugal, and the Holy Land, and she enjoyed over 20 cruises throughout her life.
Her career path led her through various financial institutions before she found her calling in the accounting department at Mountain Fuel/Questar/Dominion Energy. She progressed through the ranks and she concluded her career as the PeopleSoft consultant in the HR department. Sandra's commitment to education shone through as she completed her degree at BYU while excelling in her professional endeavors.
Sandra was a relentless advocate for the underdog. Her altruism extended beyond personal sacrifices, reflecting in her choice of tools – using WordPerfect, Quattro Pro, and Firefox to support companies that may not have been industry giants.
Sandra's commitment to service was unwavering, evident in every facet of her life. She approached her church callings with thoughtfulness and consideration, consistently going beyond what was required. Her dedication extended to the art of sewing, a talent she transformed into a powerful means of serving others. Sandra sewed baptismal towels for several Wards, contributed to "Days for Girls," and created magnificent quilts, each one a labor of love that she selflessly gave away.
Retiring early, Sandra embraced the opportunity to assist her mother and father, embodying the true essence of family love and devotion. Her heart knew no bounds when it came to family. She delighted in the growth of her family. She welcomed three cousins into her home, and expanded the traditional definition of family to encompass not only blood relatives but also multitudes of friends she considered family. She continued to add to this extended family throughout her life, enriching the lives of those around her.
Sandra found joy in family traditions, recognizing their power to bring loved ones together. From Valentine's Day celebrations to the Easter "Bunny Bar," June birthday parties, back-to-school ice cream gatherings, pumpkin carving sessions, and the sweet tradition of chocolate dipping at Christmas, Sandra cherished these moments. Her Christmas celebrations were particularly memorable, marked by lavish gifts – both purchased and treasured hand-made items – that she generously bestowed upon everyone. These traditions were rooted in her own childhood, and were lovingly nurtured and passed down through four generations of family. Creating a tapestry of shared memories and enduring love.
She served diligently in the Special Needs Mutual which became the Special Needs Activity Program (SNAP). Bringing joy and love to those she associated with there. She continued meeting with her friends from SNAP at her home even throughout each summer when the program usually did not meet.
Sandra provided Christmas trees for the Festival of Trees for many years. She allowed one of her nieces or nephews to choose the theme for each tree, then had them spearhead the decorating and presenting of the trees during each festival.
Sandra was preceded in death by her beloved parents, Arnold Dee Moultrie and Arlene Margaret Carlson. We celebrate her life and honor a woman who truly embodied the spirit of service and love. May she rest in eternal peace.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, January 29, 2024, at the Bountiful 14th Ward, 1500 South 600 East, Bountiful, Utah. An evening viewing will be held from 6:00-8:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 28, 2024, at Russon Mortuary, 295 N. Main, Bountiful, Utah. A morning viewing will be held from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Monday at the church prior to services.