January 30, 1948 – October 23, 2013
Obituaries » SANDRA SLOAN
SLOAN, SANDRA JACOBS, 65, of East Montpelier, died October 23, at her home, after a courageous and hard-fought battle with melanoma cancer. She was born on January 30, 1948, in Montpelier, the daughter of Homer and Rachel (Towne) Jacobs. She grew up in the Three Mile Bridge area of Berlin and attended schools in Riverton and Montpelier before graduating from Spaulding High School. Sandy worked for more than 20 years at both Sprague Electric and Capital City Press. She retired from the Department of Fish and Wildlife in the spring of 2012. Everywhere she went, Sandy made wonderful, lifelong friends. Sandy enjoyed many crafts, including rug hooking and woodworking, and also loved the outdoors. Flowers, plants and landscaping were special hobbies. She also enjoyed hiking, golf, traveling and motorcycling. Her biggest love, however, was spending time with her family. She married James Sloan in East Montpelier on March 17, 2012. She was previously married to the late Richard Barnhart and the late Wayne Town. Beside her husband, she leaves her son, Chris Town, his wife, Pam (Lyons), and one grandson, of Potomac, Mont.; and her daughter, Kelly Finnegan, her husband, Kevin, and one granddaughter, of Barre; her mother, Rachel Jacobs, of Berlin; her sister, Diane Moore, and husband, Bill, of Morgan; and her brother, Glen Jacobs, and his family of Dallas, Tex.; as well as several nieces and nephews.