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Sandra Eastvold, 1940-2020

Sandra K. Fretheim Eastvold, 79, surrounded by family, peacefully went home to be with her savior Wednesday, April 1, 2020, in Prescott Valley, Arizona, after a long battle with a GBM brain tumor.

Sandra Eastvold, left

Sandy was born to Melvin and Ruth Fretheim on Sept. 3, 1940, in Albert Lea.

Sandy fell in love and was engaged in January 1956 and married in March 1957 to Bob Eastvold. She was married to the love of her life for 63 years. 

She was a loving person, always putting the needs of friends and family first. If Sandy saw a person at church or anywhere standing alone, she would talk to them to help them feel comfortable. 

The family moved from Albert Lea in 1970 and to Casa Grande, Arizona, in ’72; Phoenix in ’78 and to Prescott Valley in 2000.

Sandra Eastvold

Sandy is survived by her husband, Bob, of Prescott Valley; daughters Dawn (Doug) Fairchild of Ohio and Kristi (Joe) Rakowski of Casa Grande; son, Steven Eastvold, of Prescott Valley; and grandchildren Lisa Eastvold, Tara Wiles, Devin Fairchild, Nolan McCarthy, Tyler Eastvold (Katie), Daniel (Jessica) Fairchild and Dayna Fairchild. Sandy is also survived by her only sibling, Frank (Karen) Fretheim, of Casa Grande; and many nephews, nieces and cousins. 

She was preceded by her father, mother and infant son, Robert Todd Eastvold.

A memorial service will be held in the near future when the pandemic is under control and travel is safe. In lieu of flowers, a donation can be made to the Ivy brain tumor center at Barrows neurological in Phoenix. John 14:6.