Sandra ‘Sandy’ Keith-Roberts went down swinging in her bout with ALS shortly after midnight June 1st, 2019 at the tender age of 69. In her corner during her final moments of the fight were her son Matthew, daughter Heather, son-in-law Eric, and best friend Patsy. Their attention, support, love, and care throughout the battle was not quite up to the gold standard she demanded and deserved, but we did our best. Additionally, Sandy is survived by her daughter Gennessa, brother Billy, grandchildren Bella, Brooklyn & Eric, and the countless lives of the people whose hair she touched while in her chair at Bev Ann’s.
Sandy had an absurd work ethic understandably not completely inherited by all of her children, and she created a very special bond with her clients during her 3+ decades of making people feel beautiful here in Amador County. Her vast life experience coupled with a lighthearted and practical outlook on life made her the ideal salon-chair therapist; her business card appropriately announced her as the ‘hair doctor.’ Sandy was as tough as they come, raising her three children as a single parent, while still finding time to contribute to community organizations such as the Sierra Madre Garden Club, Alcoholics Anonymous, and the Amador Residential Care.
Sandy’s real contribution on Earth was the love and kindness she showed everyone she came into contact with. Throughout her life She had a very spiritual relationship with the Lord Jesus and her faith was a consistent comfort when faced with the definitive conclusion of ALS. She was a compassionate woman who genuinely made the world a better place and she will be especially missed by her cat Misty and her garden which will no longer be receiving her meticulous dead head treatment. In accordance with her wishes, we held a living wake party earlier this year so her friends and family were able to celebrate her life and say goodbye to her while she was still with us. In lieu of sending flowers the family requests donations be made in her name to the ALS Association Greater Sacramento Chapter who were an incredible resource and support system throughout the progression of this horrific disease.