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Sandra Rae (Sage) Adams

(Dec. 7, 1948 – Feb. 10, 2013)

Sandra Rae (Sage) Adams died Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013 in her home at the Manor on Marston Lake in Lakewood, Colo., after a long battle with breast cancer. She was 64 years young.

She began her life on Dec. 7, 1948 in Lincoln, Ill. She was born to Robert and Edna Mae Sage. Sandra was the oldest of three children. At the age of 5, she moved with her family to Powell and lived northwest of the city on Lane 8 1/2. Sandra called that home until she married Jack L. Adams in 1966. Later in life they would divorce.

Education was important to Sandra and she worked diligently and earned a Ph.D in Economics and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Wyoming.

Sandra moved to Denver, Colo., in 1997 and began her own successful business as Rocky Mountain Properties, LLC. That new venture led her to meet her soulmate, Barry Snyder of Morrison, Colo. They would enjoy her remaining years together with love, support and friendship.

Sandra expressed her joy by playing piano, sewing and needle point. She found fulfillment by volunteering with the Wyoming Basset Hound Rescue, and being a member of a book club reading most of the books on the best seller list, she also enjoyed traveling and had seen much of the world.

Sandra was preceded in death by her mother, Edna Mae Sage, father, Robert Sage and her sister, Donna Sage.

She is survived by her fiancé Barry Snyder of Morrison Colo.; two sons, David (JoAnne) Adams of Grand Junction, Colo., and Stephen (Noni) Adams of Casper; five grandchildren, Renee (Nick) Lee of Arvada, Colo., Leslye (Donnie) Romero of Phoenix, Ariz. Anthony (Christine) Adams of Fruita, Colo., Stacie and Sierra Adams of Casper; sister, Nancy (Gary) Sage of Powell; nephew Beau (Tonya) Nelson of Sheridan as well as six great-grandchildren.

Memorial donations to The Wyoming Basset Hound Rescue Inc.; Sandra Adams Fund for Emergencies (SAFE), P.O. Box 2131, Cody, WY, 82414 would be appreciated.

Services will be held at the Union Presbyterian Church in Powell on Friday, Feb. 15 at 11 a.m.

Burial will follow at Crown Hill Cemetery.


  • posted by Cindy Bechtold

    February 24, 2013 2:25 pm

    Sandy and I attended Powell schools together and I remember her as peaceful, friendly and pretty. My condolences and may our lord bless her family.
    Cindy Olsen Bechtold

  • posted by Anne Paddock Norskog

    February 19, 2013 8:30 am

    Sandy and I were classmates in the Powell school system for many years. She was always prepared, always pleasant. Godspeed.

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