Mrs. Charles L. Sands

Mrs. Charles L. Sands, 89, nee Betty Jessup of Fredericksburg, died Sunday, July 14, 2013, at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio.

Funeral services were held Thursday, July 18, at 2 p.m. at Fredericksburg United Methodist Church with the Rev. Danielle Knapp officiating.

Interment followed at Greenwood Cemetery.

Arrangements were under the direction of Schaetter Funeral Home where visitation was held Wednesday evening and Thursday morning.

Mrs. Sands was born Feb. 14, 1924, in Lake Charles, La., the daughter of Jake Curry and Clara Pilgrim. She married Charles L. Sands on Jan. 5, 1953, in Corpus Christi, and he survives.

In addition to her husband, Mrs. Sands is survived by two daughters, one son and spouses, including Jamie and Roger Colaw of North Carolina, Clarene and Robert White of California, and James David Sands of Fredericksburg; and a daughter-in-law: Martha, Mrs. Douglas Wayne Sands, of Oklahoma.

Survivors also include four grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

Along with her parents, Mrs. Sands was preceded in death by a son, Douglas Wayne Sands; one brother, Russell Jessup; and three sisters, Lorena Raines, Audrey Rushing and Virgie Jessup.

Memorials may be made to the SPCA or to the charity of choice.

Pallbearers included Clint Huey, Roger Opio, Greg Oehler, Willie Gold, Roger Colaw and Robert White.

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