Sandra Houlahna-Christensen

Sandra Christensen

Sandra (Sandy) K. Houlahan-Christensen, 79, of Tama, passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by family on Wednesday, September 23, 2020.

Sandy was born October 30, 1940 in Marion, Iowa. She was a loving mother to four children and a devoted grandmother. She enjoyed a lifelong career in healthcare, 22 years at Mercy Medical Center and ten years at Grinnell Regional Hospital. She was also the proud owner of the Raspberry Patch Craft Store. Sandy was an avid gardener and also enjoyed crafting, baking, her dog Peta, and spending time with family and friends. She had a love for animals, especially cows, and enjoyed life to the fullest. 

Sandy is survived by her children, Carmen Houlahan of Cedar Rapids, Theresa (Kyle) Nosley of Hiawatha, Bryan Patrick Houlahan of Tama, and Angie Houlahan of Cedar Rapids. Grandchildren Felicia Houlahan, Autumn Houlahan, Nathan Nosley, Noah Nosley, and Nick Dudley. Great grandchildren Baylee and Isabelle. 

Sandy was proceeded in death by her parents Charles and Leona (Ditch) Koppenhaver, her brother Gary Koppenhaver, and grandsons Elijah (EJ) Mitchell and Quinn Patrick Houlahan. 

A celebration of life will be announced at a later date.