Sandra Marie Watts Van Ness, 69, of Galveston, passed away Sunday, September 21, 2014, at UTMB Hospital. Sandra dedicated her life to Christ and her family and was a loving mother and grandmother. She was born September 20, 1945, in Galveston and spent her working career as a bank teller and later an administrative specialist for ANICO. Sandra was a member of Abundant Life Church.
Sandra was preceded in death by her parents, Fred and Sandu Watts; mother-and father-in-law, Delbert and Clementine Van Ness; sister, Anna Reeves; and son, Frederick H. Van Ness, Jr.
She is survived by her husband of 47 years, Fred Van Ness; sons, Vince Van Ness and wife, Celeste, and Kevin Van Ness; grandchildren: Melissa Wood and husband, Mason; Kristina Van Ness; Erica Pleasant and husband, Kennard; Karl Van Ness; and Anna Van Ness; and two great grandchildren.
Sandra’s family will receive visitors from 5:00 until 7:00 pm, Wednesday, September 24th, at Malloy & Son Funeral Home.
Funeral service will be 10:00 am, Thursday, September 25th, at Abundant Life Church, 5801 Avenue S (behind Odyssey School), in Galveston. Burial will follow at Galveston Memorial Park in Hitchcock.
Pallbearers will be Clint Polivka, Jason Polivka, Jerry Hayes, Christopher Harrison, Richard Harrison, Jr. and Richard Harrison, Sr. Sherry Delikat will serve as an honorary pallbearer.
Memorials may be made to Abundant Life Church or the American Heart Association.