Sandra Whiteside 1940-2019

Sandra Downer Whiteside passed away Thursday, June 20, 2019, in Lakeland FL, at the age of 78. She was born in Coral Gables, Florida Sept. 17, 1940, to Robert and Marcia Minear.

Sandra moved to Alaska with her then-husband, Frank, where she spent close to 40 years as a homemaker, a business owner, and raised four children in Delta Junction. Her next chapter in life led her to Nova Scotia then back to Florida where she met Jim McMullen, with whom she spent her last years. 

She is survived by her sisters, Annabelle Allyn and her husband Jack of Lakeland, Fla., and Beverly Atkinson and her husband Steve of Minneapolis Minn.; children, Suzanna, Greg, Ken and Daryl all of Alaska; 10 grandchildren and three great grand-children, many in-laws, nieces and nephews. 

She is now joining her sister, Nancy Beth, and parents, Robert and Marcia.

A visitation will be held at Heath Funeral Chapel, 328 S. Ingraham Avenue, Lakeland, Fla. on Tuesday, July 2, 2019, at 2 p.m. with a memorial service at 3 p.m.

Memorials may be made in the name Good Shepherd Hospice to 12470 Telecom Drive, Tampa, FL 33637 or

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