September 18, 1940 - January 21, 2017
Sandra Kay Bridwell Creager of Plano, TX entered heaven’s gates January 21, 2017.
She was born September 18, 1940 in Kingsport, Tennessee to parents Vivian “June” and Nelson Bridwell. She grew up on her family’s farm in the hills of the Smoky Mountains and graduated in 1958 from Dobyns-Bennett High School. She attended East Tennessee State University, but craving adventure, she moved to Austin, Texas and started work as an administrative assistant. Sandra met the love of her life, a young college student, at her apartment mailboxes. She married Edward B. Creager on August 31, 1962 in Austin.
They were blessed with a precious family and dear friends in each of the cities they called home, including Austin, Houston, Richardson, and Plano. Sandra was a devoted wife, daughter, mother, and grandmother. Caring for others was her gift and love. She dedicated her life to raising her children, supporting her husband, caring for her aging mother and her granddaughters. Beyond her family she loved all people. Sandra quickly made friends with all she met. It is true to say that she never met a stranger. She entered a room with her sweet smile, kind words, and her cup of Starbucks, filling the room with an indescribable joy and energy. Her petite stature was not to be underestimated, as she had more spunk and grit then most ten times her size. Despite her later medical setbacks, Sandra continued to embrace life, spending her days filled lunches and dinners with friends, Bunco (over 40 years strong), volunteering at church, and her grandchildren’s activities. Nothing could ever slow her down.
Sandra is survived by her son, Dr. Greg Creager and wife Yolanda; daughter, Becky Gaharan; three granddaughters, Olivia Creager, Lauren Gaharan, and Rachel Gaharan; sisters-in-law and husbands; and four nieces and one nephew and their families. Sandra was preceded in death by her devoted husband of 51 years, Edward B. Creager; her parents, June and Nelson Bridwell; and her sister and brother-in-law, Jean and Ira Rathbun.
The family would like to thank all that filled Sandra’s life with love and friendship. Her life was blessed beyond measure.
Sandra’s Celebration of Life service will be Saturday, January 28th at 11am, officiated by Pastor Sam Dennis at Parkway Hills Baptist Church, 2700 Dallas Parkway, Plano 75093. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Parkway Hills Baptist Church.
Arrangements are under the direction of
ARIA Cremation Service and Funeral Home
19310 Preston Road
Dallas, Texas 75252