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Sandra L. Coffey, age 68, of Dubuque, was called home peacefully at 1:47 a.m., on Monday, June 19, 2017, at home, surrounded by her loving family. To celebrate Sandra's life, family and friends may visit from 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., on Friday, June 23, 2017, at Behr Funeral Home, 1491 Main Street, Dubuque, Iowa.

Sandra was born on May 20, 1949, in Blue Island, Illinois, daughter of Wilbur "Bud" and Elizabeth "Betty" (Phillips) Coffey.

Sandra was always willing to embrace each day to it's fullest. Work was a necessity, but living life was surely a requirement. Sandra could generally be found with a naturally beautiful smile on her face; whether she was spending time with her dearly adored family and friends, hanging out at the casino, or even reminiscing about all of the relaxing rides she shared with her favorite horse, Shari. Sandra has spent many quality weekend evenings socializing with friends at the Town Clock, or the nearest venue to catch a little live music whenever possible. Sadly, today we discover a new reality where Sandra's electric smile will only remain as a sweet memory for those who knew and loved her. Her illness progressed much quicker than we ever imagined over these past few weeks, but we know that the memories of the wind blowing through her hair on a perfect convertible ride day will hold us through until we are all reunited with Sandra once again.

Those left to cherish Sandra's memory include

her 2 children,
Nichole Watt, Cedar Falls, IA
and James Bailey III, Manhattan, IL;

her granddaughter,
Rylee Pierce;

her siblings,
John (Teresa) Coffey, Peosta, IA,
Kevin (Pam) Coffey, North Judson, IN,
Jim Coffey, Chicago, IL,
Diane Chicoine, Worth, IL
and Pat (Janet) Coffey, Chicago, IL;

and also many dear friends she has lovingly welcomed into her life over the years.

Sandra was preceded in death by her parents.

A Sandra L. Coffey memorial fund has been established.

Sandra's family would like to thank the nurses and staff at Hospice of Dubuque for all of their wonderful and compassionate care of Sandra and her family.