Sandra Lee Tanner

Sandra Lee Tanner of Tecumseh, MI, age 78, passed away peacefully at her home on January 11, 2022. 

 Sandy was born on May 24, 1943, in San Antonio, Texas to John and Daisy Melrose.  She was raised in New Boston, MI where she graduated from Huron High School.  On March 7, 1961, Sandy married her true love, Donald.  Together, they had two beautiful children who provided her with three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.  Sandy worked at Eastern Michigan University for 35 years, at which time she retired to spend time at home with her husband Donald.     

Throughout her life, Sandy enjoyed tending to the flowers in her beautiful garden. She had a wealth of knowledge about flowers and plants.   She also found joy in using her creative side of to create scrapbooks and crafts in her spare time.  Above all else, the thing that Sandy held nearest and dearest to her heart was her family.  She enjoyed family barbeques, shrimp boils, family game night, holidays, birthdays, and any other reason for her family to be brought together under one roof.  She was a caring and loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who enjoyed exerting her energy to care for her loved ones.  

Left behind to cherish her memory is her husband of 60 years, Donald Tanner; her two children: Kevin (Debbie) Tanner of Belleville, MI and Dawn Dozier of Tecumseh, MI;  her grandchildren: Renee (Aaron) Hamilton of Taylor, MI, Kevin (Hannah) Tanner of Livonia, MI and Scott Dozier of Tecumseh, MI;  her great-grandchildren: Ashley, Zofia, Landon,  KJ (Kevin Jr), Logan and Aiden; her siblings: Sherry (Larry) Agge, Tracy (the late Pam) Melrose, Shannon (the late Ken) Kratina, and Rob (Carmen) Melrose; sisters-in-law: Linda Johnson, Karen Myres, and Annette Tanner; brother-in-law: Rick Tanner, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. 

Sandy was preceded in death by her parents, as well as her mother and father-in-law, Leola and Grady Tanner; brothers-in-law: Randy and Jack Tanner, and sister-in-law Phyllis Sternberg.  

There will be a viewing on January 16, 2022 at Anderson-Marry Funeral Home in Tecumseh, MI from 2:00 - 8:00 PM, funeral services will be held on Monday, January 17 at 11:00 AM at Anderson Marry Funeral Home in Tecumseh.


Click here to watch a recorded version of her Funeral Ceremony.