Sandra “Sandy” K. Lockhart

Sandra Kay Lockhart, 61, passed away September 1, 2020 at her home. She was born on December 23, 1958 in Horton, Kansas to Orville and Patricia Calhoon. She married her high school sweetheart and the love of her life, Jeffrey Lockhart on June 7, 1975. Sandy was a devoted wife of 45 years to her loving husband, he survives. She was a loving mother to her daughters and sons-in-law, Christy (Tony) Mastro of Eudora and Ashley (Mike) Tremblay of Topeka. She became a grandmother in 1999 and so began her new purpose in life. She had five grandchildren to whom she adored; Ethan Flores of Lawrence, Joey Mastro of Eudora, and Cadence, Camden and Ellery Tremblay of Topeka.

Sandy was one of seven children. She is preceded in death by her eldest sister, Candy Older. Surviving siblings include Ronnie Calhoon, John (Brenda) Calhoon, JR (Melinda) Calhoon, Kevin Calhoon, and Patty Rios. Her parents, Orville (Charlene) Calhoon of Lawrence and Patricia (Terry) Musser of Atchison also survive. As a loving sister and aunt, she also adopted and raised her niece, Cassie Calhoon, who she loved and took pride in as her own. She was a cherished Godmother to her niece, Chelsea Carter. She adored her and her boys. She was also an amazing host-mother to her foreign exchange students or “bonus daughters”, Aniela Flores Verduzco, Mayita Flores Turrubiate, and Krisztina Hajto-Bakacs. She also had many, many nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews who she loved deeply.

Sandy was a giver. Those that knew her well, knew her for her cooking and baking. The best salsa you’ve ever tasted came from her kitchen. If you were sad, she would fix you some delicious Mexican food. If you had something to celebrate, she would make you some sweet treats. And at Christmas, you could always count on her to cure your sweet tooth with gobs of homemade candies. Christmas was her favorite! If you had paid her a visit in the last year, you were likely to receive a Christmas gift (or three) from her. She loved giving gifts. But candies and gifts were only the half of it. Sandy loved her Santa collection. She had victorian Santas, dancing Santas, life-size Santas, and traditional Santas. She always said that Santa brought the ‘festive’ to Christmas.

While her children were young, Sandy was a homemaker and mother. Once her children were older, she worked for many years at Columbia Savings Bank. She also worked for the Lawrence School District, Scotch Cleaners, and Medical Arts Pharmacy. As a military spouse and mother, she dedicated countless hours of her free time to various organizations including the Veteran’s of Foreign of Wars and the American Legion. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in her name to the American Legion and may be sent in care of Warren- McElwain Mortuary, 120 W. 13th Street, Lawrence, KS 66044.

A Mass of Christian Burial for Sandy will be held Friday, September 11, 2020 at Saint John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Lawrence. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, this will be a private funeral for family only. Burial will be held at Memorial Park Cemetery.

Sandy will be lying in state from 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., Thursday, September 10, 2020 at Warren-McElwain Mortuary, 120 W. 13th Street, Lawrence, KS. Please be aware that due to COVID-19 and safety precautions, we are asking her loved ones to please respect and comply with social distancing and must wear a mask.


27 Condolences

  1. Rita Higgins on September 3, 2020 at 7:29 am

    Our best friend taken by the Angel way too soon. you will be in ours hearts forever. May your family be comforted by the many memories Sandy created for each & everyone of you. Such a beautiful soul.
    Jeff, stay strong, we love you.
    Dave & Rita Higgins

  2. Kathryn Zwygart on September 3, 2020 at 10:39 am

    Kathryn Zwygart
    Sandy was a very good friend. She was taken very too friend. As I have heard God had a place for her somewhere else. Something I just dont quite understand. But he knows best. Jeff you and your family will be in my prayers. Jeff, just strong. Love you all. Kathryn Zwygart

  3. Cindy Hout on September 3, 2020 at 5:33 pm

    So very sorry to Sandy’s family. Her and I shared family photos and updates. She was a beautiful lady and a smile that would lighten a cloudy day. She will be missed

  4. Jeremy Garcia on September 4, 2020 at 8:29 am

    My condolences and prayers to the Lockhart Familia!! Many great memories as a kid with this familia and may you rest in forever peace Mrs. Lockhart!

  5. Nancy and Warren Rutland on September 4, 2020 at 2:54 pm

    So sorry for your loss!! I will always cherish my childhood memories of Sandy and her family. Rest In Peace Sandy!

  6. Bernadette Gilbert on September 4, 2020 at 3:12 pm

    So sorry to hear of sandys passing ! May she Rest In Peace and May god comfort those grieving her loss. Bernadette Gilbert and family

  7. Holly Jackson on September 4, 2020 at 4:21 pm

    Jeff, Kristi, Ashley and family.. Sandy was such a giving, loving woman. Lord knows we are going to miss her. I’m so glad we have such fun memories to look back on. Please know you are all in our prayers.. love you , Kerry and Holly Jackson

  8. Joanne Weddle on September 4, 2020 at 5:29 pm

    Lockhart and Tremblay family,
    So sorry for your lost. Sandra was gone far too soon but it’s clear she live a full and joyful life. An angel indeed now smiling down and watching and sharing every moment of your lives. She in not only in your hearts but in spirit walking beside you each and every day.

  9. George and Joyce Elliott on September 4, 2020 at 5:33 pm

    Jeff and family,
    So sorry to hear of Sandy’s passing . We are still stunned . She was a wonderful person and glad to call her a friend and have some wonderful memories of our get togethers . We will keep you in our prayers . R. I. P. Sandy you will be missed.

  10. Kelley (Hall) Elliott on September 4, 2020 at 6:14 pm

    Sandy made you feel apart of the family. I feel like one of her extended kids. She loved big, I want to finally apologize for giving her some of her first gray hairs.. Sandy would check in from time to time on Facebook to see how I was doing related to my disability. Always very supportive on my posts of family too. I’m grateful to have known her love, tasted her salsa and enjoyed her laugh (mostly at me being stupid) . I want to extend my prayers to the Family who is grieving and learning how to move forward without her beloved spirit! The world definitely lost a great one. Love you Sandy.

  11. Linda Easum on September 4, 2020 at 7:11 pm

    My most sincere condolences to the Lockhart family but in particular to my friend Patty Rios. I know you were so proud of your sister Sandy and loved her so much. I hope you can feel the big hug that I’m sending from so many miles away. ????❤️????????

  12. Malinda OHara on September 4, 2020 at 8:59 pm

    Sandy was such an amazing woman! Having spent many days and nights at the Lockhart house growing up I have so many memories. Some of my fondest memories are how when Ashley and I would come in hungry from school she’d just casually whip out a few of her frozen Tamales for an “afternoon snack” (to me they were a delicacy!!!) or some other amazing concoction. It sticks in my mind how organized she was…she had a routine of vacuuming everyday and I thought she was so amazing for keeping everything just in its place! I loved how she would listen to us do Karaoke for literally hours on end. Now Christy and Ashley made it beautiful, BUT she would even listen to me for that long with her kind eyes and warm smile always edging us to keep going. She was graceful and full of values that she shared with anyone who she cared about. I remember one time when Ashley and I had a middle school silly fight with a few girls, she reminded us of her true values and how to be graceful and kind and not to dwell on drama. It was just what we needed to hear. She was such a kind heart. She had an amazing low laugh. Even though I haven’t seen her in years, I always think of her and the Lockharts fondly, and have enjoyed talking with her occasionally via social media in recent years. Sending so much love and prayers for comfort to Ashley, Christy, Jeff the babies and everyone who loved her and is hurting right now.
    Rest In Peace sweet Sandy! Xoxoxo

  13. Vicki Miller on September 4, 2020 at 10:31 pm

    My sincere condolences to the Lockhart Family. Sandy had a beautiful and loving Heart ❤️ So sad to hear of her passing. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
    RIP my friend
    Vicki Goff-Miller

  14. BONNY HENDERSON on September 5, 2020 at 11:21 am

    Mr. Jeff and family I’m sorry for your loss just know that she’s with the Lord mr. Jeff I love you and I want you to know that you and Miss Sandy are so dear to me it was my pleasure and my honor be able to care for I just seen her friend not only Brandon Woods but outside of their my heart is broken I love her so much Miss Sandy and I have such a special connection I will miss her

  15. BONNY HENDERSON on September 5, 2020 at 11:25 am

    Forever and always my honey bun I love you Miss Sandy I will see you again someday I love you so much always in my heart my thoughts and my prayers mr. Jeff you’re in my prayers thank you so much for taking such good care of her and letting me be part of her life God puts us in each other’s path for a reason and I’m met the most wonderful beautiful caring people that I’ve ever met my life so sincere thank you so much for everything Mister Jeff all my love always Bonnie Henderson

  16. Angela Watson on September 5, 2020 at 5:28 pm

    My prayers are with Jeff, Christy, Ashley, Aunt Pat and Terry, and Uncle Orville and Charlene, and the entire family, as you all try to move on without Sandy. I am so sorry for your loss. She was a very special and kind person to everyone. I know she is looking down on all of you. Prayers and hugs to all. Angela Jacobson Watson

  17. Stephen F Billbe on September 5, 2020 at 7:17 pm

    Sorry to hear of the loss of your loved one, Jeff and Ashley & family.

  18. Dan & Linda Mollnow on September 6, 2020 at 6:47 am

    Dear Jeff and family, we are so sorry to hear this about Sandy.Our prayers are with you all.

  19. Libby on September 6, 2020 at 7:17 am

    Jeff , Christy, Ashley:
    Aunt Pat& Terry
    Uncle Orvile & Charlene
    Calhoon Family:
    They are no words to say how sad you all are.
    God received a Beautiful Angel. She is now in her Glory and is not in Pain.
    We were close and some how lost the connection.
    Sandy will always be in my heart. Sandy was an amazing Daughter, Sister wife, Mother and Cousin.
    Sandy will never be Forgotten. May She RIP may the Perpetual Light Shine Upon Her.????????

  20. Jan pollard on September 8, 2020 at 8:35 am

    Sandy was a sweetie!!! I was always happy to see her smiling face. My heart goes out to all her family on the loss of their loved one.????????
    Jan pollard

  21. Adam L. Villalobos on September 8, 2020 at 10:01 am


    I was shocked and saddened to hear the news of Sandy’s passing. May she rest in peace. Many prayers to you and the family. God bless you all.

    Adam Villalobos

  22. Harriet Shaffer on September 8, 2020 at 10:55 am

    Sandy was always so kind and friendly when I came into Medical Arts Pharmacy. She would have my order ready before I got to the counter. I am so sorry for your loss.

  23. Linda Urish on September 10, 2020 at 12:27 pm

    Jeff, I haven’t seen you both in awhile. But, I will always remember the love & respect you have for Sandy. When she wasn’t with you, you’re favorite conversation always included Ms. Sandy. I know she will be missed. Just take it day by day & lean on that beautiful family. Take Care.

  24. Sarah Carver (Senior Wheels Driver) on September 10, 2020 at 8:41 pm

    I’m am so sorry for your loss Jeff. I was so sad to read this, you are in my prayers.

  25. Debbie Darmond on September 11, 2020 at 10:10 am

    I first met Sandy while I worked a in t the VFW in Lawrence. Sandy always had a contagious Smile on her face. She was a Delightful sweet Person.
    I am so sorry for the loss. My thoughts and prayers are with Jeff and the girls and the grandchildren. As well as the rest of the family.

  26. Robin Lewis on September 17, 2020 at 8:55 pm

    Jeff and Ashley and family, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I’m saying prayers for peace and comfort.

  27. Karen R on September 19, 2020 at 8:09 am

    Dear Jeff,
    I am so sorry that Sandy is gone. She was a wonderful person and I always enjoyed our visits, which often ended in laughter, the best kind of medicine. You are in my thoughts, as is your entire family. May peace come to your hearts.

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