Sandra L. McDonald

Sandra ‘Sandy’ Louise McDonald, 78 of Charlotte, a woman who will be remembered for her positive attitude and warm smile, passed away on March 20, 2020 in Lansing. She was born September 15, 1941 to Wendell and Dorothy (Coplin) Anderson in Charlotte. She attended Charlotte High School, graduating 1959 and earned an Associate’s Degree in Nursing from Lansing Community College. On June 26, 1966 she married Scott McDonald.
Sandy worked aas a Licensed Practical Nurse at Sparrow Hospital and Eaton Rapids Hospital for a few years. Following her nursing career, she went to work for Eaton Intermediate School District as a Para-Professional until her retirement. Her family will always remember Sandy as a person who influenced the lives of many young people in a positive way. Sandy enjoyed scrapbooking, creating wonderful stories using the family pictures. She also was actively pursuing her family genealogy, creating a wonderful keepsake family tree. She was active in the community as a Past Worthy Matron of the Order of the Eastern Star, Maple City Chapter 218. Above all else, Sandy was most proud of her children and the way they turned out to be wonderful adults.
Sandy is survived by her husband, Scott; their children, Steven (Maria) McDonald of Virginia, Stanley (Nicky) McDonald of Kalamazoo, and Sheila (Kevin) Meyle of Kalamazoo; six grandchildren, Carolyn McDonald, Matthew McDonald, Rebecca McDonald, Ryan McDonald, Logan Meyle, Kyla Meyle; sister Elaine Hansen of Indiana; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her brother, Wendell H. Anderson, Jr.
The family would like to thank the staff at Regency Lansing West and Mother Teresa House in Lansing for their wonderful care.
The McDonald family will be hosting a Graveside Service at Maple Hill Cemetery in Charlotte on Friday, October 9, 2020 at 12 noon.
If desired, the family has suggested memorial contributions to the American Diabetes Association, or a charity of your choice. Friends who are not able to visit are encouraged to support Sandy’s family through calls, letters, and through Sandy’s tribute page at The family is in the care of Pray Funeral Home.