Sandra “Sandi” Powell, 75, of Las Cruces, New Mexico passed away on September 9, 2021 in Great Falls, Montana.
Sandi was born to Henry Colby Hatch and Ethel Estelle Rider on November 26, 1945 in Brookline, Massachusetts. Her family moved when she was 9 to the desert southwest. Sandi and her parents settled in Roswell, New Mexico where she met her husband, Everett Powell. It was Valentine’s Day. They married on July 28, 1962, a young couple destined for 59 years of marriage. Raising two daughter’s all the while traveling all over the world. Everett, Sandi and the girls were fortunate to live 7 years in Italy and various locations around the United States. Oh, the escapades they had.
Sandi was an accomplished seamstress making clothes for herself and her children, a bowler, softball player and an accomplished golfer. She holds the record in the family for 3 holes in one. She was sought after to play in golf tournaments around the state of New Mexico. Anything she touched; she became an expert.
Her career in banking began when she was 32. It would last over 30 years. Beginning as a teller in a bank, she was eventually promoted to Vice President. Sandi took a year off and was asked to clean up a credit union and went on to become the CEO of the credit union. Her financial savvy, expertise with management and mentoring skills created a working environment that was envied around the local area. When she retired, “her” credit union was the most accomplished with the highest rating in the state. She was loved and respected by all who met her.
She is survived by her husband Everett, her daughters Shonna (Troy) Larkey of Great Falls, Montana, Debra (Joel) Parker of Phoenix, Arizona, and her brother Alden (Fran) Hatch. She is also survived by 4 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren, many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and her oldest brother Phillip Hatch. She loved her family to the fullest. Sandi also leaves a legacy in friendships with the people she met around the world. We will miss her greatly.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Alzheimer’s Foundation in her name. A memorial will occur on Valentine’s Day in Roswell in 2022.
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