Sandra Kay Bowers Joens

Jan 8, 2019
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10 a.m. Friday, January 11, 2019 at First Presbyterian Church, 505 Franklin St., Waterloo


4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, January 10, 2019 at Locke Funeral Home, 1519 West 4th St., Waterloo


Garden of Memories Cemetery, Waterloo


to the family


Sandra Kay Bowers Joens, 74, of Waterloo, died Tuesday, January 8, 2019 at UnityPoint Health--Allen Hospital.

She was born September. 3, 1944, in Anamosa to Delman and Ruth Condit Bowers. She married Larry Joens in Waterloo, and they later divorced.

Sandra graduated from Waterloo East High School in 1962, where she had been a cheerleader and a member of the choir, orchestra, band and tap line. Sandra was active in 4H and showed Shetland ponies and Tennessee walking horses. In the late 1960s she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis and in 1986 she moved to Country View Care Center.

She was a member of First Presbyterian Church.

Sandra is survived by a daughter, Brenda (Steve) Everman of Hampton; a daughter-in-law, Peggy Joens of Waterloo; her mother of Waterloo; five grandchildren: Morgan (Andy) Thurman, Mason Everman and Kelli, Lindsey and Nick Joens and two great-grandchildren, Vincent and Imogen Thurman; her "like-a-daughter" niece, Tina (Doug) Hoeppner of Evansdale; a sister, Sue (Ed) Halvorson of Waterloo; two brothers, Rick (Kirstan) Condit of Marshalltown and Bruce (Cathy) Bowers of Waterloo; and many nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her father; and a son, Bryan Joens (October 2018).

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  1. Jackson Family | Jan 12, 2019

    we would like to express our deepest sympathy. May those precious memories be foremostin your hearts and minds during this difficult time.

    Isaiah 25:8

  2. Dennis Erpelding | Jan 10, 2019
     Sandra and I grew up together on Ruth St.  We both had a love for horses.  I wish we could ride together again.
  3. Karen and Duane Stonerook | Jan 08, 2019
    Brenda, my heart goes out to you.  Sandy was a beautiful and courageous woman.  My thoughts and prayers are with you.

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