Sandra Hegwer

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Sandra Kay Hegwer passed away from this life on Sunday, February 4, 2018 at her home in Lubbock, TX, at the age of 71. She was surrounded by her family. Visitation services will be held today, February 8, 2018, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Lake Ridge Chapel and Memorial Designers. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, February 9, 2018, at the First Baptist Church of Lubbock, TX, and will be officiated by Associate Pastor Jay Abernathy.

Born Sandra Kay Meador in Artesia, NM on January 19, 1947, she attended grade school in Carlsbad, NM, and junior high and high school in Artesia, NM, graduating in 1965. On October 30, 1965, she married Ernie Lee Hegwer. In 1967, they moved to Hobbs, NM, where she became an essential member of its community for the next 40 years and a loving mother to her two children.

Sandra’s first love was her family and she cherished her role as a homemaker. She enjoyed cooking, sewing, decorating and creating a warm home environment. She took great care to always provide the best for her family. Sandra was a true American who possessed integrity and a strong entrepreneurial spirit. Both of these character attributes were integral to the successful business that she and her husband built centered around the oil and gas economy of the Permian Basin. Sandra also completed her Associates Degree in Accounting, graduating from the New Mexico Junior College in 1989. She worked as an Executive Assistant for several years at College of the Southwest. She was selfless, caring and diligently involved in serving both God and her community through the church, PTA, Junior Service League, and other philanthropic organizations. She possessed a deep passion for life and was happiest spending time with her family and helping them realize their goals and dreams. Sandra was kind, cheerful and a friend to all. In 2008, she and her husband became residents of Lubbock, TX where she remained involved in the energy industry and dedicated to serving her family and community. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, enjoyed playing Mah Jongg, participating in Lubbock Women’s Club activities, P.E.O. Chapter AA, attending Texas Tech football games and watching sports of all types. She also liked to travel and enjoyed spending time in Dallas and at their lake home in Horseshoe Bay, TX.

She is preceded in death by her parents: father, J.W. Meador, mother, Dorothy “Dot” Meador; and brother, Dennis Meador. She is survived by her husband, Ernie Hegwer of Lubbock, TX; her daughter Leasha Hegwer of Lubbock, TX; her son Thomas Hegwer of Dallas, TX; her two sisters: Jonell Vlosich and husband, Mike of Carlsbad, NM, and Sharon Musslewhite and husband, Charley of Dubuque, IA; and sister-in-law Linda Meador of Hobbs, NM. Pallbearers will be nephews Ross Morgan, Johnny Morgan, Lynn Mermis, Christopher Littlefield, Milton Lindsey and Joe Vlosich.


Memorial donations may be made in her name to the American Cancer Society, 555 11th Street, NW, Ste 300, Washington, DC 20004.


6 thoughts on “Sandra Hegwer”

  1. Betty and Sonny Chancey

    Ernie and family, We are deeply saddened to hear of Sandy’s passing. She was a beautiful lady and will be deeply missed by everyone! We will keep you all in our prayers!

  2. Betty and Sonny Chancey

    Ernie and family, we are deeply saddened to hear of your loss of Sandy! She was a beautiful lady and will be missed by everyone! We will keep you all in our prayers!

  3. Jennifer Chappell-Cornwell

    I cannot begin to express how saddened I am to hear of Sandra’s passing. She was a mother to more than her own two children. She was a cheerleader, choeffer, photographer, counselor, mentor, and friend to so many of us. I will always remember her grace. He was a beautiful woman, inside and out. She loved me and I loved her. I absolutely hate that her last months on earth involved sickness and suffering. She has earned her freedom and restored health in the presence of her Lord and Savior. Thank you, Sandra for being a women who loved and led me. Thank you, Ernie, Tom, and my dear friend, Leasha, for sharing her with me. I love you all and pray for peace during this tough time.

  4. Ernie, Tom and Leasha…Rick and I were so saddened to hear about Sandra’s illness and passing. She was such a sweet person and am so thankful we had the pleasure of knowing her. She was such an influence in Jennifer’s life and for that I am so grateful. Seems like just yesterday we were preparing for our girls high school graduation and their trip to Cancun. Those were some memories that I will never forget. Just know that we are thinking of all of your family during this difficult time. I pray that God will give you the strength to get through the loss of your precious wife and mother.

    Luann Chappell

  5. Charmayne Sadler Parks

    Ernie, you and the family have been in my thoughts and prayers. Know it has been a real difficult time. Sandra was such a beautiful lady, Everyone that knew her loved her. Thinking of you, Charmayne (Sadler) Parks.

  6. Prayers and special thoughts go out to you Ernie, Leasha, and Tom. Sandra was a kind, loving person who had a sweet spirit. May special memories fill your heart in the days ahead. Love, Dawni Nelson

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