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.