Celebration of Sandie Brown’s Life Set for Sept. 5 at Turtle Point

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A celebration of Sandie’s life is scheduled at Caneel Bay’s Turtle Point on Sunday, September 5, 2010, at 9:30 a.m.

Sandra Lynne Brown graced this world with her invisible angel wings on August 11, 1963, born to Jimmy Hal and Bobbye Darlene (Harden) Brown in Clovis, NM.

She left her home on earth on August 20, 2010 after a short illness.

“Sandie” went to Onate Elementary School (Albuquerque, NM), Jackson Middle School (Albuquerque, NM), Cherry Creek Middle School (Denver, CO), and Columbine High School (Littleton, CO). She attended college at Western State University (Gunnison, CO).

Sandie’s career history is impressive and showed consistent professionalism and mastery of communication and customer service skills.

Beginning with her most recent employment she worked for: Caneel Bay, St. John, USVI; Little Dix Bay, Virgin Gorda, BVI ; Konocti Harbor Resort, Clear Lake, CA; Arapahoe Basin, Keystone, CO; Chequit Inn, Shelter Island, NY; The Doral, NYC; JY Ranch, Jackson Hole, WY; The Boulders, Phoenix, AZ; Grand Teton Lodge Company, Moran, WY; The Country Dinner Theater; Fashion Conspiracy, Denver, CO; and McDonalds, Littleton CO.

Sandie has been described as the heart and soul of Caneel Bay, where she always treated her own team, colleagues, and guests with integrity and respect.  Even when Sandie worked abroad, she always returned to her cherished home, St John.

She will be remembered by those who knew and loved her as a compassionate, generous, thoughtful, fun, intelligent, talented and loving woman who had a firm and steady zest for life; whoever she was with felt like they were the most important person in the universe.

Mark Campion and Sandie met nearly 20 years ago at Arapahoe Basin in Colorado. They became the best of friends and were married on October 17, 2004 on St. John. Being around Sandie and Mark was like the best comedy show you’d ever seen. They always knew what the other was thinking and considered themselves as true companions and soul mates.

Sandie was preceded in death by both of her grandmothers, Lorene Harden and Maxine Brown, her maternal grandfather, T.A. Harden, and her very best dawgie, Pali.

She is survived by Jimmy and Bobbye (Harden) Brown of Angel Fire, NM, sister, Jamie Brown and nephew Weston Brown of Angel Fire, NM, sister, Christie (Brown), and brother-in-law Barry O’Hanlon and their children Meaghan, Sarah, Tyler John, and Katie of Montrose, CO, and her paternal grandfather, Hoyet Brown also of Montrose, CO, in-laws, John and Susan Campion of San Diego, CA, brother-in laws, Patrick, of Basalt, CO and Mike of San Diego, CA and sister-in-law, Stacy and niece, Katie Michelle Campion of San Diego.

Additionally, she is survived by her aunt and uncle, Tom and Charlotte Harden of Clovis, NM and their 3 children: Tyler (Emily), Tiffany (Brian) and J (Kathy). Special friends include Dorie Cox, Jan (Dan) Wyckoff, Paula (Steve) Tilas and countless others that crossed Sandie’s journey through life.

Sandie would want each of us to live the rest of our lives with integrity, honesty, thoughtfulness, kindness, and with generosity of time and love.

A Celebration of Sandie’s Life is scheduled at Caneel Bay’s Turtle Point on Sunday, September 5, 2010, at 9:30 a.m. Sandie’s husband Mark and her immediate family will join her many friends, colleagues and former colleagues at Turtle Point to remember Sandie, to celebrate her life and to mourn her passing.

A second memorial service will be held in Angel Fire, NM on Saturday, September 18th at Jim and Bobbye Brown’s house beginning at 2 p.m., at 141 Via Del Rey, Angel Fire, NM 87710. Mailing address is P.O. Box 1158, Angel Fire, NM 87710

– Christie O’Hanlon

Sandie had a great love of music and was particularly interested in the growth of her nephew Weston’s musical talent. In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial gift to Moreno High School Music Program. P.O. Box 1037, Angel Fire, NM 87710. Please note your name and that the gift is in honor of Sandie Brown.