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Sandi Perkey

May 11, 1941 to August 12, 2013 -


by: SUBMITTED - Sandi PerkeySandi Perkey, a resident of El Segundo from 1995 to 2007, unexpectedly passed away in her sleep on August 12, 2013.

Sandi Perkey was a positive energy, glass half full, always fun mom, mother- in-law and grandmother. Sandi loved and enjoyed taking care of animals, loved going to the movies and had fun reading her gossip magazines and discussing celebrities. She filled her bookshelves with autobiographies that she had read and proudly discussed the rock music that she enjoyed listening to into her 70’s.

Most of all, she adored her grandchildren Eric Perkey and Scott Perkey. She was always around to help her son Neal Perkey and her daughter-in-law Laurel Perkey. She helped cook and clean for Neal and Laurel and allowed them the pleasure of being able to enjoy a Saturday date night every now and again by being the family babysitter for over twelve years. Her grandchildren will miss her dearly and her son Neal cannot express his grief.

Sandi went on to live in Palm Springs briefly and volunteered to work at the Palm Springs Film Festival where she actually got to meet Colin Firth before he won his Oscar which was an incredible thrill for her. Sandi was also a docent at the Palm Springs Art Museum.

Sandi retired to Sherwood, Oregon to be near her daughter Jennifer Perkey where they enjoyed each other’s company tremendously for the three years that Sandi lived there. Sandi volunteered at the Tualatin, OR library as well as the Cat Adoption Shelter in Sherwood, OR. Sandi was instrumental in helping the operations of the shelter for homeless cats that are in need of a home, medications and rehabilitations with an outreach program to get cats adopted to loving homes.

A memorial service will be held in Sherwood, Oregon at Attrell’s Funeral Home on September 1 at 1:00pm.