A happy celebration of her life – she had a unique sense of humor.
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Sandra Kay Brophy passed away on Sunday February 3rd. Born April 27, 1962 at Rapid City South Dakota. In 1973 she moved with her family from Hermosa SD to Southern Iowa. In 1978 Sandy moved with her family to Laurel MT . She graduated high school at Laurel MT. Sandy was a talented seamstress, made most of her clothing thru high school.
Sandy loved her art work, enjoyed making jewelry and sewing for her boys. She worked hard at JC Penny store, Montgomery Wards, the Oak Tree and then worked 17 years as manager of the casting room at Shirley’s Ceramics in Billings. Her last five years of work was at Reese and Rays IGA in Laurel. She worked as checker and part time bookkeeper.
Sandy was married to Steve Leichner from 1988 until 2006. Together they had two sons, Kyle and Nickolas. One memory that stands out that demonstrated Sandy’s seamstress abilities and her love for her boys centers on the Crocodile Dundee show that came out when Kyle was about 4 years old. She constructed a toy crocodile that was larger than Kyle. He would spend hours wrestling with the crocodile. This was just many of the fun and creative things that Sandy would do for her boys and others.
Sandy is survived by her sons, Kyle and Nicholas; her mother Shirley Brophy; 3 Brothers Cliff, Kenny (Mary) and Steve (Kim); numerous cousins; many nieces and one nephew. Sandy was preceded in death by her father, Terril Brophy.
Services will be held at Smith’s Funeral Chapel in Laurel MT on Monday February 11th at 11:00 AM. Interment will take place following the service at the Laurel cemetery.