Sandra Hugus, 72, died Wednesday, April 18th at Osage Rehabilitation and Health Care Center in Osage, IA from complications of a ruptured bowel in April 2017.
Sandy, of Promise City, Iowa was born in Biloxi, Mississippi on October 9, 1945 to Dale Hugus and Emily Snyder Hugus Reed. Sandy graduated from John Marshall High School in Rochester, Minnesota in 1963. Sandy then attended Rochester Jr. College before graduating from Westmar College in Lemars, Iowa, in 1967 with a bachelor's degree in English and a minor in Spanish.
Her first nine years of teaching she worked with troubled youth at the State Juvenile Home in Toledo, Iowa. After starting a foundation horse breeding program that she called Pandemonium Pintos, Sandy began teaching in Seymour, Iowa in 1976. During her lifetime, According to the Arabian Horse Association, she bred 141 Half-Arabians and 26 purebred Arabian horses. She also bred a dozen horses registered only with the Pinto Horse Association.
After retiring from Seymour Public Schools in 2011, Sandy participated in many online writing clubs, including the National Novel Writing Month, where one is expected to write an entire novel in one month. To see her lifetimes work with horse breeding and to read her poetry and other works, please visit this URL: http://www.grm.net/~pandemo/
In 1975 Sandy was preceeded by her Father, Dale O. Hugus. Sandy is survived by her mother, Emily Snyder Hugus Reed of Rochester, Minnesota; two sisters Bonnie Wood (Charles) of Raleigh, North Carolina; Louise Heim (Randall) of Rochester, Minnesota; and a brother James Ray Hugus of Laurinburg, North Carolina.
A Celebration of Life will be at two o'clock pm on Saturday, May 12, 2018 at Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Home, followed by burial at Riverside Cemetery in Salem Corners, MN.
In Liu of flowers, submit donation to one of these literacy programs: Literacy Funders Network, which can be found at www.literacyfundersnetwork.weebly.com, or The Reading Center/Dyslexia Institute of Minnesota at www.thereadingcenter.org.
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