SANDRA JEAN KELLER, born in San Diego CA , a resident of Hermosa Beach, Ca. Passed away 7 April , 2009 at the age of 67. She worked 13 years as a flight attendant for American Airlines and was an active member of the Kiwis, a service group of former flight attendants. Sandy was a co-founder of the local chapter of the Compassionate Friends where she helped parents who have lost children. She also was involved with Las Candlistas and had served as president doing great charity work for the local area. Additionally, Sandy was very active in her local church, Journey of Faith, where she helped with charity work and study groups. In passing, Sandy had a strong desire to still serve being an organ donor. Two recipients have been found to receive kidney and liver donations. Even in death Sandy lovingly gave life to others. She is preceded in death by her son Christopher who passed in 1991 at age 15, her father Cliff Sinyard in 1992 at 87, and her mother Dorothy Sinyard in 2008 at 97. Sandy is survived by her loving husband Jim Keller, her daughter Kara Lyn Keller, and her brother Mike Sinyard. Viewing will be Wednesday 15 April 2009 from 4-8pm at Rice Mortuary Chapel, 5310 Torrance Blvd., Torrance, Ca. The funeral service will be held Thursday 16 April 2009 10am at Journey of Faith, 1243 Artesia Blvd, Manhattan Beach, Ca followed by grave side services at Green Hills Memorial Park, 27501 S. Western Ave. Rancho Palos Verdes, Ca.

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  1. Dear Sandy, The Kiwis and Las Candalistas all love you and miss you already. You and I shared that painful bond of losing our sons, both named Christopher. You were a wonderful person, sweet and giving and I will miss you terribly and never forget your beautiful face and loving manner. I know you and Christopher are having a wonderful reunion even though Jim and Kara are grieving that you both had to leave them much too soon. Love, Pilar

  2. Mom and Dad and Kristin and I send our love and thoughts and prayers to you right now, in memory of an incredible woman of great strength and courage. We hold so many wonderful memories of growing up with you as part of our family, and will miss Sandy greatly. It will be hard to fill that missing piece. with much love, the Larsons and Maloneys

  3. Dear Jim, I am saddened to hear of your loss. Sandy was always so nice to Steve and myself, always with that wonderful smile I will never forget even in the bad times in 1991. I will call Steve tonight as always, our Sunday tradition, and let him know about this loss of someone very special. I’m sorry for not being the neighbor and friend after the motorcycle days that we both had. It would seem we both suffered some loss in our own personal close relations. God bless you and I will always remember Chris and Sandy. Jim and Steve Calhoun.

  4. Dear Jim & Kara, It was with great sadness that we learned of Sandy’s passing. She was a dear, sweet gal and fun to be around. We first met when Kara and Mike were in kindergarten at Hermosa View School. We were involved in an art program and had many a good laugh and a giggle at our attempts to be “creative”. In later years we worked at Bob’s Flwrs. in Man.Bch. Sandy was a joy to work with and it is a privilege to have known her.Our hearts go out to you both at this sad time,but take comfort in knowing that Sandy is now reunited with Chris. With deepest sympathy, The Nilsen Family, Kathy,Irv,Mark & Mike

  5. Jim & Kara Please know that she is once again with Chris and he will take good care of her. He is watching over her now and will guide her on to their next adventure. She now has fulfilled her dream of seeing him again and I know she will tell him how much we all miss him. You both are being watched over by both of them and I love you all. Chris is with her she is not alone.

  6. Jim and Kara, Our prayers are with you. All of us who knew and loved Sandy share in your loss. Sincerely – Pat James & Dean Smith

  7. Jim & Kara, our thoughts, prayers, and hearts go out to you during this time. We loved Mrs. Sandy & will miss her so much. We love you.

  8. I am so distraught over the loss of Sandy. She first greeted us at compassionate friends and her warmth and smile was so welcoming and heartfelt. She had a special gift and I know so many people will miss her. Much love and support to her family. Love, RoseMary Mosher

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