Sandra "Lorrie" Lorriane Sedillos

1955 - 2015

"Hallelujah I'm a Fish!"
  • 59 years old
  • Date of birth:  August 1955
  • Place of birth:  Denver, Colorado, United States
  • Date of passing:  May 2015
  • Place of passing:  Monterey County, California, United States

This website was created in the memory of our beloved Sammie Sue/"Sam." Our memories of Sam/Sandy/Lorrie can only be their fullest and best if you participate with your pictures, stories, and sentiments. Check back in to see what others have added. If you think of a story let it lead you here to jot it down

We are continually adding family and adult life photos. Do be sure to come back on occasion to see. Also, I want to draw your attention to the tabs above which will take you to her life story and photo gallery. Thanks for honoring this beautiful creative soul.


Sandra's memorial was held on  July 11, 2015 @ 1PM - 1195 Clark St., San jose, CA 95125Thank you to those who gave of their hearts and memories to make the time together more meaningful. We love you Sam, we will not forget the love and kindness you brought with you to this earth and graciously gave away to the fullest!

Please continue to the life story tab above. If you have questions please write to or call 408-691-4192.

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Candle lit  by Carie Broecker on June 30th, 2015

Thank you Meghan for contacting us about Sandy's passing. We are so grateful for her support of Peace of Mind Dog Rescue. She had been a donor for the last five years. I wish I had known her better. She sounds like a beautiful, compassionate person. We are so sorry for your loss and for the loss of this beautiful being on the planet, but we are thankful that she is not suffering any more.

Candle lit  by Doris Hoffman on July 1st, 2015

Oh, Sam, I miss you so much! I miss our coffee after I walk MacKenzie;
I miss our intense conversations about the ridiculous, the serious, the weighty and the personal; I miss sharing about the falcons; I miss those little daily rituals. My dear, dear friend, you were, and are, a big, beautiful energy.

Candle lit  by Meghan Dake-Morrell on July 1st, 2015

WAITING": I'm still waiting for your blue car to show up in front of the kitchen window. It's so incongruous, the fabric of this physical plane without your thread running through it. I know you are free,yet I'm still waiting for the bells on the front door to ring from your entry. Mostly I'm waiting for my cells to "get" that you've become your expanded self and are now "everywhere."

Candle lit  by Lynn Murry on July 3rd, 2015

You will be missed, my quiet friend.  The goals we shared in life and in science will have to be carried on by others.  I wish your friends and family peace in knowing that you are free to float about with the doves.

Candle lit  by You are Loved on July 3rd, 2015

Hi Sam-I-Am although we had some distance between us I still miss knowing you are here.  I think of the fun times we had, especially when you flew with Meghan to Ohidaho.  Remember when the futon closed with me on it.  That was one big laugh for all.  I know you can read this and hear my prayers,  I also know you are in a super great place now and your pain is gone.  I cherish you.

Candle lit  by Paula Westdahl on July 6th, 2015

Dear Spirit of Sandy, I remember how kind and generous you were. How gentle. How intuitive, sensitive and supportive. How we had such great conversations, in depths that gave me new understanding, in light of your compassion. How much we laughed together. How you brought such joy to the workdays we shared. Thank you. May you receive the Love that Is Always, to embrace and guide you.

Candle lit  by Meghan Dake-Morrell on July 16th, 2015

A lovely memorial, there were people there who were only meeting Sam for the first time through the sharing and stories - and they appreciated her life all the same.  I know Sam experienced the flood of love from Saturday. Thanks to all who gave of their time and presence to be there. ~ M

Candle lit  by Meghan Dake-Morrell on August 13th, 2015

Happy Birthday, Sammie Sue, I miss you everyday. I miss your yes to the question of coffee and your winkle nosed "no" to anything unkind or confusing. Be free and guide others to the Peace that was so elusive to you in this life. Sandra you are so very loved. Everyday I still think you're commin' home. Thank you for 31years.

Candle lit  by Meghan Dake-Morrell on October 8th, 2015

Hey there, Sam,
I'm still holding the high watch for you. We talk about you everyday. The Survivors of Suicide group is helpful. I realize that I would only want you to come home if you could be as free and happy and aware of life's purpose as you surely must be now.Thank you for being with us from the other side.We love you.

Candle lit  by Meghan Dake-Morrell on December 21st, 2015

The holidays are here. You are near in our hearts and our thoughts. We found a Giants ornament that Deb was holding for you from way back before you left your body. Merry Christmas Sam. We, all of us, Miss you.

Candle lit  by Meghan Dake-Morrell on May 17th, 2016

A year today.  Still I cannot believe this has come to pass.  Sandra,  you are all light and completely whole,  absolutely free.  I am trying not to be so sad when you are now so free from pain,  and  yet the sadness persists.  I love you.  Thank you for the amazing Grace you brought with you and left inside my heart.  Stay free.  Watch over all of us.

Candle lit  by Carol Ames on May 17th, 2016

Dear Sandy and Jacque,
You are missed here on this plane, this realm, this planet, this day.
I think of you in the hot tub, Jacque next to you on the deck, at Y-Knot Ranch, morning coffee and chats, your kind and gentle spirit. I envision you in the safe, loving, beautiful place you were meant to be in.

Candle lit  by Doris Hoffman on May 17th, 2016

Sam ... I could be formal and say "Sandra" but I still remember the day I asked you if I, too, could call you Sam. You took my question seriously, thought for a moment and then said, "I would like that." Now, that was a precious moment!!  .... Sam, I am wearing your teal hummingbird shirt today to honor your time of 'being mortal'. big love

Candle lit  by Deb Dake-Morrell on May 17th, 2016

Hey, Sam - Miss you...even though I know that you never really left.  I know you LOVE my orange electric car and hate the mess that the new  air conditioning fiasco left on the ceiling ... and the fact that I still do laundry after 10pm on occasion!  Think of you when I see a hawk playing on the wind and figure that is where you are doing your current expression!  Love to you!  Debster

Candle lit  by Barbara Morton on May 17th, 2016

Sam, still missing you, your wit and humor, your pretty face and gentleness.  Hope you have found the peace you so rightly deserve.

Love you Sam-I-Am!!!

Candle lit  by Doris Hoffman on August 13th, 2016

Sigh ... Big Sigh ... Still miss our morning coffees ... Thanks though for sending the community of hummingbirds my way! ... Oh, thanks for keeping the high watch over all of us ... Love to you, Sam

Candle lit  by Barbara Morton on August 13th, 2016

Happy Birthday Sam-I-Am...............Love you.  Miss you.  I know you are having a wonderful life there in heaven.  We will meet again.

Mom (Barbara)

Candle lit  by Carol Ames on August 13th, 2016

Happy Birthday! Just wish you, Jacque, Ruby and I could celebrate it together. Well, maybe we can! Lighting a birthday candle for you and sending you warm and loving birthday wishes. Love to you.

Candle lit  by Meghan Dake-Morrell on August 13th, 2016

Thank you Sammie Sue for sending us so many winks and nods that you are close. On your birthday my heart aches just a tad bit more than every other day on the planet since you "left." You continue in our hearts and your good is still changing things through our memories of you. I love you. Happy Birthday - send a hello sign?

Candle lit  by Deb Dake-Morrell on August 16th, 2016

Hey, Sam - Happy Belated!!  Love that you're still around but could you return the missing knives?

Miss you, Pal.  Paying special attention to the breathtaking wonder of nature for you ...

Thanks for bringing all that missing stuff back ;-)
Much love!!

Candle lit  by Deb Dake-Morrell on August 16th, 2016

PS - Don't look ...I hear the Giants are struggling this year

Candle lit  by Barbara Morton on May 17th, 2017

Love you still and always.  You were a bright and caring mind and soul.  Miss you.  "Mom"  

Candle lit  by Meghan Dake-Morrell on May 26th, 2017

Like every other day, I thought of you on the 17th of May. I wanted to come here and pay tribute but the internet wouldn't work in my favor that day. May 17 will never be a day that works in my favor. Sending Love, always, every day.

Candle lit  by Meghan Dake-Morrell on August 14th, 2017

62 years old, Sam, somewhere, but not here. Still miss you. Still can't believe you left. Your own mind took you out, and why not? Learning about the details of your early life (post humously) only widens my compassion for your struggle. You fought a good fight, I saw it. It mattered. Stay free! Stay free. Happy birthday anniversary.

Candle lit  by Meghan Dake-Morrell on August 14th, 2017

Well it says the 14th but in California is still the 13th !

Candle lit  by Meghan Dake-Morrell on May 17th, 2018

Hi Sam,
Trying to remember this as a day that you set yourself free...I'm not there yet.
Sending love and knowing that you are not only free, but whole, perfect and complete.
Thank you for watching over my sermons/writing as Susanne Giesemann said u would. We love you.

Candle lit  by Meghan Dake-Morrell on August 13th, 2018

Happy Birthday Anniversary!
Thank you for telling me about Robins before they appeared in Mac's water bowl. Thank you for all the signs that you are here in spirit. I still have this shred of hope that somehow you're gonna show up. The denial is so darn persistent. I know you are in a better place. Someday I will celebrate that!

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