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In Memory of

Sandra Jean Nugent

July 18, 1956 - November 27, 2016

Obituary


Sandra Jean (Floyd) Nugent died unexpectedly late Sunday evening due to complications from surgery. She was born in San Angelo, Texas on July 18, 1956 to Travis Carl and Norma Jean Floyd. She and her parents welcomed two more children to the family, Rodney and Robert, and the family of five was complete. The Floyds moved to Big Spring, Texas where Sandra attended high school, and where, most importantly, she met the love of her life, Wayne. Sandra is preceded in death by her parents, Travis Carl and Norma Jean Floyd, by aunts and uncles...

Sandra Jean (Floyd) Nugent died unexpectedly late Sunday evening due to complications from surgery. She was born in San Angelo, Texas on July 18, 1956 to Travis Carl and Norma Jean Floyd. She and her parents welcomed two more children to the family, Rodney and Robert, and the family of five was complete. The Floyds moved to Big Spring, Texas where Sandra attended high school, and where, most importantly, she met the love of her life, Wayne. Sandra is preceded in death by her parents, Travis Carl and Norma Jean Floyd, by aunts and uncles whom she loved and remembered dearly, and recently by her two grand-dogs, Radar and Jake, whose photos she proudly showed to anyone who would see them. She is survived by her devoted husband of 42 years, Wayne Eugene Nugent, her two daughters and their husbands, Barbara and Jeff Surles and Kelly and Kendall Hong, her brothers and their wives, Rodney and Shawn Floyd and Robert and Kim Floyd, mother-in-law Barbara Louise Nugent, and brother-in-law and his wife Bill and Ruth Nugent, as well as several nieces and nephews and their spouses (and even one new, tiny grand-niece). Sandra's life, while cut short, was full of love and adventure. She was known for her generosity and her courage. She regularly became the protector of any stray or injured animals (backyard lizards and house spiders included) until they found homes or health again. She did the same for people, too, without hesitation, though people were most often allowed on the couch. Some might not know that she spent time as a Rosenberg volunteer firefighter and EMT in the late 80s (the first female ever in the department), mixing adventure and generosity in the best of ways, all while working a fulltime job and keeping her two girls in line. Above all else, Sandra loved. Whether or not we always liked it, she loved. She loved tv shows about kittens and home makeovers. She loved carnations and sea-toned colors. She loved dancing in her pjs, and she loved the smell of diesel fuel. She loved sunshine, and she loved gray, stormy weather. (She did not love Houston's humidity.) She loved road trips with Wayne (not flying), and she loved to text memes and emojis to her girls. She loved her friends like each one was the only one, and she made new ones every time she left the house. Thank you to those who befriended her and who loved her right back. A memorial service is scheduled to celebrate Sandra's beautiful life, and all who loved her are welcome to attend this Saturday, December 3rd at 2pm, at The Settegast-Kopf Co. at Sugar Creek. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Sandra's name to The National Stroke Association or to the National Fibromyalgia Research Association. Keep Sandy in your hearts by loving others. She did her best (and her best was hard to beat) to open her soul to everyone, and she did it with that smile - those who know her know that smile - closed eyes, crinkled nose, and a sparkly-toothed grin with arms stretched out wide. One friend called it the "twinkle".twinkle on, friends.