Sandra R. Nye, 64, of Mountain Home, passed away on Thursday, July 28, 2011, at a Boise hospital.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., on Wednesday, Aug. 3, at Rost Funeral Home, McMurtrey Chapel. Inurnment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery.
Sandra was born on Dec. 4, 1946, in Shelley, Idaho, the daughter of Heber and Ina Kelly. She graduated from Shelley High School and went on to receive her bachelor's degree in education from the University of Idaho.
She taught in Mountain Home for 27 years before retiring in 2008.
She married Edward Markham. They later divorced.
Sandra married Barry Nye on Dec. 19, 1998.
She enjoyed quilting, water color painting, reading, pottery, being in the garden with her roses and her toy poodle, "Sadie."
Sandra also enjoyed teaching art to children, trips to the coast, camping, car shows and events with the PT Cruiser Club.
Sandra cherished her children and her grandchildren.
Sandra is survived by her husband, Barry, of Mountain Home, her sons, Ryan Markham and his wife, Carrie, of Bruneau, Reed Markham of Bruneau, her daughter, Amy Davison, of Mountain Home, four grandchildren, Hannah, Colton, Cody and Zane, her sisters, Nancy Howell of Fruitland, Kathy Kelly of Fruitland and Susan Egner of Republic, Wash., her brother, Kevin Kelly, of Spokane, Wash., and many well-loved nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents.