Alexandra “Sandy” Lauritsen

Alexandra “Sandy” Lauritsen

July 24, 1951 – Jan. 12, 2020

Long time Anchor Point resident Alexandra “Sandy” Lauritsen, 68, passed away at her home on Jan. 12.

Sandy was born July 24, 1951 to Arthur and Donna Shockley. As a child she excelled in school and was a lifelong animal enthusiast with a passion for Siberian huskies.

She was preceded in death by the love of her life, Terry Lauritsen. Not long after she lost her husband, she decided to move north to Alaska and get a new start with her three small children. After living in Anchorage for a short time she took a drive down the Kenai Peninsula and was captivated by the beauty of Homer. She ended up buying a piece of property in Anchor Point and built a home where she raised her children. With a lot of hard work and perseverance she turned a gravel pit into a beautiful homestead.

Sandy was well known for her love of huskies and even had a few of her dogs move to Hollywood and become stars in the films “Snow Dogs” and “Eight Below.” Sandy was strong willed, tenacious and had a fighting spirit. She was a mother, grandmother, sister and friend to many. If you ever met “Cowboy Sandy,” you never forgot her.

She is survived by her daughter, Jill Tillion; her grandsons Krystopher and Alexander; great-granddaughter Kynlee; her son, Guy Lauritsen, his wife Hollie and their daughter Kaylee; her daughter, Wendy Jones and husband Buck and her grandsons Terry and Daniel.

In lieu of flowers the family asks that friends and family make donations to Homer Animal Friends. A celebration of life is planned at her house on March 21, 2020.

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