Sandra L. Graham Age 61 Of El Dorado.


Sandra’s life began on May 13, 1959 in Liberal, KS; the daughter of Harold and Elsie (Nicholson) Ahlstedt. She was united in marriage to Johnnie Graham on September 20, 1977 in Oceanside, California.


Sandra kept her home and enjoyed gardening, crafting and puzzles. She especially enjoyed her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Sandra loved animals and was a people person. She was the “Mom of the Neighborhood”. When she worked at Wal-Mart, she was known as the “Hugging Lady”. She believed that hugging was better than shaking hands. Her greatest joy was her family which includes her husband, Johnnie of El Dorado; children Elizabeth (James) Young of Leon, John (Abbey) Graham of El Dorado, Mark Graham of El Dorado; grandchildren BoDean Graham, Brooklyn Young, Braeden Graham, Chelsey Young, Gavyn Graham, Kylie Graham, Kody Graham; great-grandchildren Jonnie Pearl Graham and Vyolette Estelle Graham; parents Harold and Elsie Ahlstedt and siblings, Edward Ahlstedt and Dorothy Cox. Sandra passed away on June 10, 2020 in El Dorado.


She is preceded in death by her granddaughter Brittany Graham.


Friends may gather with the family from 5-7pm on Tuesday, June 16 at Carlson Colonial Funeral Home, where her funeral service will also be held at 7pm. Memorial contributions in her name may be directed to Carlson Colonial Funeral Home. Please sign her online guestbook and leave a memory of Sandra at www.carlsoncolonial.com