July 6th, 1950 - August 6th, 2019
Craig Victor Sands, born July 6th, 1950 in Yreka, CA to Victor and Patricia Sands. He grew up in Westwood, CA, where he helped his family build their family home. He was a Boy Scout and real-life cowboy, breaking and training his own horses. Craig attended Westwood High School and graduated in 1968 with a Football scholarship to University of Pacific. He graduated with Bachelor’s degrees in both Business and Philosophy. Craig was a Certified Public Accountant for 40+ years in Stockton, and was well known for his integrity and also for his kindness. He was an active member, and Past President, of the Northern Stockton Rotary Club. He spent over 20 years as a member and President of the American Heart Association. He was a Coach for his son’s soccer teams and active with the Quail Lakes Swim Team. Craig is survived by his wife, Linda Sands and ex-wife, Norah Bennington, his children; Scott Sands, Nathan Sands, David Sands, Melissa Cordova, Warren Miller, David Miller, Sister Francine Lane, Brother Timothy Sands, and his extended family including 11 grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and in-laws, as well as many friends and business associates. Craig was surrounded by many loving people in his life and will be missed. He passed peacefully in his home in Stockton, CA, surrounded by his family, on August 6th, 2019. A celebration of life will be held at the Quail Lakes Clubhouse (3808 Quail Lakes Dr., Stockton, California 95207) on Sunday, September 1st from 1 pm to 4 pm.
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