Obituary: Elsie Hickman Sandler
Originally Published: June 18, 2012 8:51 p.m.
Elsie Hickman Sandler, 89, passed into heaven June 1, 2012, in Portland, Ore. She was born Sept. 10, 1922, to Enoch and Lora Deaton in Hobart, Okla. She is survived by her children, Larry Sisk of Indiana, Ken Hickman and Karen Brasel of Portland, Ore.; brother Carl Deaton of New Mexico; and sister Betty Johnson of Florida.Elsie and Kelton Hickman retired to Prescott in 1978, from Canoga Park, Calif. They resided on Ridge Road and were active at Prescott Heights Baptist Church. Elsie worked at Yavapai Community College and became active at First Baptist Church. She thrived on fellowship with her church family and friends.While married to Robert VanZee (1993-2001), Elsie survived bladder cancer (1999) and lived in Redmond, Ore., Pella, Iowa and Tulsa, Okla. After their divorce, Elsie returned to her beloved Prescott, lived at The Peridot and married Gilbert W. Sandler. Since his death in 2010, Elsie lived near family in Portland, Ore.Please share our memorial and guest book at www.VirtualMemorials.com. Remembrances to the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association appreciated.Information provided by survivors.