I have just received an email from Saundra Barragan's daughter:
"I am sorry I don't know how to work this site, and I guessed at my mom's password. I am hoping this is the Manny she always talks to. Well I have bad news, my mom Sandy Barragan passed away tonight. Sunday about 5 pm March 1. She wanted me to make sure that all her friends were informed. She loved all of you very much and talked about everyone all the time. When she was feeling bad or sick or just unhappy everyone on here made her feel better and I thank you for it. She often told me a little about all of you and how much you all helped her through. Just keep her in your prayers."

I am speechless and so very sad with this news. After an episode back in December, during which she ended in the hospital, she came back full of energy and back to her own self: you can see on her profile page she was active as of yesterday helping everyone out.

We learned to love you, Saundra! You will always live in our hearts. Please pray for us from wherever you are now.

(Saundra is shown on this photo next to her mom)

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oh, no!!! this really saddens me. i will keep her family in my prayers.
Saundra was a very special lady. She sent me very thoughtful messages. I will miss her!!!
oh thats very sad ;(. she will be in my prayers
The community has suffered a great loss. Sympathies to her family.
My deepest sympathies to the family.
You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Our phyisical body leaves us. But what they leave behind, is more the memories, more then love, more then good wishes.They leave a part of them, that never leaves, it is the sent of the wind, the change of a season, the smell of a meal only mom made. It is in the smile of a total stranger, who shares some familarity. They are here in as qiuck as a thought, and that though brings comfort for years to come. Then when we are called to sit on the lap of our lord, they walk us to his seat and we are home again. It is the gift of life they gave us that we move forward to that someday.
I, like a few others had yet to meet you, but I am still saddened by the news of your loss...Prayers to you and yours.
She considered us all beloved members of a very special family - and conveyed as much in every post. We say farewell to a friend, a cheerleader, a sweet and caring heart, and a strong example of a positive attitude in the toughest of times. We'll miss your presence here so much, Sandy! You've touched so many of us and your legacy will continue in all that we do in this community.

How we will miss you. Your light shone brightly on everyone who had the honor of knowing you. Your humor, your gentleness, your wise words will live on. Mostly, I think of your generous heart & beautiful spirit that had room for us all.

With gratitude for having known you & deep sadness.
I received the message of your loss, in an email. I never knew Saundra. But as I read the responses. I can tell she was a well loved and needed person. I pray for you and your family. With all the love and support that has been sent through the responses. Trust that Saundra is in a much better place. God bless Saundra all her family nd friends
bye Sandy I will miss you...
Good bye to a special lady. Condolences to her family and I will keep you in my prayers.




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