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Saturday, April 22, 2023
12:00 - 2:00pm (Eastern time)
Sandra (Sandy) Kay McMahon, of Los Angeles, passed away on February 25, 2023, her Daddy’s birthdate. Sandy was born in Indianapolis on June 16, 1942, to Bud and Jeanne McMahon of Noblesville, who preceded her in death.
While her Dad was stationed in San Francisco, Sandy and her Mom traveled by train to live there for a short time. After that, she lived in Noblesville and attended Noblesville schools throughout, graduating in 1960. Sandy earned her teaching degree from Ball State Teachers College in 1963, teaching in Tipton, IN for a couple years, then Warren Central High School for five years, while earning her master’s in teaching at Indiana University in 1967. Between degrees, Sandy married Tom Johnson in 1964 and they would eventually move to Los Angeles in 1969. She then taught in the Los Angeles County Community High School, teaching teens in the court system, as well as at a preschool.
Later in life, Sandy was a strong advocate for animals and was always a loyal and kind friend and neighbor. Her many long-time neighbors threw a touching memorial in the neighborhood in March. She and 30 year companion, Malcolm, attended many art and jewelry fairs.
Sandy is survived by a sister, Becky (Tony) Fisher, a brother Bruce (Sharon) McMahon, both of Noblesville, life partner Malcolm Lansky of Los Angeles, and several nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews who will all miss her dearly. Also surviving are her two dogs, Teddy and Sunshine, who are now residents of Noblesville, living with family.
A celebration of Sandy’s life to chat, look at pictures, and share memories will be held open-house style on Saturday, April 22, 2023 from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. at Randall & Roberts Funeral Home, 1150 Logan Street in Noblesville.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Humane Society for Hamilton County, 10501 Hague Road, Fishers, IN 46038, www.hamiltonhumane.com