July 9, 1943 - December 16, 2021
Sandra was born on July 9, 1943, in Turlock, CA. She went home to be with the Lord on December 16, 2021, in Turlock, CA, at the age of 78. Raised in Turlock, Sandra grew up riding horses and was part of the Cavalier Colts horseman team as a young girl. She went to Turlock High School where she met and fell in love with her high school sweetheart, Steve Vieira. Sandra married Steve on June 23, 1963, in Turlock, and moved to Denair shortly after. Sandra and Steve lived in Denair their entire marriage of 58 years. Sandra worked at their business, Nick’s Auto Electric, as their bookkeeper for many years. Her greatest accomplishment was being a wife and mother of two and raising her family. Her earlier hobbies were knitting and sewing. She made several of her kids clothing pieces. In her recent years, Sandra has enjoyed old cars and participating in car clubs. Sandra and Steve are part of the Calvary Chapel in Turlock. They also are part of the Horseless Carriage Club and the Corvette Club. Sandra was preceded in death by her parents, James and Barbara Jean Mello. Sandra is survived by her husband, Steve Vieira, and her two children, James (Julie) Vieira and Koni Vieira. Sandra has six grandchildren: Kylie (Phil) Martinez, Dylan Souza, Dalton Linn, Victoria Vieira, Paige Vieira and Brock Vieira; and two great-grandchildren: Jameson and Sophia Martinez. Sandra is also survived by her sister, Janice Borba, and Steve’s seven brothers and sisters. Sandra’s Celebration of Life will be held at 10:00 a.m. on January 10, 2022, at Turlock Funeral Home, 425 N. Soderquist Rd., Turlock. Donations in Sandra’s honor are asked to be made to Jessica’s House in Turlock.
Sandra was born on July 9, 1943, in Turlock, CA. She went home to be with the Lord on December 16, 2021, in Turlock, CA, at the age of 78. Raised in Turlock, Sandra grew up riding horses and was part of the Cavalier Colts horseman team as... View Obituary & Service Information
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