Sandra L. ‘Sandy’ Rivers Obituary

Sandra 'Sandy' Rivers

Sandra Lynn “Sandy” Rivers, 51, of Walden, Vt., passed away in the comfort of her home with family at her side.

She was born Feb. 17, 1970 in Berlin; the eldest of three daughters born to Richard A. and Elizabeth C. (Rowell) Paton. She attended Woodbury public schools and graduated from Hazen Union School in the class of 1988. Sandy continued her education at Lyndon State College in Lyndonville.

In 1995, Sandy married Douglas Roy Rivers at the United Church of Hardwick.

She was first employed at Tap & Die in Lyndonville. Later, she worked as a Para educator, at both Twinfield Union School in Plainfield and Walden Elementary School.

She was a member of the Family Readiness Program for the Vermont Army National Guards in Lyndonville. Sandy enjoyed, baking, crafts, dancing, vacations, concerts, but most of all, she enjoyed time with her family. She will be remembered by all who knew her as a very kind, loving lady who dedicated her life to caring for her family, children, and foster children.

Survivors include: her father, Richard Paton of Woodbury, her husband, Douglas Rivers of Walden; two children: Kevin Rivers, Kayla Rivers and granddaughter, Aaliyah Rivers, all of Walden; two sisters and their spouses, Gloria & Shawn Mercier and their three children of Greensboro and Pam & Greg Allen and their two children of Hardwick; many more aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Sandy was predeceased by her mother, Elizabeth Paton.

Visiting hours will be held 3-7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 10, 2021 at Northern Vermont Funeral Home, 60 Elm St., Hardwick. Masks will be required indoors.

A Celebration to Honor Sandra’s Life will be held at 1 p.m., on Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021 at the Walden Recreation Field, on Noyestar Road in Walden.

Dian R. Holcomb of Northern Vermont Funeral Service, 60 Elm St., Hardwick, is assisting family with arrangements. Online condolences are welcomed at:

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