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Sara Lee (McKenzie) Shands

March 15, 1928 ~ April 6, 2018 (age 90)
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Sara Lee McKenzie Shands born March 15, 1928 to Lee & Irene McKenzie of Mesquite. She passed away April 6, 2018. She was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years Nathan Eugene “Gene” Shands, daughter Suzanne and great great grandson Easton James Jaramillo. 

She is survived by her son Nathan “Nat” Shands Jr and wife Melissa, daughter Gena Shands-Dunn and husband Robert both of Mesquite. Grandchildren James Evans, Natalie Shands, SSG Nicholas Freitag US Army and wife Andria. 

Great grandchildren Heather Jaramillo and husband Ricky, Jamie Evans, Trey Evans and wife Rachel, Rylee Freitag Aubrey Freitag. And numerous great-great grandchildren. 

Sara was a lifelong resident of Mesquite, a Daughter of the American Revolution, a Daughter of the Republic of Texas, descendant of Hiram Bennett, for whom the local chapter is named. She was a graduate of Mesquite High School, she attended Trinity University and the University of Texas. She was a loyal Longhorn fan. She was known for her love of family and friends and her kind heart. She will be missed by many. 

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