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Sandra Cliborne

September 17, 1940 — October 12, 2022



Mesquite, Nevada – Sandra Lee Cliborne (nee Smith) passed away on 10, 12,2022 at her home in Sun City Mesquite. She was born on November 17, 1940, in LaSalle, Wisconsin and she was raised in Anaconda, Montana, Anchorage, Alaska and Moses Lake, Washington by her mother Dorothy Julian (Smith), her father, Albert B. Julian, and her grandparents, Floyd and Hazel Smith. She was married to James Cliborne on December 30, 1992.

After her childhood and graduation from Moses Lake High School, Sandra moved to the San Francisco Bay area and lived there for 30 years. She attended Laney Business College and became a professional bookkeeper. She and her second husband owned an auto parts distribution business in Marin County, California. Sandra was an avid and accomplished bridge player and loved and mastered almost any card game. She sang professionally briefly in piano bars in the Bay area and enjoyed and excelled at karaoke for the last 15 years of her life. She was a gourmet cook and loved to entertain.

Sandra is survived by her husband, Jim, and a daughter, Cindy Bellelli of Truth or Consequences, New Mexico, a son Robert Shuey (Jackye) of Maple Valley, Washington, two granddaughters, Jordan Soushek (Andy) and Jayme Hoiness (Nolan), two great grandchildren, Evelyn and Ethan Soushek and her brother Bud Julian (Carol).

She was preceded in death by her mother and father and her grandparents.

Cremation has taken place at Star Mortuary in Mesquite, Nevada. A memorial service and interment will be in Anaconda, Montana at a later date. The family invites friends and family to leave condolences at

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