Sandra (Sandy) Jean Sowers, 66, of Mineral, VA, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday, September 24, 2015, after a brief illness.Born in Washington, D.C., she was the daughter of Robert Arthur Ragan and Anna Christina Clausen Ragan. After the passing of her father when Sandy was five years of age, Anna remarried Orville Dave Summers, who raised Sandy as his own. She resided in Mineral, Virginia since 2004. She was employed by Jacobs Engineering as a Safety Manager and was a member of New Life Community Church, where she lent her considerable vocal talents to the praise band. In addition to her beautiful singing voice, she was an accomplished basket weaver, winning awards for her artistry, and was a member of the High Country Basketry Guild.She is survived by her husband of 47 years, Michael Roy Sowers, one son, Philip Andrew (Lori) Sowers of Fairfax, VA; one daughter, Laura Ann (JoCarl) Cardin of Chesapeake, VA; one brother, Robert (Patricia) Ragan of Arlington, VA; and four grandchildren, Andrew Michael Sowers, David Thomas Sowers, Christina Lauren Sowers, and Marissa Jewell Cardin. Memorial services will be held at 2 P.M., Tuesday, September 29, 2015, at New Life Community Church, 509 East Main Street, Louisa, VA. The family will receive friends immediately following the service.Memorial donations can be made to the University of Virginia Health Foundation (http://healthfoundation.virginia.edu/) or The American Cancer Society (www.cancer.org).