Sandy Grooms



Sandy Grooms, 81, of Anderson, passed away on November 4, 2022. She was born on July 8, 1941, the daughter of Herbert and Opal (Harshman) Norris.

Sandy was a 1959 graduate of Pendleton High School.

She had worked at many businesses in Pendleton, including the Irish Point, Brown Hardware Store, the Pendleton License Branch, and was in the first EMT class in 1975 in Pendleton. For many years she also owned and operated the VIP Lounge in Anderson. Sandy was also involved with the Pendleton Junior Baseball League for several years. Her whole life centered around her family, children, and grandchildren.

Sandy enjoyed traveling and had visited most of the United States and several foreign countries.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Danny Walters, her second husband, John Pickett, her third husband, Rick Bowlin, her parents, and her aunts, Betty Harshman and Mary Norris.

Sandy is survived by her husband of 21 years, Brooks Grooms; her children, Tom Walters, Pam Lyons, and Tim Walters (Sun Yong), Valerie West (Herb), and Bronson Grooms (Kim); her grandchildren, Lacey Wakefield, Taylor Walters, Alex Walters (Taylor), David Walters, Danny Walters, Grady Lyons, Gaige Lyons (Shelby), and Amy Walters; her six great-grandchildren; her cousins, Jerry Norris (Mary) and Lewis Harshman (Sharon); and her special friend, Phyllis Carnes.

Funeral services were held on Wednesday, November 9, 2022, at Loose Funeral Homes &Crematory, Anderson. Burial was in Anderson Memorial Park Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Anderson Fire Department Benevolence Fund.

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