1951 – 2016

LEEDS — Sandra “Sandy” Lee Mateer, 65, of Leeds passed away on Saturday, Aug. 6, at home with her daughters holding her hands and her beloved dog, Zoe, by her side.

She was born on April, 9, 1951, in Arlington, Va., to parents Thomas Fenwick and Joan Harrie (Strother) Adams.

Sandy loved animals and also loved to dance and enjoyed ceramics. She especially loved to spend time with her family. Her Christmas cookies and peanut butter balls were loved by many, and she would mail them out at Christmas time to loved ones.

She worked as a project manager until her medical retirement. She enjoyed being a mom-mom to her grandchildren.

Surviving Sandy are her daughters, Lisa and her husband, Brett Ewing, of Wales, and Rebecca and her husband, Shawn Deitrick, of Clayton, N.C.; a sister, Conisue and her husband, Bill Crawford, of Pasadena, Md.; a brother, Daniel Adams and his companion, Karen Burkhardt, of Mechanicsville, Md.; her grandchildren, Paul Ewing and his wife, Erika Runnels, of California, Phillip Ewing of New Jersey, Peter Ewing of Maine, Patricia Guyette and her husband, Mark, of Maine, Ashlee Ewing of North Carolina, Jamey Deitrick, and Jorden Deitrick of North Carolina; her nieces Megan and her husband, Ed Rodriguez, of Maryland, Joanna Matthews of Maryland, and Kristen Matthews and her fiancé, Mario Cruz, of New York; great-nephew, Lucas Rodriguez of Maryland; great-grand-daughters, Jasmine and Isabella Ewing of California; and her special friends, Lisa Denison, Lucille (Gram) Bauer, Springrock residents, and her fairy godmother, Maureen Siglow.

She was predeceased by her husband, James Walter Smith; her parents and grandparents; and an infant great-grandson, John Brett Ewing.

“All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother” — Abraham Lincoln.

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