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Cassandra Roberson

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Cassandra “Sandy” Roberson of Henderson, Nevada, passed away on Friday, April 26, 2019, at Henderson Hospital following a sudden illness.

Sandy was born Cassandra Marie Doane on July 2, 1952, in Portsmouth, Virginia, to Ralph L. Doane, an officer in the US Army Motor Corp, and Mary Anne (Hicks) Doane. The nature of military life necessitated frequent moves to various postings during her early life, including Fort Hamilton in Brooklyn, NY, Chattanooga, TN, and Würzburg, Germany. She often reminisced about the family's adventures abroad and retained a love of traveling throughout her life.

After graduating from Chattanooga Central High School, Sandy married and had two children with James Stewart Roberson, and they were later divorced. She worked at Our Lady of Assumption Elementary School as a Librarian’s Assistant, and was a Girl Scouts Troop leader for many years while her children were growing up. With her bright and outgoing nature, Sandy excelled in her career as an Executive Assistant at The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, followed by The Oklahoma State University Foundation, and in other administrative positions for much of her life.

Sandy loved telling stories and would often strike up conversations with strangers, making connections wherever she went. A gourmet food enthusiast, she always had a restaurant recommendation, and enjoyed joining friends on trips to Las Vegas and cruises to Alaska and Europe. In recent years she nurtured a scrapbooking passion, creating a valuable record of her family's accomplishments and heritage, and she taught scrapping classes to friends and neighbors. Since relocating from San Antonio to Las Vegas in June 2018, she attended shows, sampled restaurants, and visited the occasional slot machine.

She is survived by her daughter Teri (and her husband Daniel) Schweitzer of Chickaloon, Alaska; son Tony (and his wife Joanna) Roberson of Henderson, Nevada; four grandchildren; her children's families by marriage; a niece and nephew; cousins; and many dear friends. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by sister Patricia.

The family will gather for a private remembrance in the coming months. In honor of Sandy's storyteller spirit, loved ones are invited to share their memories here or on her Facebook page. Expressions of sympathy can also be made to Family Promise of Greater Chattanooga https://www.familypromisechattanooga.com/ or Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada https://www.catholiccharities.com/.
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