Sandra (Sandy) Lee Noack-Revis died Dec. 31, 2010, after a short battle with lung cancer.
She was born Sandra Lee Cain in Burlington, Iowa, on Feb. 17, 1946 and was raised in Juneau by her mother and stepfather. Sandy Cain/Nelson graduated from Juneau-Douglas High School in 1966 and went to work at the Juneau Cold Storage, where she met Don Noack. She and Don were married in 1967 and had two daughters. In the late 1960s, a permanent move was made to Skagway, where Sandy worked primarily as a cook up until about 10 years ago. Sandy lost her husband Don to cancer, and later married Gerald Revis, who she also lost to cancer.
Her family wrote: “Sandy will be remembered forever as a fun-loving, says-it-like-it-is woman. She loved little children and delighted in their antics. When she laughed, it was infectious. Her extraordinarily strong spirit and sense of humor saw her through difficult times.
“Sandy had many talents — in her younger years she used her wonderful singing voice to delight her family and friends; she could pick up charcoal and draw anything she wanted; armed with her sewing machine and glue gun she could, and did, create wonderful pieces from clothing to intricate crafted dolls.”
Sandy was preceded in death by husbands Don Noack and Gerald Revis, mother Dorothy Nelson and father Robert Cain. She is survived by her stepfather Puggy (Maurice) Nelson of Juneau; daughters Tammy Noack Cochran (Tom) and Tina Noack Mayo (Ken), both of Skagway; brothers Michael Nelson (Patti Lewis) of Elfin Cove, Greg Cain (Sharon) of Iowa, Michael Cain of Florida and Kevin Cain (Rosemary) of Oregon; by sisters Emily Nelson Piceno (Ray) of Juneau, Cheryl Cain/Nelson Funaro (Al Christensen) of Juneau and Theresa Cain Kirgan (Bob) of Arizona. She also leaves behind grandchildren Thomas, Tyler and Trevor Cochran, and Brandi and KC Mayo; two great-grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
A service was held at 1 p.m. on Jan. 8, 2011, at the Presbyterian Church in Skagway, followed by a remembrance reception. Interment was private at the Skagway cemetery.