On March 12th 2022, Terri Lynn Pendleton Sanday, passed through the veil and now rests in the arms of our Heavenly Father. She was born on March 8th, 1959, in Topeka Kansas to William Harry Pendleton and Joan Carole Francis Pendleton. The first years of her life were spent traveling abroad due to her father being in the Air Force. Her family would later call Dyersburg Tennessee home for a time. Terri graduated from Dyersburg High School in 1977. She played the tenor saxophone at the White House and marched in the Cotton Bowl parade as a member of the Dyersburg High School Marching Band. While in high school, she and her father took a trip to Washington D.C., which would ignite an adoration for the political arena and the court system. She went on to marry the man she would spend her life with, Brian David Sanday, on March 4th, 1981, in Dyersburg Tennessee. They moved to Grove Oklahoma to be near family in 1990. She and her husband would go on to raise three children and welcome 9 grandchildren. Terri had passion for helping deprived children and joined CASA. As a court appointed special advocate volunteer, she was the fierce voice for more than 16 children. The impact she made will be felt for generations to come. Her primary hobby was genealogy, in which she devoted several years to not only her family’s genealogy, but also aided others in finding family members. She was a faithful member of the Conservative Party. She loved her Celtic heritage which stemmed from her Clan Munro and was an avid fan of the musical group Celtic Thunder. She attended Missouri Southern University and was a member of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. She was a devout Christian and shared her love of Christ with her children and grandchildren. Being a grandmother was the one thing she enjoyed the most and every grandchild will carry her memory wherever they go.
She was proceeded in death by her father, William Pendleton, and sister Sandra Jo Pendleton. She leaves behind her mother, Joan Pendleton of Alma Arkansas, her husband of 41 years, Brian Sanday of Fairland Oklahoma, her sister Laura Wood of Alma Arkansas, her brother Dean Pendleton of Jenks Oklahoma, her three children, Justin Sanday of Grove Oklahoma, Summer Lauren Sanday of Grove Oklahoma, and Kathryn Sanday of Grove Oklahoma, and her 9 grandchildren, Isaac Crowder, Daniel Sanday, Isaiah Crowder, Ashtyn Sanday, Reagan Sanday, Isabella Crowder, Skylar Nichols, Gabriel Crowder, and Brylee Sanday.
Arrangements have been made under the direction of Worley Luginbuel Funeral Home in Grove Oklahoma. A gathering, in her memory, will be announced at a later date.