Sandy's Funeral Service will be live-streamed here.
Sandy Pike, age 67, of Whiterocks Road, passed away September 8, 2021, at the LDS Hospital in Salt Lake City.
She was born July 11, 1954, in Vernal. Her parents were Loren Jasper and Zella Hoopes Pike. She married Ferron Secakuku and they later divorced. She married Semisi “James” Napoto, and they later divorced.
When Sandy was young, she was an excellent dancer and piano player. She had been on Union High School’s Drill Team and had danced for the governor. She learned to love rock hunting because when she’d go with her father on his job for the telephone company, he’d help her collect the best rocks.
She had worked for many years as the attendance counselor at Todd Elementary. She was well liked by the students, parents, and staff alike and was known as the “jerky lady” because she usually had some jerky to share. Later she worked as the Court Clerk for the Ute Indian Tribe. Sandy was a bag-lady, upon recent examination, her room and closet was found filled with designer handbags. She had a great fondness for reading and liked to go to Wendover.
Sandy was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and had been the organist and pianist for almost every organization in the ward. She had a great love for her Heavenly Father and lived and taught the Gospel of Jesus Christ. She often shared her testimony with her family and tried to use every situation as a teaching opportunity. She loved her family and especially enjoyed being with her grandchildren, many of which she helped raise. Her kindness and big heart have touched so many lives and she will be deeply missed.
Sandy is survived by her children, Christopher (Deidra) Secakuku, Roosevelt; Sharee Secakuku, Helene Secakuku (Shylo Ames), both of Whiterocks Road; grandchildren, Tyler (Adriana) Secakuku, Karlee Secakuku (Ashton Thompson), Bruce Secakuku, Hawk Thomas LaRose (Jasmine Knight), McKinley Ferron T. LaRose; great-grandchildren, Knox, River, Kiara “The Stink”, and Natalee; brothers, Clifford (Connie) Pike, Whiterocks; Adelbert Tavashutz, Whiterocks Road; Joe (Elizabeth) Tapoof; and numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives.
She was preceded in death by her son, Bucky Secakuku; great-grandson, Axl Secakuku; step-son, David Brock Murray, Jr.; sisters, Lorna Bear, Darla Draney, and Marion Wall.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, September 14, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. at the Roosevelt East Stake Center (600 E 600 N). There will be a wake after 4:00 p.m. at the Whiterocks Community Building on Monday. A viewing will be held on Tuesday from 9:30-10:45 a.m. at the church.
Burial will be in the Ft. Duchesne Cemetery.