On Sunday, December 18th, 2022, Sandy was called back by her Lord and Savior. Sandra Louise Baker was born on March 14, 1944, the only child to Jacob W. Baker and Jean W. Baker of Wilmington, Delaware.
She grew up in Wilmington and graduated from P.S. DuPont High School. She attended the University of Delaware and then took a position at Ninth Ward Savings & Loan where she met her future husband Arthur C. Eppihimer. Sandy and Art were married on May 25, 1968 at Brandywine Methodist, the church they both attended as children. Sandy and Art cherished their 54 years together and were rarely apart. Sandy and Art were blessed with two sons, Daniel (Alison) and Robert (Judy) whom Sandy cherished. The blessings continued with the arrival of two very special grandsons, Matthew and Joshua. Spending time with the boys at University of Delaware football games, playing together at the house and trips to the beach are treasured memories. After her sons reached high school, Sandy returned to work with the Christina School District as a paraprofessional at Pulaski Elementary School in Wilmington. Sandy loved her job as a reading and math specialist and retired after 28 years.
After retirement she served as an usher at the DuPont Theater and enjoyed watching the shows. Throughout her adult life, Sandy was an active member of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Wilmington, where she taught Sunday school for ten years, served as president of the Methodist Women, and was involved in bible studies and circles. She attended the Osher Academy of Life Long Learning. She was an active reader and loved her book study group with retired teachers. Everyone liked Sandy and her outgoing manner. Four years ago, Art & Sandy moved to Maris Grove retirement community in Glen Mills, PA, where they made many new friends. Sandy enjoyed traveling to Alaska, our national parks, Europe, Canada, and the Caribbean with her family. She was a beach lover who spent every vacation at Rehoboth with family. Sharing the beach with her family was the highlight of her summer, especially riding the rides at Funland with her grandchildren. Family was everything to Sandy. She led a full life and will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
There will be a Service of Remembrance on Saturday, January 14th, at 11:00 at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church at 1314 Foulk Road in Wilmington, DE. Immediately following the service everyone is invited to Fellowship Hall for a light luncheon. Interment will be private at a later date.