Sandra Hopton

Sept. 15, 1957-Dec. 22, 2016

Sandra Hopton, 59,

Minot, passed away

Thursday, December 22,

2016, in her home in


Sandra Marie Swin-

burne was born Sep-

tember 15, 1957, the

daughter of Fern Swin-

burne, in St. Louis, Mis-

souri. She was raised in

St. Louis until she was ten

years, when she moved

with her family to Fair-

field, Texas. She was edu-

cated there and graduated

from high school in 1975.

Sandy enlisted in the

United States Air Force

April 5, 1978. She proud-

ly served this country and

was honorably discharged

April 4, 1982.

Sandy married Mike

Hopton March 14, 1980,

in Minot. They made their

home in Minot, where

Sandy had worked as a

waitress/cook at Schatz

Econostop and several

other restaurants. After 20

years in the restaurant in-

dustry, she worked in

technical support for

Sykes for twelve years

and most recently for ING

for several years.

Sandy was a member of

the Women of the Moose.

She enjoyed reading

and watching games.

Family: Her loving fam-

ily includes:  husband of

36 years, Michael, Minot;

brother and sister-in-law,

Carl and Ann Swinburne,

of Houston, TX, and their

sons, James and Dale.

Sandra was preceded in

death by her mother; sis-

ter, Carla.

A Memorial Service

will take place at a later


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