Sandra Marie Pernula Haner, passed away April 30, 2019 in Olympia, Wash., her home the last two years. She was days short of her 72nd birthday. Sandra was born May 4, 1947 to Lester and Helen Pernula in Aberdeen, Wash. She also lived in Tucson, Ariz., Hoquiam, Wash., and Bremerton, Wash.
Sandra was a graduate of Ocosta High School Class of 1966. She married Kenneth Haner on October 23, 1983 in Aberdeen. She was a U.S. Navy spouse from 1986 to 2001, during which time she also served as a Navy Ombudsman. She also was a Hospital Unit Clerk for 30 years.
Serving others was dear to her heart. She volunteered at Westport Lighthouse, hosted more than 40 exchange students over the years, volunteered at Westport Ambulance, was a hospice respite caregiver in Tucson (2005), and hosted Camp Granny Gramps for her grandchildren and their friends. She loved art and painting, and authored two children’s books.
Sandra was funny, big hearted, creative, and playful. She loved her dogs and cats. She will be dearly missed by all who knew her.
She is survived by her husband, Kenneth Haner of Olympia; daughter, Holly Perreault of Belfast, Ireland; stepson, Jeff Haner; four grandchildren; brother, John Pernula of Thurston County; and sister, Kathy (Don) Blumberg. Her parents predeceased her.
Memorial donations may be made to Americas Vet Dogs at https://www.vetdogs.org/
A celebration of life will be held Monday, May 6, 2019, 2:00 p.m. at Evergreen Christian in the Lodge, 1000 Black Lake Blvd. SW, Olympia, WA 98502.