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Sandra Loughan

Sandra Loughan knew how to keep score. The grandmother of seven was an avid cheerleader of her grandchildren's athletic pursuits and kept her own paper scoreboard during Montgomery High basketball games.

"If the score was off, she'd let the scorekeepers know they were wrong," said her daughter Kristine Stevenson. "They didn't question her, because they knew she would always end up being right."

Loughran went to every game her grandchildren played whether it was Little League or basketball, often travelling up and down the state to watch them play.

"She would make sure to get a round of golf in wherever the away games were," said her daughter, Kimberley Kobre. "But she never missed a single game."

Loughran died on March 2 after a six month battle with myelodysplastic syndrome. She was 72.

Born in Fort Bragg to a candy salesman and his wife, Loughran spent most of her life in Sonoma County. As a child, she attended St. Rose School and Santa Rosa High, where she met her first husband, Daniel Morehouse.

Loughran competed in the Miss Sonoma County pageant in 1959, winning the title of Miss Congeniality.

She married Morehouse in 1960, two years after they graduated from high school. After having four children together, the couple divorced in 1972.

Loughran then went into medical field, working as a medical secretary until she met Linus Schwartz, whom she married in 1978.

"She was always so put together," said her daughter Kimberley Kobre. "She was always dressed to the nines and no matter what she looked great."


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