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Sandra Jayne (Palmisano) Cross
January 3, 1941 ~ October 7, 2023 (age 82) 82 Years Old
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Funeral Services for Sandra Jayne Cross, 82, of Lawton, Oklahoma will be held on Monday, October 23, 2023 at 10:00am at Draper Mortuary (811 North Mountain Ave., Ontario, CA 91762) with interment to follow at Bellevue Memorial Park (1240 W G St., Ontario, CA 91762). A time of visitation will be held from 9:00am until 10:00am on Monday, October 23, 2023 prior to the service.
Sandra Jayne (Palmisano) Cross was born January 3, 1941 in Ontario, California to Roy Palmisano and Bessie Bubier Palmisano and the world was forever made a brighter place. She passed away on October 7, 2023 in Lawton, Oklahoma, leaving an impact on everyone she ever met. She was a resident of California for over 70 years before retiring in Utah and ultimately moving to Oklahoma to be closer to family. She was known affectionately as Sandy but the names she adored the most were Mom and Grandma. Sandy loved her family dearly and family was her favorite past-time, subject, and job. Family was everything to her and it resonates through her loved ones to this day. Her recipes are closely safeguarded and treasured by her entire family. Sandy was a truly kind and industrious woman, always willing to help others in need. She was a skilled seamstress and made clothes, costumes, and so much more for those she loved. She was ornery and feisty, and that combined with her extraordinary sense of humor made for a force to be reckoned with. Sandy was a whirlwind of energy and love and will be deeply missed by so many.
Mrs. Cross was preceded in death by her parents; first husband of almost 40 years, John Eugene Cross; sister, Annina “Nina” Palmisano Acello; brother, Patrick “Pat” Palmisano; brother, Rocco “Rocky” Palmisano; and brother, Samuel “Sam” Palmisano.
Those left to cherish her memory are her husband, F. William “Bill” Cummings; son, Michael Eugene Cross and wife Lori; son, Anthony Lee Cross and wife Laura; daughter, Susanne M. (Cross) Hammonds and husband CSM Stephen T.; daughter, Chicako M. Kobayashi-Tuskada and husband Andres; grandchildren, John Michael Cross, Sandra Yukimi (Cross) Wright and husband Kelly, Katryna J. Cross, Chelsea (Cross) Koona and husband Jonathan, Alyssa Cross, Jacob Cross, C. Zachary Hammonds and wife Jessica, Emily T. Hammonds, and S. Preston Hammonds; great grandchildren, Michael “Mikey” Kevin Cross, Koven (Wright) Bruce and husband Josh, Kalill “Lilly” Wright, Jesse Wright, Landon Koona, Maddison Koona, and Chase Hammonds. She is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made to the Alzheimer's Association at https://act.alz.org/site/Donation. Donations may also be made to any programs that promote sewing for children.