Sandra Kathryn Arledge
Sandra "Sandy" Kathryn Arledge was born Jan. 24, 1947, as the fourth of six children to Henry and Josephine Ruzicka. She graduated from Bishop McGuinness High School in Oklahoma City, Okla. Her dad famously stood up and yelled, "That's my daughter!" when she won homecoming queen.
Sandy married John Michael Arledge on June 25, 1966, in Oklahoma City, Okla. She faithfully worked alongside her husband in business dealings and raising their family.
They had four children together in their 53 years of marriage: John Jr., married to Robin; Chris, married to Keri; Kevin, married to Carrie Jane; and Marc, married to Kathleen. Sandy has 12 grandchildren: Drew, Morgan, Samantha, Trey, Vivian, Stormy, Kiernan, Holden, Brenna, Bryndan, Blakely, and little Ellie.
Sandy loved Jesus deeply and was an amazing mother, grandmother, sister, and aunt - she relished those roles in raising her kids, and spending time with her grandchildren and relatives. Her specialty was hosting people in her home, at her backyard playground, and at the 100-acre wood retreat where she loved to spend time enjoying nature and four-wheeling. Sandy had a way of making people feel special and she connected so well with everyone she met as she opened her arms and her heart to all. Her smile could just warm your heart. Sandy became an accredited cruise counselor ... she loved traveling and especially enjoyed cruising the world with family and friends.
Sandy passed from this earth peacefully in her sleep on Nov. 10, 2019, in Edmond, Okla., after surviving cancer and enduring a lengthy battle with dementia. Sandy was preceded in death by her father, Henry, and her mom, Jo.
She is survived by her husband; four sons; 12 grandchildren; her brother, Henry Ruzicka; and sisters, Peggy Peterson, Martha Tibeau, Mary Swink, and Susan Mobbs; as well as the rest of the large Ruzicka and Arledge clan including 55 nieces and nephews and countless friends around the world.
Memorial services will be 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 900 S. Littler in Edmond, Okla., where Sandy was a faithful member for 47 years, serving on the funeral dinner ministry team and practicing weekly adoration.
Funeral arrangements through Matthews Funeral Home in Edmond, OK.
In lieu of gifts, donations can be made to the St. John the Baptist funeral dinner ministry, 900 S. Littler, Edmond, OK 73034.
Published on November 18, 2019


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Phil Phipps
Dec 05, 2019
I am sad that Sandy's time was due for you John. I only knew Sandy in high school, when I saw her in the halls I saw as one who was full of life.
Michaelle Ruzicka Wright
Nov 29, 2019
Condolences and love to the Arledge family.
Martha and Mike Minnis
Nov 27, 2019
We are praying for all of her family and May She Rest In Peace
Martha and Mike Minnis
Nov 27, 2019
Our prayers are with Sandy Arledge’s family. May she Rest In Peace
Amber Thomason
Nov 21, 2019
Keeping you in our prayers and thinking of all of you. With love, Amber