CHICHESTER, N.H. – Sandra Woodward, 84, of Chichester, N.H. passed away peacefully on May 25, 2022, in Concord, NH, following a long illness.

Sandra was born on Jan. 15, 1938, in Gardiner, Maine, to Keith Arlington Harriman and Thelma Louise (Condon) Harriman, both deceased. She was the elder sister of Sylvia Myshrall of Pittston and Betty Turner of West Gardiner.

She graduated from Gardiner High School in 1956, Augusta School of Business in 1958 and later attended University of Maine at Augusta. She worked for the State of Maine in several positions starting in 1972, retiring as an auditor for the Department of Labor in 1997.

Sandra married Guy Wilson Woodward on June 30, 1956, in Randolph and they lived in Sidney until Guy’s passing in 1998. Sandra and Guy had four children, Craig Woodward of Stuart, Fla., Barry Woodward (deceased), Anne Braley of Chichester, N.H., and Dean Woodward of Chapel Hill, N.C.

She is fondly remembered by her children and many others for making the best pies around (especially lemon meringue) and for her annual production of Christmas candies that she shared widely with friends and family.

Sandra was a life-long animal lover and gave many dogs their ‘forever’ homes. Over the years, the farm in Sidney also became the ‘forever’ home of a variety of other animals, such as horses, chickens, geese and the occasional duck and goat. She also loved orchids, lilies, wild rose bushes and hummingbirds.

Sandra loved camping and she and Guy owned many RVs over the years. Nearly every summer, they could be found driving camper, kids, and dogs over most of the eastern US and/or eastern Canada. She and Guy were members of several civic, community and recreational organizations, most notably the Lions Club of Sidney, ME, Red Hat Society, Bath Senior Citizens, and Good Sam’s Club.

Sandra will be remembered for her wry sense of humor, love of her grandchildren and devotion to her dogs.

In retirement, her main hobby was quilting, taking great pride in making quilts for family and friends.

She is also survived by 12 grandchildren, Michaela Michaud of Dover-Foxcroft, Jessica Alexander of Richmond, Danielle Beck of Richmond, Brandon Woodward of Chelsea, Amy Fenlason of Mebane, N.C., Amber Beck of Nobleboro, Alexander and Nicholas Braley of Chichester, N.H., and Julianne, Dylan, Kelsey and Connor Woodward of Chapel Hill, N.C.; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Sandra’s calling hours will be held on Wednesday, June 1, 2022, from 6 – 8 p.m. at Knowlton-Hewins Funeral Home, 1 Church St. Augusta, Maine.

A graveside celebration of live will be held on Thursday, June 2, 2022, at 11 a.m. at the Reynolds Hill Cemetery, Reynolds Hill Road, Sidney, Maine.

Arrangements are in the care of the Knowlton and Hewins Funeral Home, 1 Church Street Augusta. Friends may share memories, condolences, and photos with the family on the obituary page at

In lieu of flowers, please donate to your local animal shelter or rescue

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