In Memory

Sandra McCann (Poulsen)

Sandra McCann (Poulsen)

Sandra McCann Poulsen, currently of St. George, Utah, died on June 20, 2021 at the age of 73. Sandi was born on March 22, 1948 in Logan, Utah. She graduated from Highland High School (Salt Lake City, Utah) in 1966 and then attended Utah State University.


On December 20, 1968, Sandi married Craig Lynn Poulsen in the Salt Lake Temple. Life moved Sandi and Craig from Utah to Nevada to North Carolina, and then to Richmond, Virginia, where they lived for 34 years. Sandi and Craig were blessed with five children: Paul (Becky), Chad (Michelle), Tiffani (Geran), Gretel, and Britni (Bryant).


Sandi’s passion for religious freedom was well served during her 19 years as Outreach Programs Coordinator at the First Freedom Center in Richmond. A member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Sandi also spent many years in interfaith and community-service assignments for the Church, along with serving in other church teaching, music and leadership positions throughout her life.


Sandi is survived by her husband of 52 years, their 5 children, 13 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild.  She is also survived by her stepmother, Claudia McCann; sister, LuAnn Newbold; brothers, Kevin McCann and Ryan McCann; plus, her treasured May and Begis bonus family members. Sandi was preceded in death by her father, Lucius Fishburn McCann, mother, Edra Ann Haslam Hinckley, and brothers Steven McCann and Jeffrey McCann.


A viewing is scheduled from 6:00-8:00 pm on June 25, 2021 at Hughes Mortuary: 1037 E 700 S, St. George, UT 84790. The funeral service will be at 9:00 am on June 26, 2021 at the same location.


Following the funeral service, the burial will be held at the Santa Clara City Cemetery in Santa Clara, Utah. In lieu of flowers, serve a neighbor or send a bouquet to someone living who needs to be uplifted.  



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06/24/21 10:19 AM #1    

Joanne Levinson (Thomas)

this is just a sad unexpected event. sandi and i have been in close contact sending each other private messages. she has been my rock. she helped me more than many will ever know. we shared so many spiritual things in common. when jim died, she was there giving me so much support. i am sorry for her departure. but one thing i know for sure... sandi was not afraid to finish the joruney she started here. I am very sorry for her family esp her hubby. she always thought he would go before she would. rest in peace... you left a mark on this world. now there is truly a void.

06/24/21 10:23 AM #2    

Lynda Corak (Robinson)

Well said Joanne.

06/24/21 01:06 PM #3    

Dave Robinson

I will miss interacting with Sandi here on our site... especially the exaggerated sound of laughter that she would frequently spell out in her response!  Rest peacefully till we meet again!


06/24/21 04:16 PM #4    

Lanett Williams (Dial)

I will certainly miss this sparkling , bubbly and kind ,lady.  She always had a positive, uplifting comment to make and with her giant smile made many of our days brighter.   

06/28/21 12:52 PM #5    

Marsha Draper (Fryer)

I know everyone that knew Sandi thought the world of her, and I did too. I enjoyed my time in the classes I shared with her, especially choir, with her beautiful voice.  I wanted to make this special note; I received an email from Sandi's youngest daughter, Britni, 2 days after Sandi passed away.  Here is basically what she said, "I regret to inform you that my mom passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 20, 2021.  My mom wanted us to make sure you knew so you can let people that attended Highland know as well.  She had such fond memories and thought the world of her high school peers."  She also included her Sandi's obituary.  

Isn't it remarkable that she was thinking of us in her last little while, but of course, that sounds just like her, so selfless and caring.  I just wanted to share this sweet event that meant so much to me, and hopefully will to you to.  RIP, dear friend.  

06/28/21 04:20 PM #6    

Lynda Corak (Robinson)



We all will miss Sandi's humor and love.

Lynda Robinson.


07/01/21 11:02 PM #7    

Sheila Summerhays

I am in shock.  I had an appointment for a catch-up phone call with Sandi on the 20th at 2:00 pm. I called but she did not answer. So, I sent her a text, our usual way of communicating. She did not answer. Now I know why. 

The last she told me about her life was about Craig's heart surgery, no mention of her own diffuculties.

Sandi, I miss you!

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