Sandra Sue Dybdahl

Sandra Sue Dybdahl, 58, passed away on February 8, 2018, at Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital in Houston, Texas. She was born on July 26, 1958 in Council Bluffs, Iowa to Maurice and Rita Cepuran Jones.

Sandy grew up in Council Bluffs, Iowa, where she graduated from Abraham Lincoln high school in 1976. After high school she:

  • attended Creighton University studying psychology 1976-1980.
  • attended Jenny Edmundson Nursing School in Council Bluffs and received her nursing diploma in 1983. She later completed her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska, in 1985. She continued her education with graduate nursing courses.
  • Most of her working career was spent at University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska. Her greatest accomplishment being the coordinator for the heart transplant and heart failure program.

Sandy married Jeffrey (Jeff) Dybdahl in 2001 in Las Vegas, Nevada. They were happily married for 16 years. They lived in Kemah, Texas area.

Sandy was a member of Gloria Dei Lutheran Church. She particularly enjoyed serving with the First Place 4 Health and Stephen ministries. She loved playing with her dogs and missed being able to be a foster parent for the Yorkie rescue organizations. At one time she had 13 dogs in the house.

Sandy was preceded in death by her father Maurice Jones, her brothers Dean Patrick Jones and Richard William Jones and her mother-in-law Sharon Dybdahl.

Sandy is survived by her husband, Jeff of Kemah, Texas; her son Josef of Omaha, Nebraska; her mother Rita Mae Jones of Missouri; her siblings David Michael Jones of Louisiana, Kenneth Charles Jones of Iowa, Linda Anne Jordan of Missouri, Amy Elizabeth Smith of Pennsylvania, Jacqueline Anne Taylor of Kansas, and Christopher Eric Jones of Louisiana.

A memorial service will be held at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 18220 Upper Bay Road, Houston, Texas, 77058 (Nassau Bay) at 1:30 p.m., February 17. The family will be greeting friends and relatives at the memorial service.

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  1. My condolences to Sandy’s family, and many happy memories of her be with you all. But when sadness comes, may these promises from Jehovah God help you to endure. “Do not be anxious….but in everything by prayer and supplication along with thanksgiving, let your petitions be made known to God; and the peace of God that surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and your mental powers by means of Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:6-7; Isaiah 25:8 NWT.

    Mich E
  2. Jeff and family, I grieve with you in the loss of this wonderful woman who endured, with the help of God, her many trials, and kept her eyes set on the prize of eternal life with Jesus Christ, whom she loved dearly. I was given the honor of sharing Holy Communion with her, and truly enjoyed our visits. I will sorely miss her.

    Faith Leyva

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