Sandra Jean Molko, 51, Bayard

Sandra Jean Molko, 51, of Bayard, NE, passed away Saturday, November 17, 2012 at Regional West Medical Center in Scottsbluff, NE. Graveside services will be held 3:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 27, 2012 at Sunset Memorial Park in Scottsbluff with Rev. James Rowe officiating. Casual dress is requested. Dugan-Kramer Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent in care of Troy Molko, 10816 CR 81, Bayard, NE 69334-9540.

Sandra Jean Bowen was born to Bob and Miriam (Kelley) Bowen on July 31, 1961 at Mullen, NE. The Bowen family lived in Hyannis before moving to Alliance, NE in 1963.

Sandra Jean attended the Alliance Schools, graduating in 1980. She attended North Platte Junior College and later attended Mitchell College in South Dakota where she earned a degree as a registered nurse. She worked at Box Butte General Hospital in Alliance, Ne for many years and was considered a wonderful nurse.

Sandra married Douglas Christen in 1984; they divorced in 1994. She later married Troy Molko January 17, 1998 in Alliance, NE.

Besides being a wonderful nurse Sandra loved music, animals and traveling. She enjoyed playing the piano and taking care of many dogs and cats that were always dropped off by the wayside.

Sandra is survived by her parents, her husband Troy Molko of Bayard, NE, her two children, Kelley Joann Christen, Scottsbluff, NE and Brandon Lee Christen of Alliance, NE. Additional survivors are two grandchildren, Jayden and Tanner Maloney, Scottsbluff, NE, sister, Janet Lee (Mike) Fitzgerald, Cottage Grove, MN, several uncles and aunts, nieces and nephews.

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