Sondra Gale (Pitt) Dickinson was born June 5, 1934, on a farm near Logan, Iowa to Bernard and Nellie (Cook) Pitt. She attended Cass Center Country School; graduating from Logan High School in 1952. Sondra attended Stewart Beauty School in Council Bluffs. She started doing hair with Lucille Knauss in Logan and Persia. Sondra married Robert Dickinson on January 10, 1955, at the First United Methodist Church in Des Moines, Iowa. The couple farmed southeast of Logan while Sondra continued styling hair out of their home and in Persia. The couple moved into Woodbine in 1995.
Sondra was a member of the United Methodist Church in Logan and Woodbine. She enjoyed all church activities, such as the UMW and the ladies circle. Sondra and Rob moved to Woodbine shortly after retiring so they would be closer to their greatest passion; following the kids and grandkids and all of their activities. Sondra and Rob enjoyed playing cards and were members of two card clubs. She was a member of the Merry Homemakers Club and enjoyed the Harris Grove socials and picnics. She also enjoyed bowling, gardening and Farm Bureau activities.
Sondra died on Friday, October 11, 2019, at the Rose Vista Nursing Home in Woodbine at the age of 85 years, four months, and six days.
Sondra was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Rob Dickinson; brother, Jerry Pitt and sister, Marlene Pitt. She is survived by her three sons, Gale Robert (Jenette) Dickinson of Dunlap, Lynn Edward (Cindy) Dickinson and Gary Eugene (Lori) Dickinson all of Woodbine; 11 grandchildren, Doug (Trish) Dickinson, Brian (Courtney) Dickinson, Angie (Aaron) Pryor, Cory (Becky) Dickinson; Kristy (Jamie) Hoefer, Andy (Leslie) Dickinson, Katie (Scotty) Blum, Brady (Carly) Dickinson; Adam (Jena) Dickinson, Austin (Whitney) Dickinson, and Alton (Cydney) Dickinson; 26+ great grandchildren, Grace & Max Dickinson; Karly, Aleah, & Dylan Calvin; Cody & Derek Dickinson; Charlie, Cal & Carver Pryor, Will, Anna & Micah Dickinson; Ashton, Marshall & Berkeley Dickinson; Dylan, Nicole, & Taylor Hoefer; Reagan, Bella, & Kort Blum, Tinsley Dickinson; Addison Dickinson; Kenleigh & Marley Dickinson; brother, Fred Pitt of Logan; sister, Vera Conrad of Arvada, Colorado; and many other relatives and friends.
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