Sandy M

 July 6, 1957 - July 21, 2023

Sandra Kay (Flaherty) Meyers

Sandra Kay (Flaherty) Meyers, a native and lifelong resident of Lodi, California, passed away suddenly and unexpectedly on July 21, 2023, at the age of 66.

She was a caring wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend. She was born in Lodi on July 6, 1957, to James and Julia (Stout) Flaherty, the last child of 4 children and the first girl after 3 boys. After graduating from Lodi High School and graduating with an Associates Degree from Delta College in Stockton, she met the love her life, her husband, Gary H. Meyers.  They married on September 30, 1978. In 1989 they welcomed a cherished son, Richard, who was the center of her world and a blessing to his three older siblings.  They celebrated their 34th wedding anniversary before Gary’s death in 2013.

Sandy held the position of secretary to the Lodi Chief of Police for 31 years, from March 1980 to July 2011.  She served five police chiefs, Chiefs Marcus Gates, Floyd Williams, Larry Hansen, Jerry Adams, and David Main before retiring to spend time with and care for Gary.

Many will remember how beautifully she decorated her home for Christmas as well as the stunning greeting cards she made for friends and family.  She loved rubber stamping and scrapbooking, especially with a group of her friends who met regularly.  She enjoyed the simple things in life, especially spending quiet time at home.  She loved tending her roses, and over the years she and Gary had several dogs that they adored, each a very special one that helped sustain them both.

Her family is comforted with the knowledge that the week before she passed, she took her first vacation in many years with Richard to visit her Aunt Mary Derby in Oregon where they were on the go every day and had so much fun.

Besides her son Richard, those left to mourn Sandy’s passing include step children Lisa (James) Hill, Lynn Meyers, and David (Toni) Meyers; eight grandchildren: Max and Simon (Callie) Hill, Alexander (Megan), Allegra, and Xavier Cesena, and Jordan, Samuel, and Rylan Meyers; and two great-grandchildren Zephyr and Quincy Hill; her brothers Jon and Jeff Flaherty and their families, as well as aunts, uncles, and numerous Flaherty and Stout cousins – and many friends.

Sandy was preceded in death by her beloved husband Gary, her parents, and her brother Daniel Flaherty.

She will be interred with Gary at Cherokee Memorial Park in Lodi where her family will be honoring her at 10 AM on August 3, 2023.

Please sign the guestbook at Cherokee Memorial Park and Lodi News Sentinel.


A memorial service will be held at 10:00am on Thursday, August 3rd, 2023 at Vineyard Chapel at Cherokee Memorial Park, located at 14165 N. Beckman Rd, Lodi, CA 95240.

Expressions of sympathy in Sandy’s name may be donated to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in lieu of flowers.