ST. ALBANS — Sandra Lynne Townsend, 43, passed away Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015, at her home. Born in Burlington, March 22, 1971, she was the daughter of Shelley White Tipper and the late Paul G. Tipper, Jr.

Sandra was an animal and pet advocate. She especially enjoyed rescuing and finding homes for them. She at one time volunteered with the Franklin County Humane Society.

She leaves her mother, Shelley W. Tipper of St. Albans, three daughters, Summer Townsend of Jackson, Ga., Kayla Bowman and her husband, Josh, of Hungerford, Texas, and Alyssa Townsend of Mableton, Ga., three grandchildren, Serenity, Aiden and Willow, her brothers, John Tipper and Christopher Tipper both of St. Albans, her maternal grandmother, Doris H. White of St. Albans and her half-brothers, Paul Tipper of Bristol and Adam Tipper of Milton.

Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Heald Funeral Home, 87 South Main St., St. Albans, Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015, for a time of sharing from 2 to 4 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be sent to Franklin County Animal Rescue, 30 Sunset Meadows, St. Albans, VT 05478. Message of condolence are welcome at