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Sandra “Sandy” Kay Malmberg

January 19, 1953 - April 18, 2021

Sandra “Sandy” Kay Malmberg, of Forest passed away peacefully Sunday, April 18, 2021 at age 68. She was the wife of Tyrone Hicks for over 35 years.

Sandy was born on January 19, 1953 in Wayzata, Minnesota, the daughter of the late Leo Feilen and Elaine Crow Feilen. Sandy was a 1971 graduate of Wayako High School.

Sandy met Tyrone in Virginia Beach, Virginia in 1986 where they fell in love. They dedicated themselves to each other a short time later. In 1988 they moved to Las Vegas, Nevada.

She worked as a specialty account auditor for many years and was a parishioner of St. Therese Parish. Sandy had a vibrant personality; people were naturally drawn to her. She was an inspiration to all. The simple things made her happy, drinking coffee and chatting, baking cookies and crafting were a few of her favorite things.

In addition to her husband Tyrone, she is survived by a brother Dean Feilen of Laughlin, NV, a sister Gloria Perchert of Page, ND, her stepson Maurice Hicks of Mooresville, North Carolina, four step grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by one brother Richard Feilen, and one sister Sharon Leist.

The family will hold a private memorial service at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in memory of Sandra Kay Malmberg to the American Heart Association.

Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Lynchburg, is assisting the family.

Click here to view Sandy’s Life Tributes video.


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Farewell to my "I Love Lucy" loving friend of oh so many years. We had some great times all across the country - from Virginia Beach, to Fort Smith and, of course, Reno/Lake Tahoe. Ty, we just got your message and Steve & I send our love. Sandy was the brightest light on the Vegas strip !!!

Posted by Pam Shank on May 19, 2021

She was my mom no doubt had the best times with she all was hard my back I love ms.m

Posted by Maurice L. Hicks on May 10, 2021

I have so many memories of Sandy, I'm going to miss The Easter "Beer" Egg hunt, The "Infamous" 4th. of July barbecue, Back yard "Volley Ball" breaks and sprains included. She was always there for me if I needed help or had a question or just wanted to shoot the breeze, I rarely got a word in edgewise but after we were done I felt I'd been talked out. Ty my condolences & thanks for your devotion and care. Sandy we will ALWAYS love and miss you.

Posted by Dean & Daba Feilen on May 7, 2021

Sandy was a wonderful person and will be greatly missed. Gone from our sight, but never from our hearts. She will be missed.

Posted by Ann Hicks on May 5, 2021

Aunt Sandy I will forever love and miss you. I am heart broken that you left us so soon. I hear all the time that I am just like you and for that I will be forever thankful. Tye you have my deepest sympathy and I love you

Posted by Tammie on May 2, 2021

I am so sorry to hear of this sweet lady’s passing. I am praying for the family and all her friends to ding comfort .

Posted by Donna Romesburg on May 1, 2021

Sandy and I started our careers with Beverly Enterprises at their Santa Monica , CA location. I was her Trainer and Mentor when she decided to move into the AR arena. She was a quick study and her career skyrocketed because of her skills and outgoing personality. Sandy was always upbeat and always had a smile for everyone around her. I remember one time I had to tell her that her clear, plastic high heels belonged at a disco - but weren’t appropriate for work!!!! We laughed about that years later. Sandy - I will miss you , my friend - - - gone too soon! Ty , my prayers are with you. I pray the good memories will get you through this tough time.

Posted by Teresa Keller on May 1, 2021

I had the great privilege of meeting Sandy over 25 years ago. I was also lucky enough to spend time working with her on company projects. Her work ethic was next to none and her vibrant personality made everyone around her take notice! 🙂 She is someone I will never forget. I can hear her voice and laughter in my head and heart still today. Ty - God bless you for your devotion and living care. Rest In Peace beloved Sandy.

Posted by Deena Hudson on May 1, 2021

Aunt Sandy will truly be missed. I have fond memories of Ms. M. Uncle Ty, you are in my prayers.

Posted by Danielle L. on April 30, 2021

A lifetime together is never enough. I am thinking of you with much love and happy memories of Aunt Sandy.

Posted by Barbara Cannon on April 28, 2021

Ty - I am so sorry to hear about Sandy’s passing. You are in my thoughts and prayers. We all at Jefferson Villas are here for you!!!

Posted by Pam Smith on April 26, 2021

Ty - I am so sorry to hear about Sandy’s passing. You are in my thoughts and prayers. We all at Jefferson Villas are here for you!!!

Posted by Pam Smith on April 26, 2021

Ty, We are so sorry to hear of the death of your loved one, we wish you well and want you to know you are in our prayers.

Posted by John & Judy Manley on April 26, 2021

Ty, we are so very sorry for your loss of Sandy. Please know that we are always here for you.

Posted by Scott & Diana Ehlich on April 25, 2021

I am so sorry to hear about Sandy. Prayers are with you and your family.

Posted by Roberta Franklin on April 25, 2021

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