Sandra Lane (Cauble) Malot passed away October 24, 2013 in Medford, Ore. after a long battle with Parkinson's Disease with her immediate family by her side. The day before her unexpected passing, she was blessed to have a visit from her special, long-time friends, Fred and Charlotte Thomas.
Sandra was the baby of 12 children born to William Arthur and Edna May Cauble. Sisters Grace, Laura (Gladys), Anna Lee, and Hazel preceded her in death. Sandra was born in Aldrich, Mo. September 16, 1937. The family later migrated to Oregon where they made their home in the Missouri Flats, Applegate, Ore. She attended Southern Oregon Normal College, and Denton and Baylor Universities in Texas. As a young adult she worked in the title business with her dear friend, Mary Lou Johnson. she loved spending time with her older sisters and brothers and had such fond memories of summers at Loon Lake, water skiing and spending time with sister, Bernice Row and her husband, Jim.
In November 1959, she married the love of her life, Thomas Edward Malot (on his birthday). They would have celebrated 54 years of marriage and his 76th birthday November 28 (Thanksgiving this year). Together she and Tom owned and operated Tom Malot Construction, and Tom Malot Real Estate. They built and sold many homes and commercial structures throughout the Rogue Valley. Sandra was a lifetime member of the Million Dollar Real Estate Club, past board member of The Woman's Council of Real Estate, and multiple SOMLS committees. She was the biggest fan and supporter of any local auctions, from Woman's Council to the Oregon Hunters Association.
Her dedication and her love for sports showed in her full commitments to Little League, Peppermint Patties, Malot Mudhens, multiple bowling leagues, and any sport that her grandchildren were a part of.
Sandra thought that family was the most important thing in life. She loved spending time with her grandchildren and took them on many fun sight-seeing excursions while in Maui and Mexico. She was part of a special and close family (the Cauble Clan) who believe in keeping in touch and keeping the family history alive. Every other year a Cauble family reunion is held somewhere in the U.S. They have a highly organized family political system. The political campaigning, family store, and the stories of the past were the highlight of her life and always proved entertaining.
Sandie ("Nanu" to the grandchildren), lived by the standard, "If you can't say something good, then don't say anything at all". She never gossiped and she always had a positive outlook on life. She was the strength of the family. She was always game for adventure. Her family and friends loved that she was the best companion, the most fun, and so full of laughs.
Sandra is survived by her daughter, Renee (David) Driscoll; her son, Tommy (Tiffany) Malot; grandchildren, Justin Malot Driscoll, Mallory, Madison and Mitchell Malot; sisters, Rachel, Edith, and Bernice; bothers, Robert, Nelson, and Donald and their families.
Her spirit will always be in the hearts of her family and friends and she will be seen through the eyes of her grandchildren as the best "Nanu" there could be. A celebration of her life will be held in December with time and location to be announced.