Sandra Broadbent Dominey Henig, 72, a resident of the Portland community, died Saturday afternoon, November 28, 2009, at her home surrounded by her loving family.
A celebration of Sandy's Life will be held Dec. 13, 3:00 PM at the Multnomah Athletic Club.
Sandy was born on September 4, 1937, in Portland, Oregon; the only child of Llewellyn
and Margaret (Tobey) Broadbent. She was raised in Portland, attending Multnomah
Elementary School in her early years. In 1946, she moved to Los Angeles, California with
her mother Margaret and daddy, George List where she attended 54th St. Elementary.
Class of 1955. She enjoyed singing in choirs in high school and at church with friends.
Sandy attended the University of Oregon for two years. As a freshman, she was president
of Susan Campbell Hall and pledged Alpha Phi Sorority.
Sandy married Dick Dominey in 1960. They made their home in Portland, Oregon, and had
two daughters: Marcey and Dana. Sandy married Mort Henig on October 7, 1989,
following a whirlwind romance that started at West Hills Racquet Club. They shared 20
wonderful years together.
She will be remembered as a devoted wife to Mort, a loving mother to her two daughters,
a loving Nana to her many grandchildren, and a wonderful and devoted friend to those
fortunate to have known her. She touched people with her grace and strength and love
of life. She had a positive attitude right to the end.
Prior to being married, she worked at Pacific Telephone & Telegraph, as a secretary in the
Engineering Department. A highlight for her was being selected to work as a model at the
World Exposition demonstrating the latest in telephone equipment. When her girls attended
school she served on the Waverly Children’s Home Guild and was a leader of Campfire Girls.
She was a secretary at various companies and a dental receptionist. In later years, Sandy
volunteered for the SMART reading program and a worked as a greeter for Civic Outreach.
Tennis was a very important part of Sandy’s life. As an accomplished tennis player, she
played many levels of competitive tennis over the years. She won tournaments, district
championships, and was seven times either the Oregon State Champion or a finalist in
doubles. She represented the Pacific Northwest at several USTA National tournaments.
She participated in City League, USTA Adult, USTA Seniors, and USTA Super Seniors,
besides her regular twice weekly play with friends.
She enjoyed traveling abroad. She and Mort went on a safari in Kenya and took trips to
Paris, Italy, Spain, and Canada. Mort and Sandy spent months in Palm Desert over the
last few years, making many new tennis and golf friends. Her absolute favorite place in
the world was Cannon Beach where she owned a second home.
Nana made lasting memories with her grandchildren at Eagle Crest Resort and Cannon
Beach. She was an avid flower gardener who surrounded herself with colored blooms at
her homes. .
Survivors include her loving husband Mort Henig of Portland; two daughters and their
spouses: Marcey and James Pinkerton of Seattle, Washington; Dana and Joel Campbell
of Salem, Oregon; three step sons and their spouses: Robert and Suzanne Henig of
Maryland; Howard Henig of Florida; Alan and Risa Henig of Florida; and seven
grandchildren: Adam, Ryan, Christian, Sam, Rachael, Nathan, and Natalie.
Her smile could light up a room. She'll be remembered as a wonderful, beautiful, and
ethical lady. She was a class act who lived life to its fullest. She died from cancer with
courage, dignity, and grace.