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Sandra E. “Sandie” Kaiser, of Beaufort, SC and Maine, passed away May 18, 2019 after a series of strokes. Her beloved husband of nearly 30 years was by her side.

Sandie was born in Brunswick, Maine, November 12, 1948, the daughter of Robert R. Rush and Beatrice M. Humphrey. She attended Brunswick schools and graduated in 1967. She became a wife and mother to three children. When they were older, she passed the state test and became a licensed social worker, an achievement she was most proud of.

Sandie married James Kaiser in 1989 and became a mother in her heart to his two children.

Sandie loved her family and would host many gatherings while residing in Boothbay Harbor and Belgrade Lakes, Maine. She searched for unique and personal Christmas gifts for her children and grandchildren as she travelled across the country to photograph 46 state capitols. She was fascinated by her family’s history and spent time researching and capturing what she learned, creating scrapbooks to share with the next generations.

Most of all, she loved Jesus and loved serving Him by teaching bible studies, going on work and witness trips around the world, and hosting missionaries and pastors in her home. She took great pride in her two trips to South Sudan, where she assisted women in becoming more self-sufficient by helping them secure micro loans.

Sandie was predeceased by her brother, Timothy Rush, and a son, Jake Kaiser.

She is survived by her husband, Jim of Beaufort, SC; sister Christine Sherman and husband Wayne of Florida; daughter Kimberly Merrill and husband Fred of Richmond, Maine; daughter Misty Parkinson and husband Tom of Rockville, Maryland; daughter Sandi Fortune and husband Andy of Corning, New York; son Buddy Rogers and wife Jessica of Lisbon Falls, Maine; seven granddaughters, seven grandsons, two
great-granddaughters, and many nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 10 until 11 o’clock Thursday morning, May 23, 2019, at Port Royal Baptist Church Fellowship Hall.

A memorial service will be held at 11 o’clock Thursday morning, May 23, 2019, at Port Royal Baptist Church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the South Sudan Mission by visiting

Online Condolences

  1. Carol A. Clark says:

    Dear Jim and Family:

    I am so sorry to hear of Sandie’s passing. Please know that I’m thinking of you and praying that all will be well. It is so peaceful to know that she is with our Heavenly Father and with a brand new body!

    Love & Blessings,

  2. David and Myrna Arthur says:

    Jim and family:
    Sorry to hear of Sandie’s passing. Know David and I are praying for the all of you.

    David and Myrna

  3. Dan & Kathy Joyce says:

    We are so sorry that Sandie has passed. Thankful she is with her Savior. We are praying for you, Jim, and the whole family. May God give you comfort and peace.

  4. Gary & Dian Capen says:

    To Jim, Family and Friends,
    We mourn your loss and reach out to you with our love, thoughts and prayers.
    As the Hymn of Promise says: “In the end is our beginning, in our time, infinity; In our doubt there is believing; in our life, eternity, in our death a resurrection; at the last, a victory, Unrevealed until it’s season, something God alone can see.”
    Through and in our pain God surrounds us with His Love in many ways.
    God bless you and keep you and make His face to shine upon you and bring you peace. ❤️

  5. Deborah Walace says:

    We are s sorry for your mother’s passing. But we all know where she is, and it is a comfort to know you will see her again. While you go through this valley, just know we are praying for you and your loved ones.
    Deepest Sympathy,
    From Steve and Debbie

  6. Chet and Elaine Gurski says:

    We are so sorry for your loss. May God bless your family.

  7. Shital M. Shah says:

    I am very sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you

    May her soul rest in peace.

    From Shital M. Shah

  8. Katy Gallagher says:

    I’m so sorry for your loss.
    Holding you all close in thought and prayer.
    Lots of love-

  9. Debra Lewis says:

    So sorry Jim to hear of Sandie’s passing. Such a special lady who made all who surrounded her feel special. We will pray for you and your family in the days and weeks to come for comfort and peace as you heal. May God bless and keep you all in His tender arms. Deb and Dwight Lewis

  10. Debbie Crawford says:

    Jim and Family,

    I am so sorry to hear about your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Hugs are coming your way.


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