Sandy Fehrman

First post: Apr 30, 2018 Latest post: Jun 17, 2018
Sandra Lea Oxley Fehrman passed away on June 3rd, 2018, at the young age of 70. Sandra was born in Bradford, PA, the daughter of the late Richard Oxley and Esther Dahlgren Oxley. After graduating from Binghamton High School, Sandy earned her undergraduate degree in Elementary education with a minor in Religion from Western College for Women in Oxford, Ohio. Sandy married her college sweetheart Roger Fehrman, in 1970. After teaching kindergarten and 1st grade children, she decided to take a break from teaching to raise her three children. Sandy then decided to go back to school, earning her Masters in Social Work from the University of South Carolina. Sandy had a passion for helping children and used her degree to counsel neglected and abused children and their families. Sandy worked at Greenville Mental Health, Greenville Children’s Advocacy Center as a play therapist for young children. Sandy’s last job was at Compass of the Carolina’s. During Sandy’s many careers, she was diagnosed with Stage 4 breast cancer. She eventually felt that she could no longer maintain a full-time job and decided to dedicate her life to informing the community of Cancer Services, and to help raise money for Cancer Research. In the meantime, Sandy continued to receive chemotherapy for her extensive disease. Surpassing all odds, Sandy fought, and survived her diagnosis for an unheard of 26 years and 27 different chemotherapy treatment regimens. This is just one of the many ways that Sandy showed everyone her strength and tenacity. Sandy had a light and kindness about her that drew people to her, creating friends with practically everyone that she met. Sandy loved spending time with her friends, spreading her infectious laugh and love. Sandy most enjoyed spending time with her family and especially her grandchildren. 

The family wishes to thank Dr. Larry Gluck and his staff for Sandy’s superb treatment and care. She spent the end of her life at McCall’s Hospice House where she received outstandingcare from all the staff. 

She is survived by her loving husband Roger Fehrman; her brother Steve (Cindy) Oxley; her daughter Heather Fehrman; two sons, Joel (Maggie) Fehrman; and Ryan (Robyn) Fehrman and their two children Fiona and Miles. Her memorial service will be held June 10th at 2:30 at Mackey Mortuary at 300 Century Drive with a Celebration of Life reception at the Poinsett Club from 4:00-6:00pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to GHS Cancer Institute at 300 McBee Ave, Suite 503, Greenville, SC, 29601.