Maiden Name: Mazanec


Sandra K. “Sandy” Meyer, 78 of Lexington passed away Sunday, December 18, 2022 at the Lexington Regional Health Center.

Sandy was born February 27, 1944 in Lexington, Nebraska to George and Sophia (Burr) Mazanec. She graduated from Lexington High school and then attended and graduated from the Kearney State Teachers College.

Sandy was united I marriage to Merle “Mike” Meyer on June 1, 1971 in Denver, Colorado. The couple moved to Ames, Iowa and later to Sacramento, California before returning to Lexington in 1976. Sandy had always wanted to be a teacher in Lexington and worked for the Lexington Public School system for over forty years. She also worked at Orschelins for many years.

Sandy loved teaching and raising her horses.

Survivors include one sister: Georgialee Rodgers, one brother: Terry Mazanec as well as nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, sister: Dea Boersen and a brother: Larry Mazanec.

A memorial service will be held Monday, February 27, 2023 at 2:00 p.m. at the Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington.

Inurnment will take place in the Robb Cemetery, south of Lexington.

Memorials are suggested to the Sandra K. Meyer Teaching Scholarship through the Lexington Community Foundation.

Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington is honored to be assisting the family with arrangements. Please share online condolences with the family by visiting:


Eulogy by Audrey Downey, friend and co-worker at LHS

Thoughts about Sandy Meyer …
What can I say about Sandy without thinking of horses, dogs, Orscheln’s, fluorescent colored clothes with matching flashy tennis shoes and of course her love for teaching and the students she dedicated her life to for over 50 years .
Sandy started teaching at Lexington High School in the early 80’s. She was tough, she had a soft spot for her students, but she darn sure wanted them to learn and be able to do math. In her early years she served on every math committee here at LHS as well as at the educational service unit and received National Board Certification in 2000. Quite an accomplishment!
In the words of some of her students:
“She was the smartest math teacher we ever had”
“She once told us that she has forgotten more math than we will ever learn!”
“ She was so loyal to Lexington High School and had a balance of firmness and love.”
“She went hunting with a couple of us and even taught us how to gut a deer!”
“This is a secret but … If you got her talking about something else, the math assignment went away!”
The many students that she tutored, before and after school. She wanted students to do the work on their own and NOT rely on electronics to teach them. She wanted them to LOVE math!
At Christmas time her 2nd period class would decorate her classroom so festive and every student had a stocking hung in her classroom that Sandy would fill! Oh, and her handwriting … it was beautiful!!
Sandy lived in her classroom … … she would never go home … and it was obvious at times … There wasn’t a weekend you didn’t drive by and her pickup was not there. Speaking of pickups, she was pretty proud of her last new pickup the “black rebel” … in her own words “ just like me, a rebel!”
She loved to go to Kirk’s. She had her favorite food and crowd to visit with while there. Ana Gonzales would always be there to make her liver and onions! She also loved Red Lobster. On her last birthday, four students and myself took her to dinner at Red Lobster and she was in hog heaven!! The leftovers she brought home … Her refrigerator in her classroom was never empty, although at times, it needed to be.
You never had to wonder what Sandy had to say. If you didn’t ask she would tell you anyway! Was there ever a person she didn’t like … oh yeah, but hey at least she was honest!
Sporting events … You never walked up to an event at Lexington High School where she wasn’t taking the money. She knew who you were, how many kids you had, and why were some of your kids in trouble! She was always so genuinely excited for her students to succeed both in her classroom and outside of it. She would travel to sporting events to cheer them on or celebrate their successes in class!
State Soccer – Jr. Casillas wanted her there … his mom Maria, made sure Sandy made it to Omaha and oh my, could she cheer on those Minutemen! She was so proud of those boys. That is an understatement! She loved those boys!
Sandy received the Booster Club Award in 2020. She was so proud and she got quite the standing ovation that evening!
Sandy didn’t have any children but every student she came in contact with was considered one of her own. Even the tough ones, she loved them all.
Now speaking of Orschelns, You would talk to people and they would drive by to see if she was working as she knew where everything in that store was. If she wasn’t working they would wait and come back. Kids would go there to ask for help with homework! I never worked there, but it appeared to me when I would go and ask her for help that there wasn’t a customer she didn’t know by name.
Sandy was an animal lover. Horses and dogs. She loved them and was so proud to talk about them and show you pictures. When she had a mare that was going to deliver … she would let you know and she would sit up all night to make sure everything was ok and then come straight to work.
I stated that she loved animals, but not all of them … I remember the story about the opossum getting into the house one night and she decided she better take care of it, so she got her gun out and shot it!
Kenny Seberger. Thank you … She depended on you so much and you did so much for her. When she was sick, you helped to care for her and her animals and you even did her shopping! She could not have done it without You!
Ann Young, thank you for your dedicated care for Sandy up until her last day.
To the many people that helped her in her last year, with food, transportation, housing, conversations and her trips for Chemo. I remember her trips back to Lex following chemo, first stop was Wendys. A cheeseburger with no mustard and fries! She loved it!
I can remember during her last days, Kelly Buck and myself had each been to see her. Although, she could barely talk, she squeezed our hands … she knew we were there and she knew she was loved.
Sandy Meyer was a one of a kind. This reminds me of her …
Work like you don’t need the money, love like you have never been hurt and dance like no one is watching. That was Sandy …
Audrey Downey