Sandie Kay Mader

Mar 10, 1977 - Oct 7, 2019


Sandie Kay Mader, 42, passed away unexpectedly October 7th at her home in Elk Grove California.

Sandie was born March 10, 1977 at Wiesbaden, Hessen, Germany to Pamela Kay Hamm, nee Bryant and Kurt Dean Hamm while her father was serving in the U.S. Air Force. Sandie was raised in her two worlds of Orange Grove Texas and Sacramento, California, with a stint in Louisiana – where she acquired a lifelong love of shaved ice. After finishing High School in Sacramento Sandie started a family with her first husband Timothy McCurdy in California. While raising four children and working two jobs spanning from California to Texas Sandie graduated from the University of Phoenix with her Bachelors of Arts in Management. In 2008 Sandie achieved her professional dream and became a teacher at Mayde Creek Junior High in Katy Texas. Teaching, and her students, were her passion. January 1 of 2016 Sandie remarried to her husband John Mader at their home making it official that one plus one equals one. Sandie loved people, giving, the outdoors, and was an accomplished backpacker. Inspired by the movie Wild Sandie hiked seventy miles in four days on her honeymoon. Sandie was privately religious.

Sandie is survived by her loving husband John Mader, her beautiful children Timothy “Alex” McCurdy, Sarah McCurdy, Matthew “Matty” McCurdy, Evelyn “Evy” McCurdy, her mother Pamela Stehle and father Kurt Hamm, her sister Zada Bates and brother Micheal Stehle and her children’s father Timothy McCurdy.

Services and a celebration of Life will be announced soon.


  • Nancy Ostrowski says:

    My deepest sympathy to John, children and family. Sending love and strength to all of you during this most difficult time. I will always hold Sandie’s warmth and friendship in my heart. – Nancy Ostrowski

  • Tien says:

    Of the few events that I was able to attend at the Mader Ranch. Sandy was always able to find a few moments to help me pull myself together while I was dealing with my health issues. I will never forget the smile that would spread across her face as she reached out to hug me. I’m lost for words but I have so much to say. Rest In Peace my friend.

  • Carrie says:

    I didn’t know Sandie that well but I’ll always remember how warm and kind she instantly was to me (a stranger). I’m sorry I didn’t get the chance to know her better and my heart goes out to her family.

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