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Sandra "Sandy" Marlene (Greenfield) Deitz

October 1, 1945 — August 6, 2023

Little Rock, Arkansas

Sandy Greenfield Deitz, a dedicated educator, avid reader, and passionate debater, passed away on Sunday, August 6, 2023 at the age of 77. Born in Little Rock, Arkansas, she leaves behind a legacy of academic excellence and intellectual curiosity that touched the lives of many.

Sandy was born in the heart of Little Rock in 1945 and grew up with a deep appreciation for learning. This passion led her to pursue a career in education, where she became a beloved mathematics teacher at both Little Rock Central High School and Episcopal Collegiate. For over 20 years, Sandy's commitment to her students went beyond the classroom, as she inspired countless young minds to explore the beauty of numbers and problem-solving.

Beyond her professional accomplishments, Sandy was a woman of many interests. An avid reader with an insatiable appetite for knowledge, she could often be found with her nose buried in a book from various genres, expanding her understanding of the world around her. Her intellectual curiosity extended to political topics, and she relished engaging in spirited debates with friends and family, always fostering thoughtful discussions and encouraging open-mindedness.

Sandy's Sunday evenings were often filled with the charm of Masterpiece Theater on PBS. She had a deep admiration for the arts and found solace and inspiration in the world of drama and storytelling.

She is survived by her two daughters, Tyler Deitz-Harris (Steve) of Birmingham, AL and Kendall Freeman of Little Rock; one brother, Charles Greenfield (Helen) of North Little Rock, AR two sisters, Colleen Dobbs Austin, AR., and Carolyn Busssard-Lamb of California, as well as many nieces and nephews, who remember her not only for her intellectual pursuits but also for her unwavering love, support, and dedication to her family.

Sandy's memory will continue to live on in the hearts and minds of all who had the privilege of knowing her. Her legacy as an educator, a seeker of truth, and a vibrant soul will remain an inspiration to those who strive to make a positive impact on the world around them.

Arrangements by Arkansas Cremation, 10515 W Markham St, Ste B1, Little Rock, AR 72205.  

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