Sandra Gay Rolland, 73 – Passed May 5, 2020

Sandra Gay Rolland, 73, of Mountain Grove, Missouri, passed away on May 5, 2020 at Autumn Oaks Caring Center in Mountain Grove after a hard fight with cancer.

She was born on July 15, 1946 in Cabool, Missouri, the daughter of George Ward and Hazel Dell (Hall) Gan.

Sandra lived several places around the country before coming back to the area and making her home. She was an avid horse person, belonging to many organizations in one capacity or another. She also wrote several books on Arabian horses, as those were her passion.

Sandra was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Rhonda Maxine Gilbert.

She is survived by her sons, Ward Rolland and family of Mountain Grove and Bruce Rolland of Paris, Missouri; a brother, Gary Gan of Mountain Grove; two sisters, Taska Zulke of Waverly, Nebraska, and Nada Johnston of Cabool; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and -nephews and many friends. She will be dearly missed by all those who knew and loved her.

No services are planned at this time. Arrangements were under the direction of Elliott-Gentry-Carder Funeral Home of Cabool. Online condolences may be made at