Lindy Wagner '00 June 7, 2023 3:24 PM updated: June 7, 2023 3:36 PM
Lindy Sanders Wagner
May 16, 1978 - May 31, 2023
Lindy Sanders Wagner, beloved daughter, the third child of Rex and Judy Sanders, was born May 16, 1978. She entered Heaven to spend eternity with her Blessed Savior Wednesday, May 31, 2023, after an extended illness.
Lindy was the treasured wife of Kirk Thomas Wagner and the best mother ever to Thomas Finn Wagner (17), Hadley Jane Wagner (13), Gibson Rex Wagner (11), and Amelia Scout Wagner (7). She will be missed beyond measure by family, friends, co-workers, former students, other sports enthusiasts and anyone who met her and saw the light within her.
In 1996 Lindy graduated from A&M Consolidated High School in College Station where her devotion to service and enthusiasm for spirit were evident in positions of Student Body President and Head Cheerleader. Her peers voted her Most Spirited. Everyone knew Lindy as a tenacious advocate for the people and things she loved.
Lindy was a proud Fightin’ Texas Aggie, Class of 2000. There she was a Chi Omega and student representative on the Vision 2020 Committee. College friends refer to her as a “priceless friend,” “a light for others,” “a beautiful soul.”
From the very depths of her being, Lindy was an educator. Immediately after graduating A&M she began teaching for Bryan I.S.D. Later, after moving to Illinois, Lindy continued teaching the elementary students she loved. Her tenacious “fight” for the education of “her kids” was acknowledged by Lindy’s being named Educator of the Year. Upon her return to her native Texas, Lindy and her husband taught in the Cameron I.S.D., where Lindy was again named Teacher of the Year in her 2nd year there. Lindy loved teaching, but what made her a great teacher was her devotion to her students and her willingness to mentor and collaborate with other teachers. She was a valuable asset to any school; thus, Lindy was encouraged to go into administration which, after receiving her Master’s Degree, led to an Assistant Principal’s position in Cameron. Later, when Kirk took his ‘coach’s wife’ and ‘coach’s kids’ family to Thorndale, the I.S.D. benefitted in Lindy’s work as District Testing Coordinator and Student Services Coordinator. One of her co-workers there noted, “Lindy came to work on days when walking from the elementary school to middle school wiped her out… and she walked to us when called. She was in pain every day for almost two years. And every chance she got she came to be with us, because she loved teaching, because she loved us. Tough times call for tough people. God doesn’t make them tougher than Lindy. She was tough because she loved big.”
One of Lindy’s favorite places was a baseball field. She loved the sport, especially when she was watching her Dad coach or cheering her husband’s teams to victory. However, one can only imagine the pride that Lindy felt and the joy on her face as she watched her babies participate in any sporting event. She delighted in all of their accomplishments: school achievement, band, cheerleading, theatre, and FCA. Lindy was their biggest encourager and most faithful advocate. Lindy loved her children deeply with all her heart.
Lindy is survived by her husband Kirk Wagner, children Finn, Hadley, Gibson and Scout Wagner; her parents Rex and Judy Sanders; her siblings LeAnn Sanders Cassani (Rick), and Kyle Sanders (Rachel); nieces Cameron Hill, Jordan Hill, Ellie Radtke, Ashley Spamos; nephews Hayden Hill, Clayton Sanders, Landon Sanders and Rock Radtke.; sisters-in-law Liz Radtke and Shari Wagner; and mother-in-law Mary Shoening.
Visitation with family will be at First Baptist Church, Thorndale, June 12 from 5-8 pm. A Celebration of Life service will be held at Grace Bible Church Anderson (700 Anderson Street), in College Station at 10:30 am on Tuesday, June 13. Reception will follow.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations for the Wagner children’s college scholarship fund via: