Natalie Danielle Sands Mangum passed away July 30, 2015 in Provo, UT at the age of 26.
Natalie was born March 14, 1989 in Payson, Utah to Lori Sands and the late Lester Sands. She attended school in Payson, Spanish Fork, and Springville. She married her caring husband and best friend of 6 years, Joe Mangum, on December 28, 2013.
She loved animals, but was especially fond of ocean wildlife. Cephalopods and the fascinating abilities they possess were some of her favorite creatures, and she was passionately against animal cruelty. She enjoyed art and drawing, crafting beaded animals and characters, and writing her own poems and stories. She is loved and missed by her family and friends.
Natalie is survived by her husband, Joe, daughter, Hailey, step-children, Jamellia, Vannaka, and Cyrix, mother, Lori, brothers, Nick and Nathan (Jennifer), niece, Amelia, grandmother, LaVee, grandfather, Glenn, step-mother, Shanalee, half-siblings, Jessica, Samantha, Caleb, and many aunts, uncles and cousins. She was preceded in death by her father, Lester, grandmother, Penny, and grandfather, Dennis.