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Sandra Hendrick Staley was born in Ft Knox, Kentucky, to Robert Ellis Hendrick and Helen Bartholomew. She lives in Midand, Texas and has four children Catherine Elizabeth Staley Hyde; Paul G. Staley; Mark Ellis Staley and Jennifer Elaine Staley Kostohoryz.

Sandra has a BS from McMurry University in History and Speech with a minor in Religion. She was a history and debate teacher at Midland Public Schools for three years. 

Memberships

  • Baronial Order of the Magna Charta

  • Colonial Dames of America

  • Daughters of the Republic of Texas

  • DelMarVa First Families, Founder

  • Descendants of Brian Boru

  • Descendants of Early Postmasters

  • Descendants of Sheriffs and Constables of Colonial and Antebellum America

  • First Families of Kentucky

  • Founders Fellowship

  • Hereditary Society of Teachers, National President; National Recording Secretary

  • Jamestowne Society

  • National Gavel Society

  • National Guild of St. Margaret of Scotland

  • National Huguenot Society, President General; Vice President General

  • National Society Colonial Dames XVII Century, Chapter President; Chapter Vice President

  • National Society Colonial Daughters of the Seventeenth Century, Chapter President

  • National Society Dames of the Court of Honor

  • National Society Daughters of Colonial Wars

  • National Society Daughters of the American Colonists, Chapter Secretary; State Junior Page

  • National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, Former Chapter Regent; Nominated for Texas Outstanding Junior

  • National Society Descendants of Early Quakers

  • National Society Magna Charta Dames and Barons, State First Executive Vice President

  • National Society of Fossors 1609-1850

  • National Society of New England Women

  • National Society of Saints and Sinners

  • National Society Sons and Daughters of Antebellum Planters

  • National Society Southern Dames of America

  • National Society United States Daughters of 1812, Chapter President

  • Nicholas Martiau Association

  • Order of Descendants of Ancient Planters

  • Order of Descendants of the Justiciars

  • Order of the Founders of North America 1492-1692

  • Order of Medieval Women

  • Order of the Crown of Charlemagne in America

  • Order of the Descendants of El Cid

  • Order of the First Families of Maryland

  • Order of the Kings and Queens of the Holy Land

  • Order of the Merovingian Dynasty

  • Order of the Monarchs of Rheims

  • Order of the Norman Conquest

  • Order of the Sovereigns of Ancient Scandinavia

  • Order of the Steel Magnolias

  • Sons and Daughters of Virginia Founding Fathers

  • Sons and Daughters of the Colonial and Antebellum Bench and Bar 1565-1861

  • The Commonwealth Assembly

  • The Continental Society Daughters of Indian Wars

  • The Hereditary Order of Descendants of Colonial Governors

  • The Hereditary Order of the Families of the Presidents and First Ladies of America

  • The National Society Sons and Daughters of the Pilgrims

  • The Order of American Cousins of the Present and Future Kings of Great Britian

  • The Order of First Families of Connecticut

  • The Royal Order of Saint George

  • The Winthrop Society

  • United Daughters of the Confederacy, Chapter President


Other

  • Appointed Midland Community Ambassador to Greece, 1967

  • Midland Junior League, sustainer

  • Midland Junior Woman’s Association, past president

  • Ballet Midland, past Board member

  • Midland Symphony Guild, past president

  • Midland Country Club Ladies Association, past president

  • Petroleum Club of Midland Ladies Association, past president

  • Minute Club of Midland, debutante presentation; past president

  • Community Children’s Clinic, past president and board member

  • Midland PTA, past president for San Jacinto Junior High

  • Midland Genealogical Society, past president

  • Midland Cerebral Palsy Center, past volunteer

  • Bush House Childhood Home, docent

  • Named Outstanding Woman by the Permian Basin Girl Scouts for 2010

  • Midland Centennial Library Foundation Board


Sandra is a member of the First Presbyterian Church and is a poetry writer.