Eccentric Socialite is as Ridiculous in Death As She Was in Life


Dave found the story of Sandra West, the wife of a Texas Oil tycoon who loved everything over the top and ended up being buried in a very strange way. 



On May 19, 1977, West – a Beverly Hills socialite and widow of Texas oil tycoon Ike West – and her $20,000 car were positioned in a concrete box, placed in a grave at the Alamo Masonic Cemetery and covered with cement to thwart vandals.

And while many gathered for the burial, none were mourning family or friends.

Instead, around 300 spectators and reporters looked on to witness a crane navigate around tombstones and place the box into a grave measuring 19 feet long, 10 feet wide and 9 feet deep, according to an original Express-News report from May 19, 1977.

Sandara died from a prescription overdose, read more about it here.


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