February 3, 1942 - October 18, 2021
Sandra Mary Rios, 79, passed away peacefully October 18, 2021, at home with her family and dogs by her side in Westminster, Colorado. Sandra was born February 3rd, 1942, in Denver to Rudolph and Consuela Rios. Sandra was always a strong woman. She chose to stop attending school after the 8th grade to raise her siblings after her mother passed away. Later in life she raised five amazing children of her own. Her children blessed her with nine grandchildren and her grandchildren continued to bless her with eighteen great-grandchildren. Sandra loved driving which led her to work for RTD for many years and several other transportation companies. She was particular though, she only like driving plain buses, she did not care for buses with extra bells and whistles. She was also, an amazing cook and baker; she could make beautiful wedding and birthday cakes like no other. She could fix anything, and her magic ways to fix everything was duct tape and permabond. She loved the ocean and being with her family in San Jose, California along with camping and fishing. Sandra was wise beyond her years. She was a woman who spoke her mind and she did not hold back. Even when telling you exactly how she felt, you always felt her love. Sandra was a dedicated sister, mother, and grandmother. She was never willing to let anyone down. She was devout in her Catholic faith. She kept the rosary that her sister had given to her, with her always, and prayed with it daily. Sandra had a hard life, but she fought even harder. She fought valiantly until the end. Sandra is survived by her beautiful sisters Linda, Genevive and Connie. Daughters Laura and Janette, sons Albert and his wife Sunny, John and his wife Sandra. Grandchildren Joy, Felicia and her husband Kevin, Cassandra, Alvineo and his wife Shatara, Cori and her fiancé Spenser, Quinn and her husband Dustin, Mersedez, Chance and Jay and his wife Phylicia. Great Grandchildren Killian, Kieran, Kiel, Xavier, Octavian, Marcus, Nevaeh, Isaiah, Toni, Jaxon, Harmony, Jorden, Donovan, Uriah, Nickoli, Zyon, Noah, and Americus. She was preceded in death by her mother Consuela and father Rudolph, her brothers Manuel and Frankie, her sister Luwana and Marylou and her daughter Nina. Sandra was loved and will be dearly missed by many friends and family. Rosary followed by memorial mass will be held at St. Mark Catholic Church on Friday, November 5, 2021. You are invited to join us at a memorial reception at the Mercury Reception Hall, 3006 W. 72nd Ave. Westminster, CO 80030 from 3:00 pm until 7:00 pm. Food, drinks, stories and laughter will be shared; a cash bar will also be available. Please note that parking for the hall will be at Goody's restaurant located next door.
Sandra Mary Rios, 79, passed away peacefully October 18, 2021, at home with her family and dogs by her side in Westminster, Colorado. Sandra was born February 3rd, 1942, in Denver to Rudolph and Consuela Rios. Sandra was always a strong woman.... View Obituary & Service Information
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