Amber L. Sanders, 30, of Pueblo West, Colo., passed away July 6, 2013. Survived by her parents, Lorrie and Robert Heckmann; sons, Kolby, Caleb and Carter; siblings, Matt, Robert (Shelby) and Alissa; grandparents, Betty Sanders and Bob Heckmann; and numerous friends and co-workers. Preceded in death by a grandfather, Ken Sanders. Amber was born Feb. 1, 1983, in Modesto, Calif. She loved spending time with her family and friends. Visitation, Tuesday, 5-7 p.m. and funeral service 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 10, both at Montgomery & Steward Chapel, 1317 N. Main St., Pueblo, CO. Memorial contributions may be made to Amber Sanders Children's Fund through the funeral home. Online condolences,

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  1. I’m Melissa Mansbridge’s future mother-in-law. Melissa is a fellow-Applebee’s friend, co-worker and occasional babysitter to Carter. Melissa texted a picture of Carter to me one day when she was caring for him at my duplex while doing some laundry. I was touched by his sweet smile and could see Amber’s love for him in his eyes. When Melissa shared the news about Amber, it crushed me. My deepest feelings go to her Mom, Dad, her dear three boys, her brothers & sister, and grandparents and friends. I’m so sorry for your loss.

  2. We love you Amber and we will miss you. To Amber’s family we send our condolences. Amber was taken from you far too soon but we know that she will continue to live on in your hearts.
    -Sierra Galloway & Patrick Smith

  3. Amber, I’ve known & worked by you for 8 years through Applebee’s. We spent many late nights talking late about our children,us being Cali girls, life, love & The Backstreet Boys. From the start you always had a welcoming smile, kid like laugh, hard worker & a eternal bond with your boys. I send my love to you from far away & you’ll always be my Apple Buddy. Heaven has its angel back & your boys have the strongest guardian angel. Much love for you, your family & especially your boys. Love forever your Apple Buddy, Crystal Krowski

  4. Lorrie, I am so sorry for the loss of Amber. I am very thankful I was able to meet her when I came to visit Colorado so many years ago. I wish words could comfort but I know they can’t. Please know ya’ll are all in my thoughts and prayers. Love ya’ll!
    Staci Nivens

  5. We are so sorry for your loss. You are all like family to us and our heart aches for the loss of Amber. She truly was an amazing person and she will never be forgotten. Just know that you are in our thoughts and prayers and if we can do anything for you let us know! Love you all.

    Lori and Pramote
    (Ladytwo & PK)

  6. Matthew may you and your family’s hearts and souls find peace and comfort. May the blessings of love be upon you all, may its peace abide with you and may its essence illuminate your hearts, now and forever more.

    With all our Love’� Cyndi & Ron Vasco

  7. To The Family,
    I am so sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to you in your time of sorrow. May you let God’s Word comfort you when it reads, ‘If an able-bodied man dies can he live again? You will call, and I myself shall answer you. For the work of your hands you will have a yearning.’� (Job 14:14, 15). God will have a yearning to resurrect faithful ones.

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