Andrea "Andy" Christine Banks

andrea banks

February 23, 1954 ~ March 27, 2023

Born in: Pueblo, CO
Resided in: Pueblo, CO

Andrea “Andy” Christine Banks, 69, of Pueblo, Colo., passed away Monday, March 27, 2023, following a highly spirited, over two-year fight against pancreatic cancer. Throughout her ordeal, her faith, hope, and love of life remained uncompromised. Andy was born to Clifford and Hannah Gibbs in Pueblo on February 23, 1954. She was preceded in death by her father, Clifford Gibbs. Andy is survived by her mother, Hannah Gibbs, loving husband of 45 years Warren Banks, beloved children Danielle (Mark) Raisler, and Tyler (Cassie) Banks and grandchildren Hadley, Nixon, and Emerson “Emmy” Banks, brother George (Dee) Gibbs, sister Jeri (Clint) Smith, brothers in law Jim (Susan) Banks and Tom (Patti) Banks as well as several nieces and nephews. Andy graduated from Pueblo South High School in 1972. She earned Bachelors and Masters degrees in education from the University of Southern Colorado and Adams State University respectively. She taught in Pueblo School District 60, primarily at Minnequa Elementary School for 25 years before retiring.

Andy was a genuinely beautiful, very personable, intelligent, and life-loving person who was absolutely adored by everyone that knew her. She had many interests during her life and became quite accomplished at everything she did. Her parents started her skiing when she was just old enough to walk. She instructed skiing through her college years, taught her own children how to ski, and continued to ski through most of her adult life. While in high school, she was an active participant in competitive rodeo doing barrel racing, advanced to compete in national high school finals, and was crowned the 1972 Colorado State High School Rodeo Queen. During her adult life, Andy enjoyed many outdoor activities, including rock climbing, competitive target archery, and her most recent passion, fly fishing. She was always great at crafty skills varying from sewing to cross stitch and created many articles of clothing and keepsakes for family and friends. Above all, Andy was a wonderful, loving, caring wife, mother, grandmother, and friend to many. She will be very greatly missed by all!

n lieu of flowers or food, please consider donating to Sangre de Cristo Community Care/Joni Fair Hospice House, 1920 Valley Dr., Pueblo, CO 81008 or the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (PanCAN), 1500 Rosecrans Ave. Ste. 200, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266 in Andy’s Memory. Celebration of Life Ceremony, 10 a.m., Saturday, April 22nd at 1st Presbyterian Church, 220 W. 10th St., Pueblo, Colorado. Online condolences,


Life Celebration: April 22, 2023 10:00 am

First Presbyterian Church
220 W. 10th Street
Pueblo, CO 81004


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  1. CandleImageAndy,
    You were always a breath of fresh air every time I talked to you!! Yes, we met over the fence but had a connection from my father (and siblings) working with Warren oh so many years ago.. I will miss you and your sweetness. Warren Tyler and Danielle I lift you all in healing comfort prayers. I apologize I am just seeing this now. God Bless you all
    Pat Gann Ferguson 🙏🏻❤️

  2. Dear Warren, Danielle, Tyler and Hannah,
    My heart is so sad hearing of your great loss! I’m flooded with happy memories since our families met and became friends. From kindergarten pictures of Danielle and Stacy, brownie troop sleepovers, watching all of them grow up makes me smile! Andy was always full of energy, positive, loved everything outdoors and wonderful mom and wife!
    She made an impact on many peoples’ lives. Her memory will be cherished!
    Sending continued love and prayers,
    Love, Carol

  3. After several really nice and hopfull Zoom meetings, we were so happy to see her successes in the fight against cancer, we were so sure she would win and we would meet in person in the future.
    But – our loved ones will always be by our side, no matter where they are – may her light always be by our side.
    The Banks family is in our thoughts and prayers epecially during the Celebration of Life Ceremony.
    With heartfelt condolences,
    Anja & Thomas Vogt, Regensburg, Germany

  4. To Warren Banks & Family,
    I was so saddened to hear of Andy’s passing. We would always talk when she would check on the Smith’s house. Sending prayers.

  5. Andy, I think of you every day! I know that we will meet again my friend! Miss you every day! Prayers for Warren and the family! Love you!💜


  6. We are so sorry to hear of your loss. What a find young lady. You are in our hearts., as youall was a great part of your lives, Rodeo and work at Comanche. Hank & Jane Gallegos

  7. Dear Warren, my old friend, my deepest condolences on the loss of your wife. It sounds like she was a special and remarkably talented lady. You are in my thoughts. Liz Stauffer Morrison

  8. Mrs. Banks, It was an honor to work with you at Minnequa. You were my niece’s teacher, which she truly adored you. RIP Mrs. Banks. Prayers for your family and friends who loved you very much🙏

  9. Andy,
    It was evident how you loved life & you lived it to the fullest. That light in your eyes was slowly fading the last few months and we could see it but did not want to except it, although we didn’t want to see you suffer any longer. RIP my friend and I hope there are big fish in heaven for you to catch & release.
    Love you, mean it! 💔

  10. We will always hold Andy’s warmth and goodness in our hearts. It will keep her memory alive.

  11. Dear Andy,
    When I heard you were gone, I was relieved that you’re no longer suffering & also angry that I didn’t have more chances to know & see you in this lifetime. I have fond memories of you from every time we visited & feel so lucky to have you in my extended family. My memories of you, however few, are of your joyful nature and your warm smile. You are missed & forever in my heart.

  12. Dear Andy,

    I have fond memories of the first time we met and every visit bwe had together since then as our children grew up. You introduced Tom and me to Crate and Barrel and always welcomed us warmly into your home. Your smile and joy was contagious. I think of you often and am so relieved that you are no longer in pain. Miss you and love you 😘

  13. Andy you were such an amazing women and I will truly miss your loving smile. My most enjoyable memories were our time together with our four loving children ❤️❤️. Love always, Kathy Kelley

  14. Andy you were such an amazing women and I will truly miss your loving smile. My most enjoyable memories were our time together with our four loving children ❤️❤️

  15. Andy,

    We will miss you so much. Your Beautiful smile and vivacious personality. I remember all the fun we had and family times.

    You will always be in my heart.

    Susan and Mike

  16. To my sweet sister and best friend you will be so missed but will be forever in my heart. I love and miss you so much💔😢. Someday my sweet girl we will be by each others side again. You were the best sister anyone could ever ask for!!!!

  17. To my sweet sister and best friend you will be so missed but will be forever in my heart. I love and miss you so much💔😢. Someday my sweet girl we will be by each others side again.

  18. Mom I love and miss you every day! I hear your voice daily and just want to talk to you…

    Hugs and kisses!!❤️❤️

    Love always,
    Tyler B.

  19. Andy you will be truly missed at our B&N group. It won’t be the same without you. I was so happy to give you the biggest hug the last time I saw you. As we say in our group “Love you Mean it” I will really miss you sweet lady.

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