Brenda Kay Derr, 55, passed away June 16, 2012. Survived by her husband, Rick L. Derr; children, Jason (Leslie) Derr and Christy Derr; grandchildren, Jaylen Kay, Michael Rick and Andrew Steven Derr; siblings, Jo Glenn, Vella Cannady, Betty (Tony) McQuay, Marjorie (Jim) Schooley and Jim Vansandt; numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her parents, Virgil and Velma Vansandt; and siblings, Frances Cernoia, Kenneth Vansandt and Virgil Vansandt. Brenda was born March 3, 1957, in Pueblo. She enjoyed caring for her grandchildren, golfing, snow skiing, hiking and vacationing with her family. Service, 11 a.m. Friday, June 22, 2012, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery. In lieu of food and flowers, memorials may be made to Breast Cancer Research through Montgomery & Steward Funeral Directors, 1317 N. Main St., Pueblo, CO 81003. Online condolences, www.montgomerysteward.com

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  1. Thank you for all of your kindness. She was a very loving and kind person. She wss filled with anger in the end but that’s not who she was most of her life. Things comments were a very nice surprise.
    Thank you all
    Christy Derr

  2. It’s probably been 17 years since I last saw Brenda – but she has always had a positive impact on me since. I remember the fun we had at Burt Ford, at Pinehurst Country Club, and our escapades in the piano bar Sing- Sing.

    I still hold on to all the advice you gave me – I think of you often, and always will. And I still wear the perfume, Tresor!

    My heart goes out to Rick, Jason and Christy. I am deeply sorry for your loss – I wish I would have found out sooner; Brenda was amazing.

    Michelle Shannon

  3. It’s probably been 17 years since I last saw Brenda – but she has always had a positive impact on me since. I remember the fun we had at Burt Ford, at Pinehurst Country Club, and our escapades in the piano bar Sing- Sing.

    I still hold on to all the advice you gave me – I think of you often, and always will. And I still wear the perfume, Tresor!

    My heart goes out to Rick, Jason and Christy. I am deeply sorry for your loss – I wish I would have found out sooner; Brenda was amazing.

  4. Rick –
    Kodi and I are so saddened by the news of Brenda’s passing. Our hearts go out to you and your family. You will find great strength from each other and especially in your grandchildren, they have a way of making everything a little brighter. Allow your friends and family to help you in anyway possible, because that’s what real friends do.
    Our hearts, thoughts and prayers are with you,
    Suzanne and Kodi Hooper

  5. Dear Rick, Jason and family,

    We are so sorry to hear about your loss. We pray that God will give your family strengh to carry you through this tragedy.

    Much love and prayers,
    Bet and Tim Gaylord

  6. Rick, reading so many messages from so many friends, it’s clear that Brenda touched a lot of people over many years. Our family wishes you nothing but happiness for the future. Kevin, Sara, Adelaide, Connor, Catalina and Lila

  7. Rick, Jason and Christie-Our thoughts are with you. Brenda was a cool lady and she mattered. We are very sorry to hear of your loss and send you our deepest sympathy. Take care of each other.

  8. Rick, Jason, Christie, You have my condolences. I’m very sorry for your loss and We all know that Brenda is in a better place. You all have my prayers.

  9. Rick and Family, We are so sorry to hear about Brenda. May your love for each other comfort you in this difficult time. God Bless you all.
    Dave and Coni

  10. Rick, Christy, Jason & Family. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. ” CHRIST SAID ABSENT FROM THE BODY,PRESENT WITH THE LORD.

  11. Rick,Jason & Christie,
    We are sorry to learn of your loss.
    In the midst of sorrow…May you always have Angels & Friends all around you.
    Debbie & Bill

  12. RICK,JASON &CHRISTIE, WISH I WERE THERE. SORRY FOR YOUR LOST! LOVE YOU GUYS. HOPE TO SEE YOU BY THE END OF YEAR. SINCERELY TOMMY

  13. Rick,

    You, Brenda, Jason and Christy are in my thoughts and prayers durning this difficult time. I am so sorry for your loss.

  14. I am so sorry to hear about Brenda’a Death. She was such a sweet person and loved her family so very much.
    She will be missed!
    With deepest Sympathy.
    Janet and James Mitchell

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