Sandra Lynn DeVries (Ellis)

sandra  devries (ellis)

May 11, 1957 ~ March 4, 2022

Born in: Gary, Indiana
Resided in: Pueblo West, Colorado

Service for Sandra Lynn DeVries:

Sandra Lynn DeVries (Ellis), 64, passed away March 4th, 2022, Pueblo West, Colorado. Survived by her husband, Steven DeVries; children, Jeremy DeVries (Robin DeVries), Daniel Spleha (Kate Spleha), Benjamin DeVries (Amanda DeVries), Sarah Beth Herman (Devon Herman), Jennifer Lynn Melvin (Rusty Melvin), Katherine Mary Pacek, Tyler DeVries; grandchildren, Sadie, Alexis, Sophia, Christine, Thalia, Christopher, Cameron, Shelton, Whitney, Zayden, Keagan, Emma, Siena, Avery, Jazmin. Preceded in death by son, Travis James DeVries; father, James Milton Ellis; mother, Mary Ellis; maternal grandparents, Nick and Rosa Oster (Theiss); paternal grandparents, James B and May E. Ellis. Along with many other loved ones.
Born May 11th, 1957, Gary, Indiana, and adopted on December 14th, 1959, by James M. and Mary R. Ellis in Cook County, Illinois.
Sandy was a “Jane of all trades” and a “Master of Mom.” She attended Goodrich Primary School through 8th grade and went on to graduate from Downers Grove South High School, Downers Grove, Illinois at the age of 17. Sandy achieved a bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Finance from Northern Illinois University. While raising her children she was a realtor, accountant, waitress, bartender, grant writer, artist, volunteer for all things and cheerleading coach. Sandy was an avid sewer and enjoyed playing Bingo, Bunco, Cribbage, watching sports of any kind, coaching cheerleading, cooking, baking, attending church, reading her Bible, writing poetry, making crafts, and raising her children. Cremation at Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Saturday, March 12, 2022, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Complimentary luncheon provided by her children in the Montgomery & Steward Banquet Hall, immediately following the service. RSVP to Sarah Beth Herman 310-993-9992 or
In lieu of flowers, please send donations in Sandy’s name to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 7023, Merrifield, VA 22116-7023 . Livestream and online condolences:


Memorial Service: March 12, 2021 11:00 am

Montgomery & Steward Funeral Chapel
1317 N. Main Street
Pueblo, CO 81003


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  1. Our prayers and deepest heartfelt condolences go out to you and your family during this most difficult time.

  2. My condolences to your family for the passing of your Mom and wife, Sandy.

    Sandy and I first met in 1962 at the ages of 5 and 7. Over the course of many years we went from just two kids who’s parents were friends, to two kids whom became friends, and then step-brothers/sisters. We were a very constant presence in each other’s lives for many, many years sharing parents and grandparents. From my earliest recollections I remember Great Grandma (Mae) and Great Grandpa Ellis (James) as being my adopted grandparents, as well as Great Grandma Kimmie and Maude (McAlpine).

    Even though our lives were separated by many miles and years, Sandy and my lives were closely intertwined for almost 60 years. I will always remember her fondly as my step-sister and friend. I hope that time will soon replace the pain of your Mom’s passing with the pleasure of the memories of your lives together. I wish Sandy peace as she begins her journey into forever.

  3. Sandy was such a wonderful person. She will always be in my heart and missed very much. Rest In Peace

  4. A very beautiful,loving kind caring lady and a great mom, friend and 2nd mom to my kids. God Bless You. Love you forever🙏🙏🙏🙏

  5. Mama you will be missed all the days of my life I have left here on Earth. I love you deeply. I’ll forever cherish our final days together. Thank you to everyone who has supported all of us kids as we remember our sweet and kind mother. God bless you all and may our Mama Rest In Peace.

  6. What a beautiful tribute to your mom and great pictures! Sandy was always kind and loving to me and she loved her family with all her heart. She was sick for so long and I’m so glad that she is finally healed and at peace and able to be with her loved ones who have passed on. My prayers for comfort for all of you.

  7. I grew up with sandy as my cousin and friend family vacations. Uncle Jim teaching me the art of martini making as soon as I could see over the bar cart. Aunt Mary was by far my favorite aunt my daughter is named after her and my mother who was her best friend . I pray for your family and that she has found our parents in heaven

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