Sandra 'Sandy' Merle Stein, 74, died peacefully on July 26, 2017, after a courageous battle with cancer. Sandy was born on Sept. 23, 1942 in Tucson, AZ. She is preceded in death by her parents, Norman and Rhoda (Hayutin) Fuchs; sister, Marsha (Fuchs) Playman; in-laws, Emanuel and Ruth (Dobin) Stein; and sister-in-law, Sheila (Stein) Horton. She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Marvin Stein; brother, Henry Fuchs; children, Shari (Andy) Munitz and Mindy (David) Carton; grandchildren, Jazz Munitz, Melody Munitz, Emerson Carton, Holden Carton and Harper Carton; and other loving family members. Sandy graduated from West High School in Phoenix, AZ in 1960. In 1964, she graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Colorado-Boulder, where she was selected as one of five outstanding women in her graduating class. From the moment she arrived in Pueblo in 1964, Sandy immersed herself into the local community. Her involvement in more than 40 local, state, and national organizations improved the lives of many. She helped numerous causes and institutions in Pueblo alone, including the initiation of the Battered Women's Shelter and the development and building of the Buell Children's Museum. She was recognized for her contributions to various causes by receiving more than 25 awards; including induction into the 2001 City of Pueblo Hall of Fame and the 2016 Pueblo Chamber of Commerce 'Citizen of the Year'. Sandy donated her body to the Colorado Anatomical Board. Per her request, there will be no memorial service or celebration of life. In lieu of flowers and food, donations can be made to: Colorado State University-Pueblo Foundation; Pueblo Community College Foundation; Sangre de Cristo Arts & Conference Center or Sangre de Cristo Hospice House. Donations may be sent to: Montgomery & Steward Funeral Home, 1317 North Main Street, Pueblo, CO 81003. Online condolences, www.montgomerysteward.com

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  1. Dear Marvin,

    Sandy was a long-ago sorority sister. Although we did not stay in touch, I remember her energy, her enthusiasm and her consideration for others.

    My sincere condolences to you and your entire family.

  2. My deepest condolences to Sandy’s family. i shall miss her always friendly smile. I have always had a great admiration for all that she did for the community. Such a strong spirit.

  3. Dear Marv, Shari, Andy, Mindy and Family, We are so sorry for the loss of your beloved Sandy, an amazing wife, mother and friend. Sandy demonstrated an amazing passion for life, her family and the community. She was a special gift to us all, and we were grateful to know her.

    With heartfelt sympathy,

  4. To Marv and Family–
    Pueblo has lost a shining star. Sandy was truly special and one of a kind. She will be missed by so many people. We are grateful that we got to know her. Our condolences to you and yours.

  5. Marv, Shari, Mindy and family- The time spent with Sandy was always special. She loved filling us in on here girls and the grandkids. She made us laugh and cry at the same time. Be consoled with the memory that you all made her so very happy and proud! We all lost someone very special.

  6. To Marv and family– What a special lady Sandy was. We have so many wonderful memories of her and all the things she did for Pueblo. Both of you have been such wonderful supporters of Pueblo and have made a real difference in so many people’s lives! We send your family our best regards—

  7. Sandy’s friendliness was bubbly and contagious. Prayers for the family during this difficult time.

  8. My condolences to you, Marv, and your children! Sandy was a ball of fire! I enjoyed working with her on community efforts, she had a genuine interest in others, a a magnificent wry sense of humor. Her sense of fashion was uncanny and fun! Bless you all! She will be greatly missed, ❤️

  9. So sorry for your loss. Sandy was a wonderful lady and will truly be misses

    Angela Scaplo-Petlosek

  10. Sandy was a bright star in many peoples lives including my own! She was always willing to lend a hand with any fundraising effort at Park East, and she was a great person for all of Pueblo! “Citizen of the Year” was a well deserved accomplishment! She will be remembered and missed! Our thoughts are with you Marv and family!

  11. Our sincere Condolences Marv to you and your family. Anyone that ever met Sandy knew she was a one-of-a-kind—-a character with character. With her exuberant spirit she squeezed a thousand lives into her one life, and also countless people. She put the person in personality! You must be very proud of her life and legacy, what great lady!

  12. My heart felt condolences to the Stein family for the loss of our beloved Sandy who made such an enormous positive impact in the lives of all who knew her and more. Sandy’s organic inmate ability to socially uplift people and connect us all at heart will be a lasting legacy and divine trademark. I am certain the Heavens opened their pearly gates with joyful song and celebration welcoming the beauty heart and spirit of one of our brightest and best shining stars

  13. Please accept my deepest sympathy. Sandy was an amazing person and all of us are better for having known her.

  14. To the Stein Family:

    Sincere sympathy to all of you.

    Hugs, thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

  15. Dear Marvin, Shari, Mindy and family,
    Our thoughts, prayers and sympathy are with you. So sorry for the loss of Sandy.
    My memory of the Steins goes all the way back to the beginning of anything I can remember. Starting with birthday parties when we were little through adolescence and into adulthood, Sandy Stein was a fixture of growing up in Pueblo and after. She was a character, scholar, friend, pillar of the community and all around wonderful lady. The world is a better place since she was in it and Pueblo was especially lucky and a big beneficiary of her living there. I am so glad I knew her and we will raise a big toast in her honor.

  16. Sending you heartfelt condolences at this very difficult time. Sandy touched so many in her-one-a-kind way. She will be missed! I hope that the outpouring of love for you, Marv, Shari, Mindy, and family will be a comfort to you.

  17. So so very sorry for y’alls loss!!! Sandy was always so excited to tell me about the girls and grandkids. Sandy will truely be missed. Love and Prayers

  18. Sandy always gave with an open heart-her time,
    dedication, and caring for people and her community.
    Her smile welcomed all around her. Thoughts and
    Prayers. Marv I’m so sorry I pray for God’s peace.

  19. Sandy was one-of-a-kind. When she was born the world surely rejoiced in anticipation of the gifts she was destined to bring to humanity. Upon her passing, the world and especially the Pueblo community surely wept at the loss of the remarkable lady who left such an indelible imprint upon humanity with accomplishments and service that will never be forgotten. My heartfelt condolences to you Marvin, to Shari, Mindi and the entire family.

  20. Sandy was one-of-a-kind. When she was born the world surely rejoiced in anticipation of the gifts she was destined to bring to humanity. Upon her passing, the world and especially the Pueblo community surely wept at the loss of the remarkable lady who left such an indelible imprint upon humanity with accomplishments and service that will never be forgotten. My heartfelt condolences to you Marvin, to Shari, Mindi and the entire family.

  21. I am so saddened to hear of the passing of this beautiful soul who touched so many of our lives here in Pueblo. I knew her best as the mother of my dear friend Shari and her sister Mindy, she loved her family and whenever I ran into her, she would share stories of her grandchildren’s latest adventures and what the family was up to. She was always kind and thoughtful, and will be missed, more than she will ever know. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of the family and her many friends. May God Bless!

  22. Our condolences to the entire Stein family. Pueblo was so lucky to have her. We have so many fond memories of Sandy. She was such an outstanding citizen and gave her heart and soul to the people and city of Pueblo. Our town just won’t be the same without her!

  23. What a great legacy she left in Pueblo! We enjoyed seeing her at local parties and reading her “social column” in the Sunday chieftain weeks after. What a hilarious woman, so much fun! May you all find comfort and joy in her beautiful memories! She will be forever remembered!

  24. I am deeply saddened and will cherish all the times I had with Sandy. Such an extraordinary woman. What an enormous loss.

  25. Our deepest condolences to Marv and family. Our hearts are broken today. Sandy was a true champion of this community. She sure loved Pueblo and its people. She was such a courageous fighter. I am going to miss her little starter kits but will miss her presence even more. Such a classy lady. Take Care!!

  26. She loved Pueblo and believed in making it a better place. My thoughts and prayers are with the entire Stein family. Thank you for sharing her with us. She will be missed and always remembered.

  27. It is with a very heavy heart that we tell you your daughters and grandchildren how very sorry we are. You two have been special friends in ways no one will ever know there are no words we can say. Prayers for all your family know we are here for you. Condolences ( I hate to have to say that) Larry and Yolanda

  28. God bless you all. Sandy left her footprint in so many places making Pueblo a better place and she will be remembered for many things. I loved her choices of clothing styles and will miss seeing her at events. A proud mother and grandmother, I am sure she will continue to guide from the heavens above. Our condolences to you, Marv and the girls and their families. Pat and Jeanette Garcia.

  29. We are sending our heartfelt sympathy to you and your family , Marv.
    May your loving memories help to sustain you.
    Bob & Mary

  30. Sandy will be missed by many. She was so nice to me when I moved to Pueblo over 30 years ago. I will never forget her graciousness and all the kindness she always showed me. Marv, my thoughts are with you and your family.

  31. My sincere sympathy to Marvin, Shari, Mindy and all. Sandy was one of a kind and a wonderful and caring person. She dedicated her time and love to Pueblo not asking for anything in return. She was always fun to be around. Sandy will be dearly missed. Many functions without Sandy just will not be the same. “Goodnight sweet Sandy as flights of Angels sing thee to thy rest”

  32. I am so sorry to hear of Sandy’s passing last night. We will miss her beautiful smile and great personality. She was so couragous and strong during her battle. She contributed so much for our community. She will be greatly missed. May she rest in peace.

  33. Sandy was a special lady. She was/ is a large part of Pueblo. Thoughts are with you, Marv and family.

  34. Dear Marv, Shari, Mindy and family,

    Sandy was an inspiration to many….loved her fun, generous spirit and drive to help so many organizations in our community! She certainly left her mark and will be missed. Much love to all of you.

  35. I’m so very sorry. Sending my prayers to the Stein Family and lived ones. Sandy was an amazing one of a kind GEM! She will be missed.

  36. All my thoughts and prayers to the Stein family! You will be deeply missed by the entire Ueblo community and the world for that matter.

  37. What a feisty FUN loving person ! Always SANDY!! Have known her since she came to Pueblo. Worthy of so much more praise than I can say. She did so much for PUEBLO she will be missed!!! JUDY KRASOVEC

  38. Dear Marv and Family,

    I am so sorry to hear of Sandy’s passing. She was,such a wonderful lady. She was always so kind to my Dad and I. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

    Love,
    Kathy Concialdi-Lawrence

  39. Marv

    So sorry about your loss. Sandy was the bravest and strongest woman I’ve ever known and I am happy I was able to get to know her.
    Condolences to you and your family.

  40. To Marvin and family, D.C. & I are so saddened to hear of Sandy’s passing. She certainly did fight the fight courageously. She will be missed by all who knew her.

  41. Sandy was a wonderful lady. She will be sadly missed. So saddened to hear of the family’s loss. With heartfelt sympathy.

  42. Marvin, Shari & Mindy and family,
    Sandy was a strong women who put up a courageous fight against the cancer. I will miss her laugh that I could hear from across the crowded room that let me know she had arrived. She would greet you with a smile and a “totally great” outfit. She leaves a hole in the heart of Pueblo and in mine.

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