Obituary: Sandra Lee Klein

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Sandra Klein

Sandra Lee Klein

Oct. 7, 1946 ~ Sept. 12, 2019

Sandra (Sandi) Lee Klein (McKay) passed away on Sept. 12, 2019, at her home in Grand Junction, Colorado. Sandi was born to Della Lee Wear (Harper) and Clinton McKay on Oct. 7, 1946, in Hayden, Colorado. Sandi grew up mainly in the Meeker area and graduated from Meeker High School.

Sandi married Larry Klein on Dec. 31, 1975, in Denver, Colorado. They lived in various places throughout the United States. They finally settled in Grand Junction, Colorado, in 1989 to be closer to their daughter and their parents.

Sandi’s favorite childhood memories are of her grandparents and her brother on the Cross L Ranch, including Cow Camp on Joe Bush. Sandi loved rafting, camping, and was an excellent fisherman. She was also an excellent cook and loved planting her flowers every year.

Sandi worked as a Certified Hospice Assistant and loved her job and her patients. The last days of her life she still wanted to go back to work. Hospice was able to give back to Sandi and recently awarded her the Hospice Heart of Hope award. She retired from Hospice in 2008 to help care for her youngest grandchild.

Sandi was preceded in death by her brother, R. Wesley McKay; and her parents, Clinton McKay, Della Lee Wear, and Al Wear. She is survived by her husband Larry Klein; daughter Amy Caprice Lucki DuCray (Jay); grandchildren Jacob DuCray, Taylor Galindo (Carlos), and Brielle DuCray; and many nieces and nephews, who all will miss her and love her very much.

In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to HopeWest Hospice of Grand Junction, Colorado, and/or the Alzheimer’s Association.

Services will be held at the Meeker United Methodist Church on Sept. 28, 2019, at 3 p.m., with the reception to follow at the Hall provided by the United Methodist Women.