March 17, 1943 ~ February 8, 2020

Born in: Missoula, Montana
Resided in: Sedalia, Colorado

Sandra Susanne Heikes Colby, 76, passed away peacefully on February 8, 2020. She was born to George and Dora Heikes on March 17, 1943 in Missoula, Montana.

Sandy is survived by her two sons’ and their families: Willy and Shelley Colby and their children, Madison and Tyler; Charley and Cindy Colby and their children Clayton, Preston, Jake, and Robbie; sisters: Katie Heikes, Patty (Jim) Sampson and niece Marissa (Bruce) Jones; numerous other nieces and nephews and friends. Sandy was preceded in death by her beloved husband, John Colby; her father and mother and brother George Heikes III.

A Celebration of Sandy’s Life will be held on Monday, February 17, 2020, 9:30am, Fort Logan National Cemetery, 3698 South Sheridan Boulevard, Denver, Colorado 80235, Staging Area B.

Flowers may be sent to Horan & McConaty Family Mortuary, 3101 South Wadsworth Boulevard, Lakewood, CO 80227.


Committal Service: February 17, 2020 9:30 am

Ft. Logan National Cemetery
3698 South Sheridan Boulevard
Denver, CO 80235

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  1. Willy and Charley, your families are in our thoughts and prayers. Your Mom will be missed but is now with your Dad. Miss them both.

  2. Dear Sandra’s Family – my name is Valerie. I used to attend New Hope Community Church in Aurora and am a friend of Cynthia Del Ponte, Sandra’s suite mate at Highline Place. They shared the same bathroom. My husband and I joined New Hope Presbyterian Church in Castle Rock last summer as it is closer to our home and I joined the Women’s Bible Study. A lady in our study group mentioned Sandra, a previous member of the Bible Study, was at Highline Place Memory Care. What a coincidence that my friend Cynthia, from my old Bible Study group at New Hope in Aurora, was admitted to the sane place as Sandra, the woman mentioned in my new Bible Study. And then when I go to visit them, I discover these two ladies are right next door to each other! I’m convinced that was a God-wink. I stopped by Sandra’s room, introduced myself and passed on greetings from Sandra’s friends at New Hope Bible Study & Prayer Shawl Ministry. Although Sandra and I are both quiet, we found things in common to talk about: home, family, our love of birds, our love of God. It was my honor and privilege to get to know Sandra, if only for a short while. I will truly miss her blue eyes and her kind heart.
    My condolences to the family.

  3. John and Sandy Colby were very good friends, they were a great inspiration and support during a difficult time in my life. Not a day goes by that I don’t think about them. Sandy will be missed by all. It is comforting knowing that she is now with John and in a better place with the Lord. My thoughts and prayers to the family especially Charley and Willy.

  4. Kathy and Colby Family – I am so sorry for your loss. I never met Sandy but Kathy always told me stories about her and how the 3 sisters loved to play games. I am so grateful that they were able to go to Amsterdam before her final illness set it. Great memories for everyone. My thoughts and prayers go out to all of you.

  5. I would like to express my sorrow and condolences to the entire family. May time heal the sadness that you are feeling during these tough times. I hope you all find peace in knowing that Sandy is with God and John. Wishing you feelings of comfort and memories of joy. With deepest sympathy.

  6. Sandy was a dear friend. We had dinner on Tuesdays at Buds Bar and dinner every Friday night. Sandy and I started exercising 3 days a week with a personal trainer. Now that was an experience. My husband Randy and I moved next door. This made it convenient to play games with Sandy and her sisters. John was the first person to help this city girl scare the bears away. So many wonderful memories. I will miss my friend but I know God has wrapped her in his arms and she will no longer suffer. She will always be close in my heart.
    Love you Sandy!
    My love and prayers to the family.

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