Allnutt Funeral Service – Estes Park Chapel

1302 Graves Ave., Estes Park, CO


Jeffrey Neil Sanders

3 August, 194713 January, 2020

Estes Park resident Jeff Sanders left this Earth on January 13, 2020 at 72 years old. Jeffrey Neil Sanders was born August 3, 1947 in Butler, PA. His parents were Leo and Peggy (Gilbert) Sanders. Jeff graduated from St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, TX with a degree in Math. He began a career with Frost Bank as a Systems Programming Analyst in 1967 spanning over 50 years. On October 31, 1997 he married his best friend, Donna Reiter, at YMCA of the Rockies. They moved to Estes Park together in 2007 as it was a lifelong goal of theirs to be together in the Mountains they loved. Jeff was a board member of The Cultural Arts Council and enjoyed Railroading, Hiking and Travel, Music (from metal to jazz), Photography, History, Poetry, Comedy and Comics as well as Film. He is remembered by friends and family as an extremely intellectual, spiritual, fun-loving, kind and generous soul. He is survived by his wife Donna of Estes Park, Children Matt Sanders of Northglenn, CO and Nicole Sanders of San Antonio, TX and their Mom Diana Sanders-Gonzalez. Also surviving are his grandchildren Brooklyn and Bailey Moore, brother Rod Sanders and his wife Judy of San Antonio and sister Carol Santos of Arlington, TX, nieces Kelly Lee-Green and Carrie Santos-Brown. He was preceded in death by his parents. A gathering to celebrate Jeff’s life will take place at The Notchtop Restaurant on Friday January 17th, 2020 at 5pm. Celebration of life will follow in San Antonio, TX at a later date to be determined. In his memory, donations may be made to Harmony Foundation or Big Dogs-Huge Paws in care of Allnutt Funeral service 1302 Graves Avenue Estes Park, CO 80517.


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Sharon Henry Brady

January 23, 2020

Jeff was my only red-headed cousin. His mother, my Aunt Peggy, was British and all three of her children, my cousins, spoke proper English, not Texas slang. I am sad about losing Jeff. He left many good memories that are important to family and friends.

Donna Easterling

January 23, 2020

Donna, I'm so sorry to hear about Jeff. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this painful time.
Sincerest condolences
Donna & John Easterling

Carol Sanders-Santos

January 16, 2020

Jeff was a good man. That is such an ordinary word for such an extraordinary person. I mourn the loss of that "big ole brain" of his. He was a reference source for any question. I keep hearing his laugh, that little chuckle. In 1964 Jeff was in a terrible car accident. He had severe trauma to his face and head. His best friend, sitting next to him, did not survive. It was only by chance that they had switched places. Jeff used the 56 years, since then, well. He was a gifted student and exemplary employee, a loving son, husband, father, grandfather, uncle and brother. He loved his dogs and walked miles with them. He maintained a huge collection of music and sent a list of particularly meaningful favorites to his family. We will listen and remember him. He lived with joy in a place he loved. We will miss him so much.

Margie Trevino

January 16, 2020

Jeff as I knew him at Frost was part of a team of super valuable IT icons whom modestly and successfully enhanced our platform systems decade after decade!  RIP Jeff and thank you for the grand experience of knowing and working with you for 40 years!  Donna, my old Frost ACS colleague, to you and the family, my prayers and condolences.

Chuck Flens

January 15, 2020

My first reactions were shock and disbelief. In high school, South San Antonio High School, Jeff and Richard Sauter were my two closest friends. Jeff was a whiz at drawing MAD magazine-ish cartoons . It is a time like this that I/We regret not remaining close all these years. God, please watch over Jeff and his family and give them peace and understanding.

Lupe Arenal

January 15, 2020

I am so saddened by the passing of my wonderful long time Frost Bank friend. I knew Jeff for about 40 years and he was a wonderful fun soul. He always made it a point to come visit me when I was at TPC and take me to lunch at Little Red Barn, his favorite place. I last spoke with him a few days before I retired in 2018. He will be truly missed by his Frost family and all who knew him. May he Rest in Eternal Peace. God Bless you and guide you Donna and kids during this difficult time you are going through.

Ray Aguirre

January 15, 2020

I am shocked at Jeff’s passing . I worked at Frost with Jeff for 35 years and can truly say he was an amazing person who was smart and was always willing to listen to you about anything, be it sports, music or work related issues.
My condolences to his wife, Donna, and his family. There will truly be a void with his Frost family too.
May he Rest In Peace.

Kelly Green

January 15, 2020

Truly heartbroken at the sudden passing of my beloved Uncle "Unca" Jeff. I have the fondest memories of many Sunday dinners, funny stories of childhood between him, my mother and Uncle Rod... peaceful soul, loving and loyal, intelligent and thoughtful, he was truly living his best life and i'm thankful for that. He brought wonderful human beings into our family and was a blessing in every way. I will miss you on this side my sweet Uncle and will rejoice when I see you again. Love you forever.

Ayman Jaber

January 15, 2020

I have known Jeff for over 20 years and worked closely with him the last 13 years. Outstanding work ethics and dedication and above all an outstanding human being.
Your Frost family will dearly miss you. My prayers and condolences to the Sanders family.

Rod Sanders

January 14, 2020

My heart is broken with the loss of my little brother Jeff. I loved and cherished him for all 72 years of his life. He was the most caring and giving soul I have ever known. It is beyond me as to why the Good Lord took him from us far to early. I will try to accept that judgment but it is a real test of faith.
I know you are in Heaven because I saw you with Mum & Dad.
I hope to see you again someday on the other side. God willing.

As Jeff often said "Exit The Rainman"