Sondra Lynne Miklos

October 19, 1940September 6, 2020

Sondra L. (Sandi) Rhoades Miklos, 79, went to rest in Christ’s loving arms on September 6, 2020. She was preceded by her husband, Raymond A. (Butch) Miklos. A memorial service is planned for 1:00 p.m. MDT on October 24, 2020 at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church in Fort Collins, CO (,, with web-based simulcast.

Sandi was born to Ralph and Evelyn Rhodes on a small farm in Circleville, Ohio. She met her husband, Raymond at youth group in Zion Lutheran church in Obetz, Ohio. During their courtship, Sandi attended Capital University before she and Butch were wed. Sandi started her career at Battelle Memorial Institute in Columbus Ohio. After marriage, Sandi eventually took a position at Kenyon College, Ohio prior to moving to Grove City, Pennsylvania. Raymond’s work (and then retirement) would take the couple to Denver, Colorado; Houston, Texas; Fort Worth, Texas; and Fort Collins, Colorado.

Sandi’s love for her husband and family were evident. As a dedicated wife and mother, Sandi (and Butch) raised her kids with both loving attention, and freedom to become their own people. Along with her family, Sandi dearly loved the ocean, and the family took many trips to the eastern seaboard, and later the Texas coast. Sandi was an accomplished home cook and baker, willing to share recipes with friends and family alike. She endeavored to host family Thanksgiving dinners and Christmas gatherings.

Sandi is survived by: son Troy, his wife Darci, and their children Heather and Brent of Aledo, TX; son Todd, his wife Kathy, and their children Kira and Halley of Fort Collins, CO; and daughter Traci and her husband Chris of Hanover, PA. She is preceded in death by her husband Butch (married 57 years prior to his passing).

Sandi was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and friend. Her dedication to her family throughout her life was an example for all. Her spirit and love were shown through continued care of others, and gifts to the children that visited her assisted living facility. Sandi had a history of service in the church as a secretary, choir member, preschool teacher, and general assistant. God’s spirit shined through her.

In lieu of flowers, and to honor Sandi’s love of animals, the family asks that a donation be made to the Larimer County Humane Society, 3501 E 71st Street, Loveland, CO 80538,


  • Memorial Service

    Saturday, October 24, 2020


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Billie Welsh

October 24, 2020

Sandi was my good friend and neighbor for several years after she and Ray moved into their lovely home across the street from Charles and me in 2010. I made their acquaintance as they were searching for Sinbad, their cat, who had disappeared as they were moving in, and I later learned just how much Sandi loved animals. She and I developed a friendship beginning with her taking a real interest in my young cat, but it grew to be such a delight as she often would pop over for a short visit sharing her bright smile and sharp wit. We enjoyed many good times which always included some laughter - due to her great sense of humor - and shared some of those times with Ray and my husband, Charles, watching movies or having dinner together. Sandi was so generous, always wanting to give me something or bringing a new toy for my kitty. She was a wonderful baker and would leave fresh muffins or brownies on our front porch railing for us to find when we brought in our paper. Her sweet spirit lives on and although I have missed her and will always treasure the time with her, I know that she is at peace in her heavenly home.

Michael Thorsrud

September 16, 2020

Carole and I were very sorry to read of the passing of your mom. One of the saddest moments in life is when you mom passes .
I know she was a good person and a good mom because I know you.
Perhaps her true monument lies not in life, but in the thoughts of others who live on. I only regret that we never had the opportunity to meet her.

Susan Wahle

September 16, 2020

I was the real estate agent that sold Ray and Sandi their Fort Collins home. I had no idea that Ray died earlier. They were such a nice couple and especially nice to me. I remember when we were looking at homes and they wanted to stop and eat at Taco Bell. So we did and they made sure I got the senior discount even though I was only 55 or so. First time I ever got that.
I also dropped them off from looking at homes. On the way home I got a speeding ticket so I was so glad they weren't with me. I told Ray later about this and he said they would have thought it was funny. I stopped by to see them a couple times in their home. One of my favorite clients!

Dean and Emily Henthorn

September 13, 2020

I am. very sad to loose my Best Friend we were Close as Sisters she influenced. Me in many ways her thoughtfulness and ability to express how much she cared for others was so inspiring she will be one of the Special Angels to greet me when I join her in Heaven we will
spend eternity together my condolences to All the. Family keeping all of you in my prayers With Sincerity. And Love Emily and Dean

Janet & Bill Heater

September 13, 2020

We are so sorry about Sandi’s passing. Fond memories of her- & Ray- during our times together in PA as well as Mt. Vernon. Sandi & I (Janet) would try to solve all the world problems during our walks around Kimberly! May she be at peace with our Heavenly Father.


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