In Loving Memory of Sandra Sue Ferri

Sandra Sue Ferri was born Sandra Sue McKelvie, to Charlie and Mary McKelvie on June 11, 1945 in Alamosa, Colorado.


She joined her older sister Cindy and brother Bob. She was raised in Alamosa and during her Senior year in High School, she and Cindy moved to El Paso, Texas with Grandpa and Granny Wilson where she graduated from El Paso High School.  Soon after, she met Frank Ferri, who was in the U.S. Navy at that time. They were married in Raton at the First Baptist Church on June 14, 1963.  This coming June would have been their 54th Anniversary. This marriage was blessed with two children, Michael Ray Ferri in 1964 and Brenda Lee Ferri in 1969. Michael married Maria and they were blessed with a son, Michael James and a daughter, Erika Faith. In later years, Mike married a second time, and Michelle Albert became Michelle Ferri and she too was a blessing to the family. Brenda was blessed with a daughter, Dorian.  Soon, Sandy and Frank not only had grandkids, but great grandkids. Mikey J and Yvonne had Isaac (6), James (3) and a new baby girl, Genevieve (6 weeks). Dorian had Nehemiah (3) and a new baby girl Ersella (4 weeks).


SandraFerriSandy had a large happy family and lots of good friends. She loved her God, her family and her friends. Her great passion in life was bowling! Sandy was a happy, loving person who saw the good in everyone and was always doing something for someone to make their life a little more pleasant. She was a caregiver and took care of two elderly aunts until their passing. Her faith was solid, and she told Frank, “If you want to put a rose on my grave on my birthday, you can, but I’m not gonna be there, I’ll be with Jesus!” And that was the Sandy Ferri that we all knew and loved!


The Ferri family would like to extend their sincere gratitude and love to Robin Pilley and the Ambercare Hospice Staff. Robin is truly an angel of mercy who provides comfort and love to families in their greatest time of need. May God Bless and keep her.


Sandy is survived by her husband of 53 years, Frank Ferri of Raton. Son, Mike Ferri of Denver, CO.  Daughter Michelle of Strausgurg, CO.  Daughter, Brenda Ferri of Raton. Grandson, Michael Ferri and family of Las Cruces. Granddaughter Erika Ferri of Raton. Grandaughter Dorian McGinnis and family of Rio Rancho.  Brother-n-law Andrew “Tad” Piancino of Raton. Sister-n-law, Karen McKelvie of Raton. Nephew, David Piancino and wife Chrissy of Raton.  Numerous great nieces and nephews, as well as her extended bowling family.

8 comments on “In Loving Memory of Sandra Sue Ferri

  1. Leo Salgado says:

    I am so sad to hear the passing of “Momma”, it was a great pleasure to have met her as well as the whole family, when we first moved to Raton they made us feel like family

    I Pray for my Dear friend Frank and Brenda and the whole family, a great Lady will be greatly missed

  2. The Bolfs says:

    Many hearts are heavy at this time, so sad. I too bowled with Sandy. We occasionally cross paths with Frank and he always greeted us kindly. They really are kind people and we are happy to know them. May our Father in Heaven above watch over this family and guide them through this time of grief.

  3. Melonee Feldman says:

    So sad to hear of Sandy’s passing, such a wonderful lady, I have so many wonderful memories of my bowling years with Sandi. Thoughts and Prayers going out the the Ferri family.

  4. Grace Ridenour says:

    Truly one of kindness and God fearing woman I’ve known! She will be missed but never forgotten.My condolences to her family and all that knew and cared for her.

  5. Sue Lark & family says:

    I am so sorry to hear of Sandy’s passing! She and Frank are wonderful, kind people and loved family! She will be missed! Love you Frank!

  6. Garry mccauslin says:

    My heart is so very heavy it was my honor and privilege to have known Sandy and Frank over my lifetime my wife and I used to dance with them at many dances Rodeo dances and just country bar and dances I worked with Frank several years at Raton public service and you just can’t ask for better people my heart goes out to Brenda and her siblings I know they are very sad at this time but I know they have the faith that it takes to help them get through I know Sandy is with God in heaven she was a lovely lady Herring Frank hosted myself and my son last time we were in Raton and had a great dinner with them she was always a great cook and I remember that laugh that she had I can hear it now just a very loving lady Frank my dear friend my heart goes out to you and I’m thinking very very deeply about you I’ll try to call in a day or so and talk with you but for now God bless you and keep you and may he let his gentle hands on you and help you get through this time of sadness I love you buddy

  7. Mercy Swanson says:

    Beautiful obituary for a beautiful lady, inside and out! She will be missed! Lots and lots of special memories as our daughters grew up together. My thoughts and prayers and love go out to her loving family.

  8. I am very sorry to hear about Sandy’s passing. I grew up going to church with her and her family. I have many special memories of her and her family. My thoughts and prayers go out to her family.