Obituary: Sally Steele Metzger

Obituary: Sally Steele Metzger

Sally Steele Metzger passed away peacefully on Dec. 29, 2021, surrounded by her children.

Sally Steele Metzger passed away peacefully on Dec. 29, 2021, surrounded by her children. Sally was a Denver native, daughter of Morris and Florence Price, a graduate of North High and attended University of Denver. She enjoyed a long and fruitful career, including a 25-year tenure at Rose Medical Center, where she served as the hospital’s public relations director. Sally loved to use her skills as a people-person to make an impact, including serving as a board member of the American Jewish Committee and Jewish Family Services and generously contributing to other nonprofit organizations throughout Denver.

Sally also shined as a singer and actress in lead roles for musicals, including “Pajama Game,” “Guys and Dolls,” “Pal Joey,” “Carnival” and “Fiddler on the Roof” at Denver’s famed Bonfils Theater and the Third Eye Theater. For more than 20 years she performed on stage across Denver and her voice and presence will never be forgotten. She loved to sing and entertain, and family and friends will always remember her renditions of “A Bushel and a Peck” and “Sunrise, Sunset.”

Sally is survived by her children and grandchildren, all of whom brought her a great sense of pride; children Shelley Steele Gaynes (Bruce Gaynes) and Craig Steele (Nancy Steele); grandchildren Carley Gaynes (Matthew Blass), Jonathan Gaynes, Melanie Gaynes, Dylan Steele (Camden Mobley) and Laura Steele (Michelle Collar) and by her new great-grandchild, Eleanor Collar Steele. Sally will be deeply missed by her family.

A memorial service was held on Dec. 31, 2021, at Feldman Mortuary in Denver, conducted by Rabbi Steven Kaye, followed by a private burial at Mount Nebo Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Sally Steele Metzger Passover Fund at Jewish Family Services of Denver (select Food Pantry as the donation designation) or to the JFS fund of your choice.

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