Sandra H. Ksir

Sandy died August 14 at MCR in Loveland, Colorado from sudden heart failure.  Born Sandra Susan Hoos September 2, 1943 in San Jose, California to Geraldine Cowell Hoos and Selden Stephen Hoos, who was serving in the Pacific Fleet.  Sandy grew up a Navy “brat”, attending public schools in Monterey CA, Falls Church VA, Coronado CA, Newport RI, Harrisburg PA, and Bakersfield CA.  She graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1965 and was commissioned in the Army Medical Specialist Corps, where she earned her physical therapy certificate at Fort Sam Houston TX.   She then served at Fort Hood treating soldiers returning from Vietnam.  She married Charles Ksir July 29, 1967 and they moved to Bloomington, IN where she worked as a physical therapist until the birth of their daughter Amy in 1971.  She came to Laramie in 1972, and worked part-time in Cheyenne before joining Gem City Bone & Joint in 1978.  In 1991 she moved to Ivinson Hospital.  Following her retirement in 2008 she and Charlie were able to travel to Australia, Europe, Africa, ,South and Central America.  She enjoyed hiking, cross-country skiing, feeding the birds at their cabin near Centennial, and was a regular in the seniors class at CrossFit.   She served on the Board of Laramie Interfaith for over 20 years, was a long-time member of the League of Women Voters, and was a member of the Foreign Foods cooking group.  She was a fan of Wyoming Cowboy and Cowgirl sports and was looking forward to celebrating her birthday at the football game.

She is survived by Charlie, her husband of 56 years, brother Michael of Bakersfield CA, daughter Amy Ksir (Tom Rhoads), and grandchildren Laura Rhoads and Joey Ksir of Philadelphia.

A Celebration of Life will be held on September 2, 2023 from noon to 2 pm at CrossFit 7220, 411 S. 20th St. Informal attire, please.  Go Pokes!

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Condolences (28)

  • Cheryl Schroeder Finley

    I’m so sorry to hear of Sandy’s passing. I share sincere and deep condolences for you, Charlie, and Amy. You will be in my thoughts and prayers. Cheryl Schroeder Finley

  • Sarah Walker Pope

    I met Sandy at Gem City Bone & Joint after having knee surgery. My recovery was long, but Sandy got me back on track and on my feet. I have always been thankful for her care. My condolences to her family.

  • Mitchell Cushman

    Charlie and Amy, I am so sorry for the loss of Sandy. I can say nothing you don’t know about her, but she taught me a lot about the strange world that is the finance of the non-profits. I was drawn to her since my parents were also PTs so I recognized her thought processes and verbiage. As a Christian, I believe that we will see those who pass before us in heaven…she is one who I look forward talking with again. My prayers are for your peace . Blessings.

  • Sue and Marius Favret

    Marius and I are so sorry to learn about Sandy, Charlie. We send you and your family our deepest sympathy. Sue

  • Chuck and Mina Bayne

    To Charlie and Amy, Chuck and I, along with our entire family, are wishing you moments of peace and tender reflections as you reminisce about your years with Sandy. We have many great thoughts about all the years that we knew her in so may ways. Many places in Laramie remind of her . We will especially miss her at Cowgirl basketball.

  • Denis and Linda Walsh

    We am so sorry for the loss of your wife, mother, and grandmother. She was a wonderful caring lady. We worked with her years ago. She was a great physical therapist. She will be missed by many. Rest in peace Sandy..

  • Rich

    Thinking of you Charlie. Rich Lindsey

  • The Dodds

    We are so devastated upon hearing about Sandy’s death. We were neighbors in 1976 and met her for the first time. We have been friends ever since. What a wonderful person she was. We will miss her bright smile and her kindness. Charlie and Amy we are sending our condolences. Paula and Gary

  • Anne Guzzo

    Sandy was a dear person, someone I always wanted to see—Charlie too, of course. I grew up with Amy, et al, and she was like an extra parent to me. As an adult, I admire her for her compassion, intelligence, love-of-all-things-dog, culinary adventures, care for the natural world, and much, much more. Sending love to Amy and Charlie, the grandkids, and everyone else.

  • Megan Hayes

    Sandy was an inspiring example of civic engagement, leadership and virtue. Out entire community is diminished by her passing. My deepest sympathies to Charlie and the entire Ksir family.

  • Cleta Booth

    Dear Charlie and Amy, I can't express my shock and sorrow when Lisa Shipley notified me of Sandy's death. I always admired Sandy's energy, vitality, good humor, patience, and caring. I know you are both strong, partly due to her strength and love. Please know you are surrounded by love that will sustain you. Cleta

  • Michelle Nye

    I was so devastated to hear about Sandy’s passing. Prayers to All the family. I’m blessed to have met this wonderful lady. Michelle Nye

  • Jim & Ro Peak

    Our deepest sympathy to you all at this time, you and Amy are in our thoughts. Take comfort in knowing that others share in your loss.

  • Suzie Young

    I'm so sorry for your loss, Charlie. I picture Sandy with her ready smile, especially when I would see the two of you at Cowgirl Basketball games. I know this is a devastating loss for you but I know you will find comfort in your fond memories. Amy, I'm so sorry for this very sad time.

  • Marilyn Scarpelli

    I worked with Sandy for many years at GCBJ. She always and that awesome smile everyday. Her dedication for her patients to succeed was inspirational. Charlie and Amy, my prayers are with you. Marilyn Scarpelli

  • Anonymous

    Sandy was a fun, fabulous person who leaves all her friends and family with those kind of memories to cherish. I pray for strength for Charlie, Amy and for all of those who loved her.

  • Anonymous

    We wish we could ease your sorrow at this time ..Sandy loved the ones she left so much. She personally shared so many happy thoughts with me of Charlie And Amy. She was so proud of you. Find peace. The Verley Family, Jim,Patty,Elise and Eleanor.

  • Sheryl Miech

    The news of Sandy's passing absolutely breaks my heart. I worked with Sandy starting in 1982 at The Bone and Joint orthopedic clinic in Laramie. She was a mentor and a friend, and I always looked forward to her Christmas letter updating on her and Charlie's adventures. The world lost a beautiful light. My deepest sympathies to Charlie, Amy, and family.

  • Eric Rardin

    Sending prayers of comfort to all who knew Sandy. She was always thoughtful and kind to me whenever our paths crossed. I'm grateful to have known her and hope that her memory will always be a blessing to her family and friends.

  • Anonymous

    I remember she and Sue Wedel working so hard on all Interfaith activities… my condolences.

  • Mary Fick Monteith

    There are no words that can take away the pain of her loss...let your many memories provide comfort, and know others send sympathy. Sandy is there in the stars, at rest.

  • Donna and Steve Hodder

    Sandra will be missed greatly by friends and community. Our hearts go out to Charlie and her family.

  • Pennie

    Such a lovely lady. Sandy loved her dogs. She will be missed. RIP.

  • Mary Elizabeth Galvan

    I am very sorry to learn that Sandy has died. I loved catching up with her when we would run into each other around town.

  • Ms Jamie Egolf

    To the Ksir family: I am saddened by Sandy's sudden death. I thought we would see her for many more years. I know how grief-stricken you are. Please know that we here in Laramie and I will be at your service. Please let me know if there is anything you need or that I can do. Blessings, Ms. Jamie Egolf

  • Gary Hoos

    R.I.P cousin Sandy My condolences to all the family. Gary

  • Lynn Broughton and Barry matlack

    Sandy was a wonderful friend to me. We started our friendship with me being the care taker of her wonderful dog Ginger. Ginger became family to Barry and I and we became so fond of the Ksirs. They too were like family to us . We are devastated from this loss and send our prayers to Charlie, Amy, and the grandkids along with her many friends. Rest in peace my friend and I hope you are with your Mom and Dad and your many dogs especially Miss Ginger.

  • Joe and Shirley Witt

    Words can't describe our sadness for this loss. Blessings to Charlie and family.


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