Stuart Scott Sanderson

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Stuart Scott Sanderson (“Scotty”)

SANDERSON, STUART SCOTT, resident of Centennial, passed away peacefully on Friday, April 12th, 2019, at the age of 55.  He was born in Denver on April 6th, 1964 to Maruta (“Marti”) Mang and Blaine Kay Sanderson Sr. (deceased) and later raised by step-father Richard H. Mang (deceased).   From an early age, Scotty was a friend to everyone, and in later years, a comforter to those he didn’t know, often giving people he saw on the bus his last few dollars “because I know they had it rougher than me”.  His laugh was unmistakable and his knack for comedic wit a rare gift.

Scotty was, foremost, an artist that found his expression in music, drawing and painting.  Never requiring a photo or drive to the mountains for inspiration, he simply “saw in his mind” what he wanted to paint.  That same sharp memory served our family as he frequently recalled events otherwise long lost.   As a bass player, he was a part of many local bands, enjoying his greatest success with “The Skip Notes.”  For years he kept many customers happy throughout the South Metro area, building and repairing sprinkler systems under his “Yo Sprinkler Dude” moniker.

He is further survived by his sweetheart, Susie Toms, brothers, Blaine Sanderson Jr (Robin), Christopher Sanderson and sister, Alana Sanderson Artzer, Aunt Anda Schaaf, Uncle Winston Sanderson, cousins Anne Berstler (Mike), Eric Schaaf (Leni) and Kent Schaaf (Martina), nieces Lauren McDonough (Andrew), Maiya Sanderson, Mikayla Miller and nephews Hunter and Holden Artzer, great-nephew Patrick McDonough, as well as step-brothers Spencer (Stephanie) and Alex (Terresa) Jorgensen.   

Viewing will be held at the Bullock Colonial Chapel (1375 E. Hampden Avenue) on Wednesday, April 17th from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m,. Funeral services will begin at 11:00 a.m. followed by a time of visiting with his family and friends.

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  1. RIP Scotty. I enjoyed playing music with you years ago.  May God bless you and your family… and save me a spot in the heavenly rock band.

  2. Rest in everlasting peace Scotty. Marti, your son is now your Angel always by your side watching over you. May you find peace during this sorrowful time and know He is in a better place. Our love to you and your family. Many Blessings, Millie and Frank

  3. We love you brother!   Thanks for being my best pal and playmate when we were young.   I treasure all the experiences we had.  Your personality lit up every room!   You will be missed dearly.   

  4. An American Indian Prayer

    Do not stand at my grave and weep
    I am not there, I do not sleep

    I am a thousand winds that blow
    I am the diamond glint on snow
    I am the sunlight on the mountain range
    I am the gentle autumn rain

    When you walk in the morning hush
    I am the swift uplifting rush
    Of quiet birds in circling flight
    I am the soft starlight at night

    Do not stand at my grave and weep
    I am not there
                    at last I'm free

    Love to you, Marti.  Millie Crenshaw Campbell

  5. Dearest Scott,
    Seems like yesterday, those few years in the early 80's, our little band of friends so inseparable, all learning and growing and finding our way.  You sitting at the far end of your kitchen table, smiling and laughing that laugh that would get us all going.  I cherish those times, good and not so good, but such a special time.  I'm grateful you were part of that.  Rest easy "Sheldon". 
    Love to the Sanderson Family,  So sorry I won't be in town for the service.

  6. I Have Only Slipped Away

    I have only slipped away into the next room.
    I am I, and you are you,
    Whatever we were to each other,
    That we are still.
    Call me by the old familiar name.
    Speak of me in the easy way which you always used.
    Put no difference into your tone.
    Wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrow.
    Laugh as we always laughed
    At the little jokes that we enjoyed together.
    Play, smile, think of me,
    Pray for me.
    Let my name be ever the household word that it always was.
    Let it be spoken without an effort,
    Without the ghost of a
    Shadow upon it.
    Life means all that it ever meant
    It is the same as it ever was.
    There is absolute and
    Unbroken continuity.
    What is this death but a negligible accident?
    Why should I be out of mind because I am out of sight?
    I am but waiting for you, for an interval,
    Somewhere very near,
    Just around the corner.
    All is well.

    Henry Scott Holland (1847-1918)

    Lots of love, Marti     Millie Crenshaw Campbell

  7. You were one of the first friends I met in Denver in 1979.  What a long strange trip it was.  Rest peacefully

  8. scotty was the most musically successful when he played w dennis gamrose, who is corrently touring europe w '70s band loggins and messina, and is also a staff guitarist at british grove recording owned by mark knopfler.. scotty was a unique player.

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