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Colorado Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nurses

Clare Sandekian's Passing

Posted almost 4 years ago by Ann Terrill-Torrez

Sura Clare (Greene) Sandekian, 84, of Denver, Colorado passed away peacefully at home on January 1, 2015 after a long battle with liver cancer. She is survived by her husband of 49 years, Matthew; her son David (Patty) Sandekian of Hudson, WI; her two daughters, Gail (Tom) Zeleny of Highlands Ranch, CO; Robyn Sandekian (Tara Taylor), of Longmont, CO; and her four grandchildren (Alexis, Blake, Sophia, and Grant).

There will be cremation.

A celebration of Clare s life will be held later. In lieu of flowers, donations should be made to the University of Colorado College of Nursing S. Clare Sandekian Alumni Scholarship ( or the Friends of Nursing Sandekian Family Scholarship (


Ann Terrill-Torrez almost 4 years ago

Claire gave my first opportunity to work in psychiatric nursing at Denver General on 4 east in the early 90s. She was a wonderful and very motherly manager who pulled together a wonderful team of diversely talented nurses. She had such a dry sense of humor and authentic compassion that totally fit given our patient population. I learned my best stuff from her! Nursing has benefited greatly from her presence.

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