Obituary: Ursula (Uschi) Sanders Jan. 11, 1944 – Mar. 28, 2021

Beloved by her family and friends, Ursula died Sunday March 28, 2021 of complications from her medical conditions.  Ursula is survived by her stepson Stephen Sanders and his wife Fran Sanders, both of Santa Fe, NM.  Ursula’s only other relative is her sister Marian who still lives in Germany.

Ursula was born in Berlin on January 11, 1944 and moved to Santa Fe in 1981.  She was married to Benjamin Sanders for 20 years and they were active in the Santa Fe Community.

Ursula, herself, was active in the Women’s Golf Association, an Opera Guild Member, and a member of the German Club, WGA). She loved mushrooming, was an antiques dealer/collector, and she played weekly Mahjong games with her friends at the Bourbon Grill. 

Ursula was a kind, considerate and loving person and will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

No memorial services are planned as per Ursula’s request. Family and friends will plan something to celebrate her life at a future time.

Please feel free to donate to the Santa Fe opera, the Santa Fe Food Depot, Santa Fe Animal Shelter or the American Heart Association, or the American Cancer Society. 

The family has entrusted Ursula’s care to Rivera Family Funeral Homes and Crematory. Please visit to share condolences, stories, and pictures.