Sandra “Sandy” Jean Guminga, age 69, passed away peacefully on June 20, 2019 in Colorado surrounded by family. She is now at peace after her brave battle with Alzheimer’s and will join parents Stanley & Emma Guminga, who preceded her in death. She lived her entire life in North Minneapolis, but relocated to Colorado in 2014 to be close to family. She is survived by her sister Linda (Gerald “Jerry”) Gustafson and nieces Emily and Savanna Gustafson. Sandy was also blessed in life with many close friends, especially Tom and Linda, wonderful neighbors and her cats, Spooky and Allie who were all like family to her. Sandy will be remembered for her big heart, generous spirit and hearty laugh. Her “bright light” will be missed by all that knew her. The family wishes to thank the Safe Haven Staff at The Hilltop Commons for the wonderful care that Sandy received there and also thanks the caring staff at HopeWest Hospice for their superb care during Sandy's final days and weeks. Memorials preferred to HopeWest Hospice in Grand Junction, Colorado, your local Hospice or, in the spirit of her love for animals, to the Minnesota Humane Society. A family celebration of life is planned for a future date.