Sally Steele Metzger
Sally Steele Metzger, age 92, passed away peacefully on December 29 surrounded by her children. Sally was a Denver native, daughter of Morris and Florence Price, a graduate of North High and attended University of Denver. She enjoyed a long and fruitful career, including a 25-year tenure at Rose Medical Center where she served as the hospital’s public relations director. Sally loved to use her skills as a people person to make an impact, including serving as a board member of American Jewish Committee and Jewish Family Services and generously contributing to other nonprofit organizations throughout Denver.
Sally also shined as a singer and actress in lead roles for musicals including “Pajama Game,” “Guys and Dolls,” “Pal Joey,” “Carnival” and “Fiddler on the Roof” at Denver’s famed Bonfils Theater and the Third Eye Theater. For more than 20 years she performed on stage across Denver and her voice and presence will never be forgotten. She loved to sing and entertain, and family and friends will always remember her renditions of “A Bushel and a Peck” and “Sunrise, Sunset.”
Sally is survived by her children and grandchildren, all of whom brought her a great sense of pride; children Shelley Steele Gaynes (Bruce) and Craig Steele (Nancy); grandchildren Carley Gaynes (Matthew Blass), Jonathan Gaynes, Melanie Gaynes, Dylan Steele (Camden Mobley) and Laura Steele (Michelle Collar) and by her new great-grandchild Eleanor Collar Steele. Sally will be deeply missed by her family.
A memorial service will be held at 12:30 p.m. MST on December 31 at Feldman Mortuary, conducted by Rabbi Steven Kaye, followed by a private burial at Mount Nebo Cemetery. To attend virtually, visit the Feldman Mortuary's YouTube Channel. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Sally Steele Metzger Passover Fund https://www.jewishfamilyservice.org/services/denver-food-pantry at Jewish Family Services of Denver (select Food Pantry as the donation designation) or to the JFS fund of your choice.