Sandra Lynne Stautberg
Sandra Lynne Stautberg
  • July 27, 1988 - December 25, 2017
  • Austin, Texas

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Sandra Lynne Stautberg, 29, passed away on December 25, 2017. She was born in Houston, Texas on July 27, 1988. She leaves behind her grieving family, parents Jon M. and Margaret (Peggy) Stautberg, and brother, David C. Stautberg, of Sugar Land, Texas. She also leaves behind her long-time boyfriend, John White of Austin, Texas. Her Memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 6, 2018 at 10 a.m. at the The Settegast-Kopf Co. @ Sugar Creek, 15015 Southwest Freeway, Sugar Land, Texas, 77478. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Austin Pets Alive! at
Words cannot express the depth of the loss of this beautiful daughter, sister, niece, cousin, and girlfriend. She is preceded in death by grandparents Henry and Julia Sterbenz of Houston, and Gene and Rose Pearl Stautberg of Bellaire, Texas, and paternal uncle, James Charles Stautberg of Houston. She is survived by her immediate family as well as extended family: Frank and Kathy Stautberg of Richmond, Texas; Penny Horton Stautberg of Houston, Texas; Henry W. and Ann Sterbenz of Fairfax Station, Virginia; John ("Casey") and Judy Sterbenz of Eldersburg, Maryland; Richard and Cecilia Sterbenz Murphy of McMinnville, Tennessee; Lou and Mary Sterbenz Loredo of Vista, California; Gerard ("Jerry") and Patricia Sterbenz of Needville, Texas; Brad and Elizabeth Sterbenz Moon of Sugar Land, Texas; as well as numerous cousins and second cousins.
Sandra graduated from St. John's high school in Houston, class of 2006, as a National Merit Scholar. She also won three Gold Key awards for her poetry, and was named the recipient of the St. John's Art Achievement Award at graduation.
She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from The University of Texas at Austin in 2010. She graduated Cum Laude and was a four-year honor chord recipient. She also completed two years of graduate study at the University of Houston, and coauthored a published paper, "Elevated Serum C-Reactive Protein Relates to Increased Cerebral Myoinosital Levels in Middle-Aged Adults" with Dr. Andreanna P. Haley, et al ( She enjoyed being of service to others by tutoring fellow students, and by interfacing with volunteers at her work in clinical studies.
An artistic soul, Sandra loved poetry, painting, pottery, photography, and music. She also had a soft spot for cats, especially her much-loved Spirit Kitty. She took up violin in the second grade and played for a number of years. She earned her First Degree, Eighth Gup Black Belt in Tai Kwan Do. She enjoyed playing basketball and volleyball in high school, surfing, and even tried her hand at pole vaulting.
Sandra had a sparkling personality and a great sense of humor. Her wit and intellect will be missed by her many friends and especially by her family, who keep her close to their hearts. We are so proud of her and love her so.