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Place of Birth:
Tulsa, Oklahoma
Place of Death:
Tulsa, Oklahoma
Interior Decorator / Seamstress
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Sondra Jean Steinberg

Sondra is survived by her husband of 57 years, James Leland Steinberg; her four children Susan Lynn and her husband Lyndon Rogers, Gary Allen and his wife Michelle Campbell, Charles (Chuck) Lee, and Richard (Rick) Brian and his wife Regina Gay; her grandchildren Adrianne Renee (Rogers) and her husband James Matthew Pender, Karena Laura Rogers, and Ethan Graeme Campbell-Steinberg; and great grandson Henry James Pender.

Sondra spent a good portion of her life with needle and thread in hand – sewing needles, knitting needles, crochet hooks, embroidery needles, upholstery needles. While her children were young, she worked as a custom dressmaker. As they grew older, she managed drapery workrooms. Later in her life, she ran her own business creating custom draperies and slip covers for local decorators and clients.

Creating with fabric and thread was more than a vocation; it was a passion. She was a member of the Green Country Quilters Guild for more than 30 years and served in multiple guild positions, primarily in the areas of education and guild programs. In 2003 she was given the Giving Symbol award for years of service. She also served as the local planning liaison for the show of the American Quilter’s Society when the AQS annual show was held in Tulsa in 2001. In the last years of her life, when sitting at a sewing machine was harder and hand sewing “was just too slow” as she often said, Sondra switched to knitting needles and was an active member of Knitting Needles in Tulsa, serving as program chair.

During the 1960’s and early 70’s, Sondra was very active in scouting, both Girls Scouts and Boy Scouts. She was a Brownie leader, Girl Scout Leader, Cadet Leader, Girl Scout Cookie Chairman for several years, Girl Scout Summer Day Camp Leader, and Cub Scout Den Mother. Sondra loved the outdoors, hiking and camping, so when the kids were grown and scouting was behind her, she joined the Tulsa Bicycle Club, making multiple trips with them.

For more than 10 years Sondra worked as a volunteer for the Garnett Road Service Unit of Meals on Wheels Tulsa, first helping her mother who had been working with Meals on Wheels for more years than we can count, and then after her mother’s passing, taking on responsibilities as the unit coordinator.

A memorial service celebrating Sondra’s life will be held on Thursday, May 16 at 1:00 pm at the Cremation Society of Oklahoma Chapel, 2103 East 3rd Street, Tulsa, Oklahoma.


If you wish, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Garnett Road Service Unit of Meals on Wheels of Metro Tulsa. This can be done by mailing a donation to the Garnett Road Unit’s Treasurer, Dee Sturdevant at 6610 E. 54th St., 74145, or online through the link listed below. Please indicate in the comments box online or with your check that the donation is in honor of Sondra Steinberg and to be directed to the Garnett Road Service Unit.

Condolences may be sent through the guest book on this page.


Frances Gutierrez
I respected her and worked with her on several projects. Her willingness to grow and change will always me a fond memory.
Dan Rabovsky
I feel devastated at the loss. She was wonderful and passionate about helping others, and an inspiration to many who worked with her as Meals on Wheels volunteers. I am simply so very thankful to have known her and don't have the words to express the depth of my gratitude for her many contributions to Meals on Wheels and the people we serve. Her legacy will long remain. I hope the love and support of friends will strengthen and comfort her family in this time.
James L. Steinberg
A personal Thank You to everyone for the overflowing support to me and my family. Sondra picked her friends carefully and it showed in the outpouring of support we have received. Thank You, Thank You, Thank You! Jim