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George W. and Sally Sanderson, Happyville
Robert Leroy Sanderson was born 28 September 1921 in Wray, Yuma Co, Colorado, the only son and fourth child of James E. and Frances A. Smedley Sanderson. Before 1930 his family had moved to Lawrence, Kansas, where he lived for the rest of his life.
He was married to Doris Jean Metzger on 7 July 1940 in Oskaloosa, Kansas, and they had one child, Patty Jean.
Robert was inducted into the army during World War II at Fort Leavenworth in Leavenworth, Kansas, 21 December 1942. He served his country for three years and then was discharged 17 October 1945 at Fort Lewis in Tacoma, Washington.
He was divorced from Doris in about 1946 and married Gladys Elizabeth Groninger in March of 1950. His second daughter, Carol Louise, was born in 1952. Robert and Gladys were married twenty one years and he lovingly cared for her throughout her last illness and she passed away 22 January 1971.
Robert married Eunice Margaret Maxwell 10 September 1971. Robert and Eunice were married twenty six years and he lovingly cared for her throughout a devastating illness that took her life in September 1997.
Robert and Doris, his first wife, remarried 4 August 1999. They had nearly twelve very happy years together until Doris passed away 9 June 2011. At the age of 89, Robert lovingly cared for her, spending over twelve hours a day at her side at the nursing home where she was being cared for after a fall and physical decline. He did this for almost seven months, refusing to leave her to the care of others. After her death, Robert himself became ill and passed away twenty days later.
In 1915, Cleve Mason was a witness for the claim of Jonah W. Sanderson for land in 2S 46W.
D. Marie Westman, 85, passed away on Sunday, April 11, 2004, in Fort Collins.
A funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. today at Allnutt Funeral Service, 650 W. Drake Road. The Rev. Robert Geller will officiate. Interment will be in Roselawn Cemetery.
Dorothy Marie Sanderson was born June 29, 1918, in Vernon to Jonah W. and Elizabeth K. (Kible) Sanderson. She graduated from high school in Wray in 1933. She had resided in Fort Collins since 1935.
Dorothy married LaVern Donald Westman on Aug. 10, 1938, in Fort Collins. He preceded her in death in 1994.
Mrs. Westman worked as a waitress for Ace Gillette's Restaurant in The Northern Hotel. She later was a cook at The Black Knight Inn and then at Woodward Governor.
She loved crafts and quilting and had been a member of Grandma's Quilting Club.
She is survived by her son, Kenneth Westman, of LaPorte; her brother Ray Sanderson and her sister Catherine Roadifer, both of Greeley. Also surviving are her two grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, four brothers, four sisters and two grandchildren.
Mary O. Trumbull, 89, of Chappell, died at her home in Chappell on Thursday, Sept. 4, 2003. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 9, at the Assembly of God Church in Chappell with Pastor Jack O?Steen officiating. Burial will be held at 2 p.m. at the Rose Lawn Cemetery in Ft. Collins, Colo. Friends can call at the funeral home on Monday from 9 a.m. until 8 p.m. Memorials have been established to either MHC Hospice or the Assembly of God Church in Chappell.
Mary Otilda Trumbull was born in Vernon, Colo. on Oct. 27, 1913 the daughter of Jonah and Elizabeth (Kible) Sanderson. She lived with her family in Vernon until she was five years when the family moved to Wray, Colo. She attended school through the 8th grade and lived in Wray with her family until she married John Charles Trumbull on Jan. 24, 1947 in Ft. Collins, Colo. They moved to Scottsbluff in 1948 and they raised their family there until moving to Greeley, Colo. in 1969. She moved to Potter in 1978 and lived there until 1985 at which time she received her GED through the Alliance High School, graduating with two of her grandsons, her daughter and son-in-law. She then moved to Sidney and lived there with her daughter, Mary Chilewski until 2000 when she moved to Chappell to live with her daughter, Janice Zajicek. She loved to sing hymns and play the organ, draw and she enjoyed writing short stories on brown paper bags for her brothers and sisters when she was living at home. She also enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Her parents, husband and nine siblings preceded her in death.
Survivors include four daughters and their spouses, Mary Chilewski of Sidney, Janice Zajicek of Chappell, Joan and Bill Young of Sidney and Esther and Don Butterfield of Sidney; one son and his wife, John and Lana Trumbull of Sidney; one brother and his wife, Raymond and Rose Sanderson of Greeley; two sisters, Wilma Rodifer of Greeley and Dorothy Westman of Ft. Collins; 17 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Lenora Irene Smith died March 18, 2002, at age 85 in Gresham, Multnomah County, Oregon.
Lenora Irene Sanderson was born Nov. 9, 1916, in Vernon, Colo. She moved to Portland in 1943 and was a homemaker and a cook at Ron's Restaurant. She later lived in Estacada and Gresham and was a volunteer cook at the Estacada Senior Center. In 1943, she married Garland "Dale"; he died in 1976.
Survivors include her daughters, Dee Cramlet and Sandra L. Ward; sons, Dan L. and Ray L.; sisters, Mary Trumbull, Dorothy "Marie" Westman and Wilma C. Roadifet; brother, Raymond Sanderson; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Robert W. Sanderson 1920-2000 is buried in Greeley, per # 65233945.
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