Kenneth Ray Sanders, 67, passed away Nov. 22, 2004. Survived by his wife of 36 years, Betty Lee Sanders; children, Brenda Landon (Frank) Leverton of Pueblo West, Kenneth (Dixie) Sanders of Merced, CA, Diane (James) Flynn of Olivehurst, CA, Kathy (Eddie) Cooper of Jerome, ID, Lorrie (Robert) Heckmann Mors of Pueblo, Carol (Terry) Hayes of Modesto, CA and Vernon (Sandy) Sanders of Ceres, CA; sister, Debra Brumley of San Francisco, CA; brother, Mike Cunningham of Las Vegas, NV; 16 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by his parents, Roberta Coelho (maiden name: Jones) and Woodrow Sanders. Kenneth was born in Cade, OK on Dec. 1, 1936. He served his country in the U.S. Navy. Kenneth and Betty married April 6, 1968, in Reno, NV. Kenneth lived in Modesto, CA from 1943 until his retirement as Paint Manager from True Value Hardware on Oct. 15, 2004, after 12 years of service. He and Betty then moved to Pueblo West. Viewing at the funeral home Friday from 10 a.m. until service time. Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 26, 2004, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel with the Rev. Father Alex Howard officiating. Military honors by Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team and entombment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery Chapel Mausoleum. Online condolences, www.montgomerysteward.com

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  1. I am grateful for the short time I had to spend with you Daddy, I will always Love you and the Brothers nad Sisters that you gave me.
    God Bless
    Your 1st born
    Brenda

  2. To my dad, you will always be with me. I love you. I found the poem below today and I thought I should share it with everyone. It says alot of what I feel right now.

    THE DAY GOD CALLED YOU HOME

    God looked around his Garden and found an empty place.
    He then looked down upon his earth and saw your loving face. He put his arms around you and lifted you to rest.
    His Garden must be beautiful, he always takes the best.
    He knew that you were suffering, he knew you were in pain.
    And knew that you would never get well on earth again.
    He saw your path was difficult, he closed you tired eyes,
    He whispered to you “Peace be Thine” and gave you wings to fly.
    When we saw you sleeping so calm and free of pain,
    We would not wish you back to earth to suffer once again.
    You’ve left us precious memories, your love will be our guide,
    You live on through your children, you’re always by our side.
    It broke our hearts to lose you, but you did not go alone.
    For part of us went with you on the day God called you home

  3. To my mother, I am with you always. To my pop, I will always have you in my heart and soul. I know my dad is looking down at us now trying to tell us everything is going to be alright. I miss him, and will always. Pop, even though I’m not there in body today, Im there next to mom and my sisters weeping that you left before you really got to enjoy what you were going to do in your retirement. I am your son and I hope I will always make you proud.

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