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Bernard Hugh "Sandy" Sanders

November 11, 1927 August 30, 2019
Bernard Hugh "Sandy" Sanders
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Obituary for Bernard Hugh "Sandy" Sanders

Bernard Hugh “Sandy” Sanders was born November 11, 1927, in rural Huntington Arkansas to Isaac and Pearl Dehart Sanders. He was the eldest of five children. He was preceded in death by his parents; sister Wanda Sanders Gullian; Brothers James (J D), Buster and Bobby Sanders and his daughter Brenda Sanders Wolf. He is survived by his wife, Roxie Daron Sanders; Daughter Dianna Sanders Armstrong; grand children Shawn and Dwayne Armstrong and Chris and Mandie Wolf; seven great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews and sister-in-law Amy Sanders.
At the age of 15, Sandy was sent to California to find housing and work for the family, and The Sanders Family migrated to California from Arkansas in the 1940’s. Sandy graduated from Parlier Union High School in 1946. He then joined the US Navy where he served on the Aircraft Carrier USS Valley Forge as a Flight Deck Mechanic and then received an Honorable Discharge in 1951. After his discharge, he worked as an Aircraft Mechanic and later became a Flight Engineer for numerous airlines for 31 years, for a total of 23,206 flight hours. He retired in 1988.
He was a member of the Dixon United Methodist Church, Yolo Masonic Lodge where he was Master twice (1994, 1997), and several other Masonic organizations, Ben Ali Shrine, Yolo Shrine Club (Past President), American Legion (50+ years), Royal Order of the Moose, Travis Regional Air Force Commission (TRAFC), Dixon Chamber of Commerce (Ambassador, Past President) and Dixon Lions Club (Past President) He was a member of the Rotary Club until his illness. He was also Citizen of the Year in Dixon in 2006 and Veteran of the Year in 2016.
A Memorial Service will be held at Dixon United Methodist Church, 209 N. Jefferson Street in Dixon, on Tuesday September 10th at 10am followed by a reception at the Dixon Veterans Memorial Hall, 1305 N. First Street, Dixon. Interment will be at The Sacramento Valley National Cemetery on Monday, September 16th, at 2pm.
In Lieu of Flowers, Friends may contribute to a charity of their choice or any of the above organizations.


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Service

Tuesday

10

Sep

10:00 AM 9/10/2019 10:00:00 AM
Dixon United Methodist Church

209 N. Jefferson St.
Dixon, CA 95620

Dixon United Methodist Church
209 N. Jefferson St. Dixon 95620 CA
United States

Graveside

Monday

16

Sep

2:00 PM 9/16/2019 2:00:00 PM
Sacramento Valley National Cemetery

5810 Midway Rd.
Dixon, CA 95620

Sacramento Valley National Cemetery
5810 Midway Rd. Dixon 95620 CA
United States

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Sacramento Valley National Cemetery Final Resting Place

5810 Midway Rd.
Dixon, CA 95620

5810 Midway Rd. Dixon 95620 CA
United States
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