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Reah Sanders

05/18/1920 - 01/22/2013

Reah Wardle Sanders, 92, peacefully passed away January 22, 2013, after a very full and active life of love and service. She was born May 18, 1920 in St. Anthony, ID to Charles Myers and Harriet Rhodehouse Wardle and was next to the youngest of 15 children. She married Orville Thomas Sanders (Tom, O.T.) on June 18, 1938 in Caldwell, ID. They were sealed in the LDS Logan Utah Temple June 18, 1940. They had five children, Thomas Charles (Kathy), Walter Richard (Judy), Harry James, Jerry Michael (Charlotte), and Nancy Carol (Mark Pullman). Tom and sons Thomas Charles, Harry, and Jerry preceded her in death. Reah was an active member of the LDS Church, serving as a teacher of children and youth and in Relief Society. Tom served as a US Marine in the South Pacific during WWII, leaving Reah at home with three little boys. After the war they moved to Caldwell, ID to raise their family. She also helped in their appliance store and was an excellent cook, gardener, painter and seamstress. In their retirement years, they moved to Mesa, AZ where they made many dear friends. They loved to dance, travel and served in the Boise and Mesa LDS Temples. Reah is survived by son Walter Richard and daughter Nancy Carol, 19 grandchildren, 51 great-grandchildren and 4 great-great grandchildren. The celebration of her life and her funeral will take place Friday, February 1, 2013, at 11 AM, preceded by a visitation at 10 AM at the LDS chapel at 2265 S. Hawes Rd. in east Mesa. We are thankful for those who cared for Reah during her last years with such kindness, especially her daughter-in-law, Kathy Moody Sanders, many people of the LDS Hawes Ward, Hospice and Arbor Rose, in east Mesa. Arrangements by Bunker’s Garden Chapel.


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