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Beverly Ann Sanders, beloved wife of 65 years to Gary T. Sanders, passed away on March 27, 2019, after a short battle with cancer. In addition to being a loving wife and mother, Bev was also co-owner of George T. Sanders Co. (wholesale plumbing distribution) with Gary, and she was very active in the company.
Bev was born Feb. 3, 1935, in Denver. She attended Lakewood High School, graduating in 1953, and married Gary Dec. 31 that same year. Bev had many hobbies along the way. The most recent and long-standing was duplicate bridge, where she achieved her life masters.
Bev was a loving mother of six: Val, Scott (Jody), Michelle, Matt, Jill White (Rick), Brock (Tammie). She was also a loving grandmother to eleven, whom she dearly loved and maintained very intimate relationships with. “Granny” was reunited in death with her first grandchild, Ryan, and leaves behind Danny (Lauren), Reed White (Christine), Maggie, Kyle (Kelsey), Sean (Quinn), Jake Loveless (Tierney), Kelly (Sara), Avery, Henry, Cooper, and great-granddaughter, Brielle. Two more great-grandsons will arrive soon (Jackson, Brecken). Bev also leaves behind a sister, Marilyn Reeves.
Bev was loved by her many friends in both her business and bridge worlds, and returned their love tenfold. Her battle with her illness did not diminish her positive attitude. Bev was an amazing woman who was grateful for her wonderful 84 years, and she was a proud American.
In lieu of flowers, Bev would prefer donations be made to Mental Health Colorado, www.mentalhealthcolorado.org, Denver Rescue Mission, www.denverrescuemission.org or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, www.stjude.org.
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