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Bertram Elmo "Sandy" Saunders


01/20/1931 - 10/09/2014 Obituary
Bertram Elmo "Sandy" Saunders Obituary
Bertram ( Sandy ) was born in Fresno California to Emerald and Beatrice Saunders. He was an only child and the love of their life. He attended Beardsley Elementary and Bakersfield High School where he met and married the love of his life Darlene Mae Brundage. They made their home in Oildale, California and were married and had 4 children. Bertram served in the Air Force and was a very well respected draftsman after leaving the service. His love of painting, flowers and gardening along with planes, photography and cameras were shared with his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren at every opportunity. Our "Pappy" will be missed as much as he was loved and more. He passed away at home peacefully, surrounded by his wife and family.
He was preceded in death by his father and mother.
He is survived by his wife of 61 years Darlene and their 4 children , Kenny, Lonny ( his wife Patty) ,Connie and Danny ( his wife Laurie). He has also left behind a legacy of 13 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren and 1 great-great grandson who is coming soon.
The family would like to thank Optimal Hospice for everything they did to help Pappy's transition easier for all of us.
We also would like to thank Connie for her amazing courage and strength as she cared for Pappy in his final days. You're an amazing woman and we will never forget your example of a daughter's love .
Published in Bakersfield Californian from Oct. 18 to Oct. 19, 2014
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