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RONALD D. SANDS Obituary
Sands, Ronald D., 80, passed away on December 20th, 2013 in Orange, California. He was born January 16, 1933 in Santa Ana, California. He moved with his family to Orange in November 1943 where he lived the rest of his life with the exception of two years he spent in the Navy. Ron was a graduate of Orange High School in the class of 1950 and Fullerton Junior College. Upon the completion of duty in the service he returned to Orange and joined his father in business with Sands Auto Parts. He remained in the auto parts business until he retired in 1998. He is survived by his wife, Janet of 59 years; a daughter, Julie Karlen (Curtis) of Oklahoma; two grandchildren of Colorado, Christopher Karlen (Elizabeth) and Christine Hunt (Wes); and five great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by son, Jeffrey Ronald Sands. Ron was very devoted to his family and the community in which he lived. He was past president and an active member of the Orange Rotary Club for more than 50 years and a volunteer in the Orange Police department for 45 years as well as many other groups and activities throughout the community.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 2:30 p.m. at First Christian Church, 1130 E. Walnut, Orange, CA 92867.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Memorial fund of Orange First Christian Church or The Orange Rotary Community Trust, Po Box 5882, Orange, Ca 92863.


Published in Orange County Register on Jan. 9, 2014
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