Larkin Mortuary
260 East South Temple
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
(801) 363-5781
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Obituary Condolences

J. Fred Sanford 1919 ~ 2011 J. Fred Sanford, 91, died peacefully at home March 15 following complications from a stroke he suffered a year ago. Fred was born in Garfield, Utah, on August 9, 1919. He is survived by his spouse of 70 years, Bonnie Brown Sanford. Fred and Bonnie had six children: Ken (Nola), Terry (Carol), David (Pennie), Diane Thomas (Allan), Fred (Karen) and Timothy (deceased). They have 13 grandchildren. Fred served in the Army during World War II. He led an illustrious life playing professional baseball in his earlier years. He played for the St. Louis Browns, Washington Senators, ending up with the New York Yankees. He pitched in two Yankee World Series wins in 1949 and 1950. Fred and Bonnie lived in Rose Park for over 60 years. Preceded in death by sisters Lillian, Virginia, Hope and brothers Wayne and Clark. He has one living sister, Lucille Donley (Ralph). There will be a viewing at 11:00 to 12:30 on Saturday, April 2, at Larkin Mortuary on 260 East South Temple followed by a graveside service at 1:00 at Salt Lake City cemetery. Thank you all very much for your love and support. Special thanks to Summit Hospice and to Donna Holani, their live-in caretaker for the last five years.

Published in Salt Lake Tribune on Mar. 27, 2011
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