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David Saunders

1933 - 2017 Obituary Condolences
David Saunders Obituary
Saunders, David

David Saunders, 84, beloved Husband and Father passed away September 6, 2017.

David was born in Marion, ID to Donald and Virginia Saunders March 28 1933. At the age of 7, his parents moved to Albuquerque, NM to pursue their love of art of the Southwest. He attended Highland High School during its first year of opening and is known for creating the Hornet Mascot. He also achieved the highest level of being an Eagle Scout. Upon graduation he entered the Army, where he proudly served.

David was best known for his portrayal of the Red Ryder Cowboy, he appeared in numerous movies and TV shows during his career as well as live stage shows. He also toured for Daisy Air Rifle portraying the Red Ryder Character showing the Red Ryder BB gun. Locally, he was affectionately known as New Mexico's Cowboy. David also contributed his time and image to countless charities.

He is survived by his wife, Florence; sons James (Rebecca), John (Lina) and grandchildren Arthur J. (Araceli), Jonathan Scherer, Kathryn Berg, Jennifer Gabaldon, and Kevin Dougherty. He is also survived by five great- grandchildren and his sister Susie Polsander.

He was preceded in death by his parents, sister, Virginia Fisk; granddaughter, Carolyn Scherer and his beloved W.N. Arabian horse, Lovenights.

A visitation will be held on Monday, September 11, 2017 from 6:00 â€" 8:00 p.m. at FRENCH â€" Wyoming; 7121 Wyoming Blvd NE, Albuquerque. Funeral services will be held Tuesday September 12, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at The Albuquerque Revival Church; 124 Texas St. NE, Albuquerque, NM. Interment will be private.

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Published in Albuquerque Journal on Sept. 10, 2017
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