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Donna Anne Sanford


1956 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
Donna Anne Sanford Obituary
Sanford, Donna Anne



Our beloved daughter, sister, mother, and grandmother, Donna Anne Sanford, left her earthly body at age 59. The Lord took her home on Thursday, April 21, 2016. Family meant everything to Donna and she showed it by the unconditional love she gave her two daughters, Jessica and Nicole. Donna's greatest happiness came from her four grandchildren - Donny, Allan, Alicia, and Aidan. She taught them how to live each day to the fullest, how to have fun, how to love, and how to forgive. Donna was a scholar as well as a New Mexico History expert. She had a deep love for Billy the Kid and could tell you anything about him. She was immensely proud of being from New Mexico because of its rich culture. She worked at PNM for 30 years where she made many lifelong friends. Her intelligence, wit, and outgoing personality gained her dear friendships from coast to coast. Donna was an advocate for equal rights for all. She strived to empower women in the workplace and beyond. She hoped to see our first female president elected this year. She was a strong Catholic and Democrat, always supporting those who care for the less fortunate. She loved music from the era in which she grew up, especially Joni Mitchell, James Taylor, and Stevie Wonder. She was like a second mom to many of her daughters' friends. There are so many people whose lives she touched with her positive and loving light. She preached and practiced kindness and peace.

The funeral will be held at 8:30am on Thursday, 4/28/2016 at Annunciation Parish - 2532 Vermont NE; followed by the burial at the historic Fairview Cemetery at 700 Yale SE. Friends and family are welcome and encouraged to return to Annunciation Parish after the burial for a reception so that we can laugh and cry with beautiful memories of our sweet Donna.

After 23 years of waiting, Donna is now walking barefoot on the beach in Heaven with her dear husband, Donald A. Sanford.
Published in Albuquerque Journal on Apr. 28, 2016
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