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Charlene Elizabeth Sanford


1922 - 2015 Obituary Condolences
Charlene Elizabeth Sanford Obituary
CHARLENE ELIZABETH SANFORD Charlene Elizabeth Sanford, 92, passed away at a care facility in Chico on Monday, September 21, 2015. She was born to Charles and Rose Edgar on October 8, 1922 in Kansas. In 1938 Charlene's family moved to Orland. Charlene attended schools in Orland and graduated from Orland High School in 1940. In May of 1946, Charlene married, Ansel Sanford. They made their home in Orland until moving to Rancho Cordova in 1960. In 1980, Charlene and Ansel moved back to Orland and built their retirement home. During their retirement they enjoyed traveling and entertaining their family at the ranch. Charlene and Ansel celebrated 53 years of marriage before Ansel's passing in 1999. Charlene also is preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Rose Edgar and brother, Joe Edgar. She is survived by three children: Mark (Cindy) Sanford, Deanna (Steve) Craft and Darlene (Tom) Miller; 7 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. She also leaves behind her loving sister-in-law, Estelle Edgar, and nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held Sunday, September 27, from 4:00 - 8:00 pm at F.D. Sweet's and Son Mortuary. Charlene's service will take place at 10:00am on Monday, September 28, at Federated Church of Orland. Graveside service and reception to follow. In Lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the (alz.org/norcal), Phoenix Children's Hospital Foundation (phoenixchildrensfoundation.org) or Federated Church of Orland.
Published in Chico Enterprise-Record from Sept. 25 to Sept. 26, 2015
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