Jo F. Sanders

Anchorage, Alaska

Oct 22, 1941 – Apr 7, 2018


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Frau Jo F. Sanders passed away peacefully on April 7, 2018, in Anchorage, Alaska, from a rare bile duct cancer.Frau Sanders worked at Bartlett High school from Opening Day, September 1973, until her retirement in May 2002, teaching German and Russian Language, History, Culture and Modern...

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My sister and I both studied German with Frau Sanders at Bartlett. We are still close with several of our host families. Frau Sanders was absolutely the one who sparked my love of languages, and German in particular. She was a wonderful teacher and an amazing human being. I am so sorry for your loss. I will always remember Frau Sanders.

I participated in the Leverkusen-Anchorage highschool exchange in 1994 and Alaska made its way into my heart until today. My host family is still family to me just as to my sister (exchange 1996) and parents. My experience living in Alaska left a big wonderful mark in my life. Frau Sanders was the pillar of it all. Now that I live in California and represented Germany on the US West Coast for 3 years, Frau Sanders became my main professional contact in Alaska and it was so good to see her...

My condolences to the family. I worked with Jo as the World Language Supervisor for the Alaska Dept. of Education. Her many contributions to language learning and science will live on in her students and family. I especially remember a dinner at her home where she brought out "the children", a box of snakes just before dessert. She always kept us on our toes. RIP my friend. Would like to know when her celebration of of life will happen.

Our condolences to your family. Frau Sanders was a gifted teacher and mentor to our girls and nephew both in German class at Bartlett and on the summers spent in Germany. Her love for her students was greatly felt by each one she touched. She was bigger than life and will be missed by many. the Crews Family

Sorry to hear about the loss, i know we all cannot wait to see the moment when we see all the ones we lost in death again.

Danke Jo! My condolences to the family, I can not imagine the magnitude of your loss.
If you knew Jo for years or minutes, she has made an impression in your heart.

Frau Sanders was an amazing teacher. I took a German class 40 years ago, and still remember a lot of it. My heartfelt condolences to the family. She was proud of you all and spoke often of you in class.

Frau Sanders was an incredible teacher. I had the pleasure of being one of her many students at Bartlett High School. About two years ago, on a return trip to Anchorage, I was able to visit her again. Frau Sanders, you will be missed greatly!