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Obituaries

Obituaries

Roy Neal Sanders 1934 - 2006 Pasco, Wash.

A prayer meeting to celebrate the life of Roy Neal Sanders, 72, Pasco, will be Monday, Jan. 8, 2007. He was cremated.Mr. Sanders died Monday, July 3, 2006, at his home.He was born Jan. 8, 1934, in Ladysmith, Wis., the son of Roy and Martha Sanders. He moved to the Tri-Cities in Washington in 1979.Mr. Sanders was a cowboy who rode bulls and broncos as a young man and worked on a ranch until he was 16. He was a truck driver until he retired in 2003. He was a member of Calvary Church in Richland, Wash.He married Avis "Pat" Sanders on Aug. 16, 1975, in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. She survives, of the home.Other survivors include his mother, Martha Sanders, Eudora, Kan.; two sons, Gary Simpson, Pasco, and Daryl Sanders, Clarkston; a daughter, Ronnelle Anderson, Pasco; three brothers, Keith, Wisconsin, Lawrence, Eudora, and Terry, Alaska; five sisters, Dolores Tucker and Donna Schultz, both of Lawrence, Kan., Gail Wharton, Eudora, Dorthy Alexander, Eljay, Ga., and Carmen Sanders, Idaho; 10 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.Hillcrest Memorial Center in Pasco is in charge of arrangements.Online condolences may be sent at <a href="http://www.hillcrestmemorialcenter.com">www.hillcrestmemorialcenter.com</a>.