His funeral will be Thursday, July 28, 2016 11:00am at the VA Hospital Chapel, 1055 Clermont Street, Denver, CO. Phone number 303-399-8020

Robert W. Sanders, Jr.

In Loving Memory
April 6, 1929
Passed Away:
July 25, 2016
Funeral Service

His funeral will be Thursday, July 28, 2016 11:00am at the VA Hospital Chapel, 1055 Clermont Street, Denver, CO. Phone number 303-399-8020

Interment will be September 23, 2016 2:00 p.m. at Fort Logan National Cemetery

Robert W. Sanders, Jr., age 87, was born April 6, 1929. He passed away on July 25, 2016 at the VA Hospital in Denver, Colorado. He is survived by his wife Arliss K Sanders, daughter Nancy and husband Steve of Arvada, Colorado; son Don and wife Shelley of Portland, Oregon; daughter Cindy and husband Alex of Lakeville, Minnesota, Like a son Gene Veatch and wife Cheryl of Denver, Colorado; grandsons and their spouses: Ryan, Aaron and wife Lea, Nicholas and wife Jessica, and Samuel. Seven great grandchildren; Alyssa, Haley, Luella, Howard, Sullivan, Ramona and Mia. Sister Helen and her husband Bill of Paonia, Colorado; and sister-in-law Wanda of Garden Grove, California.
He is preceded in death by his parents, and brother Lewis.
Robert was a Sergeant in the U.S. Marine Corps. During the Korean War, he was wounded and received the Purple Heart. After his service, and medical retirement, he continued to serve his country as a GSA Inspector, eventually retiring as a GS-12.
He belonged to the Masonic Lodge #91 in Lafayette, the DAV, VFW and was President CLC Veterans Hospital Assn.


5 Responses to Robert W. Sanders, Jr.

  1. Tom and Cathy Hermosillo says:

    Arliss and family – You are in our thoughts and prayers. What wonderful memories we have for Bob and all the fun we had growing up. We love you all!

  2. Nancy Sanders says:

    Dear Mom,
    Dads passing has left a void in all our hearts, especially yours. Please know that I love you so much and will do all in my power to help fill a tiny space from our loss. Always, Nancy

    • Heather says:

      When you do the work that I do you get extremely attached to certain individuals and even love them like they were your own family. Love the picture I loved his smile. I am so sorry for ya all’s lose you all are in my prayers. I didn’t know that was his funeral on Thursday I was told it wasn’t that it was just a memorial so now I’m extremely upset that I didn’t make it I was planning to even after working all night and having to be back at 6pm but my child didn’t wake me up in time and I never hear my alarm 🙂 I’m so sorry if I would of known it was the actual funeral I would of tried harder. I would of came whether I was late or not I really wanted to be there for him and Mrs. Sanders. I even ask if this was the funeral or just a memorial. Anyhow I am sorry extremely! When I came into work the day I found out Mr. Sanders passed away I was hurting I couldn’t stop crying but I already knew that was going to happen when he left us. He was like a Grandpa to me. I went upstairs a few times to see him while he was sick. The last time was Friday July 22ND when I went up to see him on Friday I told him I was going shooting for the first time ever. He told me he use to teach shooting we talked and talked he said he wished he could go with me:) I thought he was coming back to the clc I was waiting for him to come back so I could show him how good I did my first time shooting center mass he would of been proud I was:( Mrs. Sander’s just remember this isn’t goodbye it’s see you later and he will always be with you and the sweet memories with him are a blessing you will keep forever. I’ve never seen a love like yours it was the most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen. Stay strong!!! Year by year u still grieve but it’s less painful than it was previously. He will always be here and there. Just look up at the sky all them stars one of those are for you it is him twinkling down on you, with you and watching over each and everyone of you. They are not just stars in the sky they are our loved ones shining down letting us know they are happy. Thinking of you and all of your family you are in my prayers. With tremendous love, Heather K

      • Arliss says:

        Dear heather, thank you for you loving words and for always being there for him. His ft. Logan military service will probably be sept 23rd. We will be sure you know. Love arliss and family

  3. Alex says:

    A hero-in everything. Tremendous loss but I know he stays in us. So many fantastic memories and stories. He was a character in all the best ways! Way too soon but I think God’s priorities trump ours. Poppa is watching over us, and waiting for us, in our time.

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