Davis Jacob Sanders

July 30, 1921 - July 3, 2020

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Our family said goodbye to Davis Sanders on July 3, 2020.  Davis was born on July 30, 1921 to William Joseph Sanders and Grace Fern Birch in Burlington, WA.  The family moved to Blaine, WA and Davis and his 6 brothers and sisters spent most of their childhood in North Whatcom County.  Davis joined the Navy and served as an Aviation Metalsmith First Class from November 9, 1942 to March 15, 1946.  During his service, he eared a WWII Victory Medal.  He married his beloved wife Betty on November 9, 1947.  He was father to Lonnie Sanders, and stepfather to Dean Fairall and Janet Blevins.  He is survived by brother Scotty Sanders, son Lonnie Sanders (Patty), numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren. After serving in the Navy at the height of WWII, Davis worked as a welder for many years at Alaska Airlines.  Davis was an inventor as well, and he and his brother Scotty Sanders invented a golf ball holder and dispenser.  After retirement Davis and Betty liked to travel and spent winters in Arizona.  While home in WA, you could usually find the couple at their favorite restaurant the Huckleberry.  Before Betty passed away, on March 5, 2010, he visited her every day while she was in a care facility.  He loved her deeply and was a devoted husband.   Davis’ legacy is visible in his commitment to family, love and dedication to his wife, strong work ethic, and quick wit- a perfect mix of sweet and spunky.  He will be missed.

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Candace Colson
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Candace Colson

I love you very much grandpa. I will miss you terribly. I’m glad you are with grandma now.

Gary Fairall
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Gary Fairall

He is singing and dancing his blessed little heart away! Missing him so much.

Rosa koehn
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Rosa koehn

Sandy, we’ll missed you
You and Betty were dear friends
Missing you for the past 13 years
We’ll join you some sweet day

Tanya Ausbourne
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Tanya Ausbourne

He is/was the sweetest man I have met. From the first day I met him he made me feel like part of the family. He is greatly missed.

Dale Sanders
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Dale Sanders

What a sweet sweet man.

Esther Pontnak
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Esther Pontnak

He was a dear friend and it was with great joy we often went to breakfast with him. We have missed him much while he was in the home but now he will be missed even more! We will be united one day in heaven.