Oliver Saunders Obituary
 
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Oliver Saunders

November 15, 1922 - November 11, 2012
Obituary

Oliver Saunders, age 89 passed away November 11, 2012. He was born November 15, 1922 at the family home in Samuels, Idaho to Frank Marvin and Sinie Jane Saunders.  Oliver was one of eight children. Next to the youngest, he grew up on the family farm at Grouse Creek and attended the Grouse Creek Elementary School and Sandpoint High School. He married Marjorie Sphar on August 17, 1944 and enjoyed hunting, fishing, and camping with his wife and children. Oliver was a loving husband and father to his wife and children Shirley Mae, Sandra Kay, and William Lee.   He worked at the Panhandle Grain Elevator, Cabinet Gorge Dam and...


Oliver Saunders, age 89 passed away November 11, 2012. He was born November 15, 1922 at the family home in Samuels, Idaho to Frank Marvin and Sinie Jane Saunders.  Oliver was one of eight children. Next to the youngest, he grew up on the family farm at Grouse Creek and attended the Grouse Creek Elementary School and Sandpoint High School. He married Marjorie Sphar on August 17, 1944 and enjoyed hunting, fishing, and camping with his wife and children. Oliver was a loving husband and father to his wife and children Shirley Mae, Sandra Kay, and William Lee.



 



He worked at the Panhandle Grain Elevator, Cabinet Gorge Dam and Longlake Lumber Co. of Dover, Idaho. In 1957, Oliver and his family moved to Loomis, WA where he worked on the Ross Woodard Ranch for 10 years. In 1972, he moved to Riverside, WA where he had a small orchard and worked for the Washington State Department of Transportation. He retired June 1986. Oliver and Marjorie moved to Seattle, WA in 2006 to be nearer to their children and extended family.



 



Oliver accepted the Lord Jesus into his heart at the age of 13. He was a member of the Okanogan Valley Church of the Nazarene which he helped construct and enjoyed serving for a number of years.



 



He is survived by his son William Saunders and friend Randee of Snohomish, WA; three grandchildren, Michell Rodriguez and husband Paul of Seattle, WA, Josh Saunders of Arlington, WA, and Holly Saunders of San Diego, CA; four great-grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife Marjorie, daughter Shirley Peery and an infant daughter Sandra.



 



A graveside service will be held at Riverton Crest Cemetery (3400 S. 140th St. Tukwila, WA 98168) on Friday, November 30, 2012 at 2:00pm.


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