St. Joseph, Mich.
January 13, 1930 - January 23, 2013
Martha Sanders, 83, of St. Joseph, Mich., passed away Jan. 23, 2013, peacefully surrounded by her loving family.
A Celebration of Life service will be held Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013, at the Omak Eagles Lodge from noon to 3 p.m.
Martha was born Jan. 13, 1930, in Tennessee, to William “Kemp” and Mary (Litchford) Kimbro.
On February 13, 1949, she married Jay C. Sanders in Coloma, Mich. Martha was a housewife, and a proud mother of 13 children. She enjoyed cooking, changing diapers, and spending time with her family. She will be remembered by her family as a loving and devoted mother.
Martha is survived by her 13 children, Jim (Linda) Sanders, of Spokane, Wash., Jan (Jim) Leach, of St. Joseph, Mich., John (Nancy) Sanders of Ephrata, Wash., Joyce Turner, of St. Joseph, Mich., Jay (Rosie) Sanders, of Berlin, Germany, Judy (Doug) Wall, of Electric City, Wash., Jeff Sanders, of Miles City, Mont., Joe (Selma) Sanders, of Electric City, Wash., Janie (Keith) Smith-Brigg, of Spokane, Wash., Jerry Sanders, of Grand Coulee, Wash., Jeanie (Gary) French, of Electric City, Wash., Jack (Crystal) Sanders, of Provo, Utah, and Jill (Lance) Huff of Spokane, Wash.; 31 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and her brother, Tom Kimbro, of Hartford, Mich.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Jay C. Sanders; and her parents.