John Howard Sanders

July 2, 1959 - March 13, 2018

Service Date: March 24, 2018

The family has requested that any donations be given to Community Options in lieu of flowers. Services will be held at 10:00 a.m. at the United Methodist Church, 477 Meeker Street, Delta Colorado on Saturday, March 24, 2018. There will be a reception and lunch following. Graveside services will be held at Grand View Cemetery in Montrose.

John Howard Sanders
July 2, 1959 – March 13, 2018

John Howard Sanders was born in Uravan, Colorado on July 2, 1959 to David and Eleanor Sanders. The family moved from Uravan to Arvada, Colorado in 1972 where John attended the Margaret Walters School. In 1977 Casper, Wyoming became the family’s home. John finished school in Casper and began working. They stayed in Casper until 1988 when they returned to Colorado and settled in Montrose. John worked at Community Options until his retirement in June 2017. John lived in Montrose until the death of both of his parents in 2016 when he went to live with his sister, Becky Hubbard and her husband, Bill, in Loma, Colorado. John passed away in Grand Junction, Colorado on March 13, 2018 after a struggle with pneumonia.
Those who knew John will remember his loving nature and kind spirit, humor, his patriotism, and his unexpected quick wit. John was known and loved by many in the Montrose and Grand Junction area.
John’s many interests included a deep love of music, his extensive comic book collection, all things Asian, New York City, and above all, his family. John was able to fulfill a lifelong dream by visiting the city of San Francisco, California in May of 2017. He especially enjoyed visiting Chinatown and the Japanese Gardens at the Golden Gate State Park.
John brought much joy to his family and he is profoundly missed.
John was preceded in death by his father, Dave Sanders, and his mother, Eleanor Thornberry Sanders. He is survived by his siblings Becky (Bill) Hubbard of Loma, Colorado, Grant (Shirley) Sanders of Louisville, Colorado, Mardell Sanders of Montrose, Colorado, and Glenn (Anne) Sanders of Larkspur, Colorado, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and other extended family.
The family has requested that any donations be given to Community Options in lieu of flowers.
Services will be held at 10:00 a.m. at the United Methodist Church, 477 Meeker Street, Delta Colorado on Saturday, March 24, 2018. There will be a reception and lunch following. Graveside services will be held at Grand View Cemetery in Montrose. Crippin Funeral Home & Crematory in Montrose is assisting the family.