Donald Edward Sanders, 69, of Thornton, passed away Nov. 10, 2012, from complications of diabetes. He was born May 6, 1943, in Casper, Wyo., to Ivan M. and Letha (Morris) Sanders. He married Sandra J. Buskirk April 16, 1965.
Donald is survived by his children, Donald Edward Sanders II (Valerie), of Thornton, Elisabeth Ann Sanders (Kevin Phieler), of Louisville, Ky., Mary Noel Cohagen (Ryan), of Omaha, Neb.; sister, Roberta Beers, of Dixon, Calif.; six grandchildren, Katherine, Donald E. III (D.J.), Andrew, Audrey, Bella and Ivan.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and brother Ivan Theodore (Ted) Sanders.
A memorial service is set for 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 19, at The First United Methodist Church of Windsor, 503 Walnut Street, Windsor, CO 80550.
Tabor-Rice Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.