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Brenda L. Sanford

March 20, 1953 April 30, 2020
Brenda L.  Sanford
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Obituary for Brenda L. Sanford

Brenda L. Sanford of Brighton, formerly of Cohoctah, Michigan died on April 30, 2020 at the age of 67. Born in Flint on March 20, 1953 to parents Lester E. and Velma Marie (Masters) Oswald, she grew up in Flint with her two sisters, Kathy (Terry) Dixon and Marcia Foster and brother, Keith (Brenda) Oswald.

Brenda married Jack Sanford in 1971. The couple enjoyed 35 years of marriage before Jack died in 2006.

Her 40 year working career was spent in health care. Brenda worked at McPherson Hospital as an LPN, and continued her education at Lansing Community College where she received her degree as a Registered Nurse.

Brenda enjoyed spending time in nature - doing landscaping projects, tending gardens and growing flowers, as well as traveling in the RV and camping. She also enjoyed working at the Brighton, Howell, and Fenton farmer’s markets with Big Will.

In 2013 Brenda met Bob Bauman at Howell Bowl-E-Drome where the couple participated in several bowling leagues.

In addition to sharing her life with Bob, Brenda treasured the companionship of their 3 cats, Keisue, Meeko and Darwin as well as their dog, Sophie.

Brenda was full of energy and full of life Her positive attitude and remarkable strength was truly inspirational.

Family and friends will fondly remember Brenda for her kind spirit and generous heart.


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