Barbara "Jean" Sanders was born December 7, 1938 to Mary Louise Clegg and Christopher Sanders and died September 21, 2019 with her daughters' Debbie and Shelia by her side.
Jean had the most beautiful and amazing love, who she shared with everyone. No matter who you were, you would have a table to sit at, coffee to drink, and an ear to listen. She cared for everyone in her life so deeply. Her love, just as her blood has been passed down to generations of family. Even though we do not have her physically with us anymore, the kindness, laughs, and deep love that she shared with everyone will be never forgotten by anyone she has ever came into contact with. Jean loved her animals just as much as her family. They were her family too. She loved gardening and was so proud of her beautiful flowers that she grew. Now, we will have the remembrance of her, every time we see her beautiful garden.
Jean also had a deep love for caring for others. She was a certified phlebotomist, and CNA. For years, she worked at the Veteran's Home, and loved to have any job that she could care for others that couldn't themselves. She even had an in home Healthcare certification and she took care of many others in need until they had passed in her own home. Jean also cared for her mother, Mary, up until her last breath. Her love had no bounds, and all of us are so grateful that we were able to experience that love, and it will be instilled in our minds and hearts forever.
She is survived by her children, Connie (Glenn) Leckband, Johnny (Teri) Sanders, Vic Grudzinski, Debbie Chapman, and Shelia (Kevin Taresh) Sortor; her brothers, Rex and Roger Williams; also, her long-time friend Steve Divesti; and her 19 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great-grandchildren; and not to forget her many nieces and nephews whom she loved dearly.
She is preceded in death by her Baby Boy, who was born sleeping; her son, who she dearly loved and missed, Justin Dale Sortor; her grandson, Justin Blaine Sanders; her mama, Mary Talbot; her father, Christopher Sanders; her sisters, Otella Camphouse, and Wanda Cole; and her brother, Larry Williams. She was also able to be reunited with her precious dog Gus, and her many other fur babies whom she dearly loved and lost over the years.
There will be a graveside service on Friday, September 27, 2019 at 2 pm at Mountain View Cemetery, 1520 S. 5th Ave. Pocatello, ID at marker 33 so that she can be buried with her son Justin Sortor. Pastor Steve Yadon will dedicate her grave. There will be a dinner provided after, for those who would like to honor her beautiful soul at The Christ Church at 1245 N. Arthur in Old-Town Pocatello, ID.
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