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LG Sanders

Born: Sat., May 9, 1931
Died: Fri., Nov. 23, 2018


Celebration of Life

1:00 PM Sat., Dec. 01, 2018
Location: Amling/Schroeder Chapel Myrtle Point


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LG Sanders, age 87, passed away Nov. 23, 2018 at his home near Myrtle Point.   A memorial service will be held, Saturday, Dec. 1st at 1PM at the Myrtle Point Chapel of Amling/Schroeder Funeral Service, 404 7th Street.

He was born at Sheridan, Arkansas to Charlie and Nora (Cotton) Sanders.  As a boy, LG learned an early work ethic, farming the ground in Arkansas.   He had fond memories of working a team of mules and at times riding on a mule, fertilizing the cotton fields.  He also worked with his father sawing hickory billets to make tool handles. 

When LG was 15 he moved with his parents and other family members to Coos Bay.  They heard about work in the woods and mills for higher wages than what they were receiving in Arkansas.  They traveled in an old KB-8 International school bus which they remodeled to make it more livable for the long trip.  It was even furnished with a wood-burning cook stove that they used to bake their cornbread and other food for the trip.

LG and his brother, Jack, went to work for Snow Carlson cutting second growth trees near Coos Bay for a time.  Later LG began doing construction work and built many homes.  He did carpentry jobs around the bay area at SWOCC, Michigan Avenue School, The Courtel (Red Lion), the Quiet Valley office building and the Water Treatment building at Coos Bay.  Finally, he built his home in Fairview and assisted with the building of his final home near Dora.  He was a man who felt right with a tool belt strapped around his waist.

LG was a man who knew how to make things work.  In 1967 he moved a 36’x94’ barn from Coos River to Fairview.  Piece by piece he took it apart and put it together in its new location.  It still stands and is a piece of beauty.   He added a milking parlor to the barn and milked cows for years.  He made hay on the fields of his 160 acre ranch to feed his cattle.  He always was a hard worker.

Later LG and his wife, Christy, bought a ranch near Dora and raised cattle.  He not only made hay on his own fields but did custom haying jobs in the area.  He was happiest when riding on his tractor baling hay and everything running like it should.

LG was known as a man of his word and his willingness to help someone in need.  Doing hard work was part of his inner core.

LG was preceded in death by his parents, Charlie and Nora, his brothers, Jack and JB, his sister Willene and his first wife, Glenna Orchard Sanders.

LG is survived by his wife, Christy, his children, Debbie and Wes Northup, son, Dennis, grandchildren Matthew, Austin, Sarah and Jessica, four great grandchildren, sister-in-law, Sharon Orchard, and brother-in-law Dick Orchard.

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Logan and Carolyn Sumstine
   Posted Wed November 28, 2018
Our deepest condolences to Deb, Wes and family during this time of loss. Skip and Carolyn Sumstine

Jon Cooke
   Posted Thu November 29, 2018
I grew up with Dennis out in Fairview. We had a lot of great memories growing up. I know my dad, Gordon Cooke, had a lot of respect for L.G. Sorry to see another Fairview patriarch pass. Jon Cooke

Ginny (Ramberg) Paseman
   Posted Mon December 03, 2018
To the family of L.G.......You have just lost a wonderful person. I have known L.G. during the years he and Glenna lived in Fairview and were building their home. What wonderful neighbors and friends! My husband and I visited many, many times with them.....we were all young parents....building our homes,.....establishing our presence in Fairview. We had a very close knit community. L.G. was like a solid rock of that community.....a quiet, steady, honest person you could rely on and trust. He was what you would call, "the salt of the Earth". But as time goes on, so did our lives. Bud Boone died....divorces happened....some of us moved away. Glenna's death was tragic and a shock to everyone. But as his nature, L.G. was able to persevere, and I heard in time, he re-married. I was happy for him. I learned a lot in reading his obituary....his birthplace....his early childhood....the buildings he worked on. On a recent trip back to Fairview this past Thanksgiving, I relived a lot of memories. As we traveled the road and passed each house or driveway I noted....Norma Jean Morgan is gone......and Gordon & Elinore Cooke are gone....Helen Boone is gone.....so much for 'the 'ole days'! But in reading his obit.... I didn't learn something I often wondered about..... what ......L.....G....stands for? It may be something I will never know. But here's to L.G!! A vanishing breed in this day and age. My heart goes out to his wife and family....and I'm grateful that I knew him.

Ray H.
   Posted Sun December 09, 2018
LG was a great man and I enjoyed the conversations I had with him on his ranch. He was a kind man that I looked up to and he appeared to have the ability to do anything he set his mind too. I send my condolences to Christy and the rest of his family.

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