Monday, June 1, 2015

Class of 1962 Loses a Classmate Lowell Sanders after Long Illness

Lowell Sanders
U. S. Navy 1962 – 1966
Nov 15, 1944 - May 26, 2015

We lost another of our beloved classmates, Tuesday, May 26, 2015. Lowell Sanders passed away at his home in Fort Worth after a long illness. Like so many others, Lowell enlisted right after graduation into the U. S. Navy. Being embroiled in the Vietnam Conflict, some in our country didn't want to call it a "war," but our young men and women, like Lowell, knew better. Lowell transported Agent Orange on several different ships to Vietnam during his Military Career. He suffered from Agent Orange Exposure and this week he succumbed to the cruelties it inflicted on his body these last 50 plus years.

He kept in touch with many of his friends and classmates over the years and is going to be missed so much. There were many on Facebook who commented that they had corresponded with him and spoke to him when they could and they shared how he was such a good friend. He was able to attend our 50th Class Reunion in 2012 and his sister, Nancy, told me he spoke of it often. She said she remembered him talking about the Reunion only a few short weeks ago. He enjoyed it so much. Lowell was a member of the Mineral Wells High School Band for four years; he played the clarinet. His brother, Warren Sanders, was in the Class of 1964 and their sister, Nancy Sanders McConnell, was in the Class of 1966. Lowell is the father of two daughters.

Services for Lowell Sanders will be held Thursday, June 4, 2015, at 11:15 a.m. at the DFW National Cemetery, 2000 Mountain Creek Parkway, Dallas, TX 75211.

Lowell Sanders
Class of 1962 - Senior


Sanders, Lowell, original belonging to Lowell Sanders and digital used here from 2012 Scrapbook and by permission. 

The 1962 Burro, Mineral Wells High School yearbook, yearbook property MWHS 50 Year Club, digital format used.

McConnell, Nancy Sanders, telephone interview, Judith Richards Shubert, May 31, 2015.

Copyright 2015: Judith Richards Shubert

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