Sanders, Evelyn Louise Anderson

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Evelyn Louise Anderson Sanders, died April 12, 2008. She was born July 6, 1919 in Bismarck, North Dakota to Elmer August Anderson and Grace Baker Anderson and was raised in Linton, North Dakota.

She was Valedictorian of Linton High School, a graduate of Jamestown (North Dakota) College and received an MFA from Teacher’s College, Columbia University in New York City. She also attended classes at the Corcoran School of Art in Washington, DC and Russell Sage College in Albany, N.Y.

Evelyn was married to Joseph Sanders from 1947 to 1977 and they had three children, Alison (Ron) Limoges of Glenwood Springs, Colorado, Paul Sanders (1951 to 1997) and Mark (Gail McMillan) Sanders of Blacksburg, Va. She was the beloved grandmother of Nicole and Rachel Sanders and Justin and Aaron Limoges. She is also survived by her brother, Elmer A. Anderson, Jr. and family of Newport Beach, Calif.

Evelyn spent many years as an art teacher at both the Lincoln School in New Rochelle, N.Y. and Bethlehem Central Junior High School in Delmar, N.Y. Later she served as an Executive Assistant at the University of West Florida in Pensacola.

Throughout her long life, Evelyn was a wonderful crafts person who worked in many media, clay, pencil, fiber, collage and dried flowers. She was a superb jewelry-maker and an award-winning gardener in Blacksburg who also raised magnificent African Violets. She is already missed by all who knew her.

Evelyn served on the Board of the Blacksburg Regional Art Association and was a member for many years. She had also been active in the Seniors Book Club and the Blacksburg Garden Club.

The family requests no flowers and that any donations in her memory be made to the Montgomery-Floyd County Public Library (Blacksburg Branch) or to the Blacksburg Regional Art Association. Arrangements by McCoy Funeral Home Blacksburg.