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Thomas Sanders

Thomas Kent Sanders

Thursday, September 2nd, 1954 - Saturday, April 17th, 2021
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Thomas Kent Sanders, age 66, passed away unexpectedly on April 17, 2021, from heart failure at the Bruce W. Carter VA Medical Center in Miami, Florida. Tom was born September 2, 1954, to Milton David Sanders and Florence Milluck Sanders. He graduated from Longmont High School in Colorado in 1972 and enlisted in the Colorado Air National Guard, training as an aircraft maintenance technician. After attaining the rank of Staff Sergeant, Tom transferred to the US Navy Reserve. After attending college, he earned an Officer’s Commission and became a Naval Flight Officer. He flew the S-3 Viking anti-submarine aircraft and deployed to the western pacific onboard the USS Enterprise. During his naval career, he was awarded the National Defense Service Metal, three Navy Battle Efficiency Awards, and the Navy Sea Service Ribbon. In 1996, Tom retired from a successful Navy career as a Lieutenant Commander.

After the Navy, Tom had various jobs and liked to travel. He loved Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

He was preceded in death by his father, Milton David Sanders of Longmont, Colorado (1984); his mother, Florence Sanders Schroeder of Johnstown, Colorado (2019); and his younger brother, Rodd Brian Sanders of Johnstown, Colorado (2020).

Tom is survived by his sister, Lynette Ebberts and her husband Douglas of Fernandina Beach, Florida; his step-father, Rev. Al Schroeder of Johnstown, Colorado; and his nephew John Henry Williams and his wife Molly, and their two children, Peter and Josephine of Fort Walton Beach, Florida. He is also survived by cousins Ric and Teresa Bacon of Loveland, Colorado; Michael Bacon of Lafayette, Colorado; and Dennis and Janet Culver of Boulder, Colorado.

Friends and family are invited to gather at Mountain View Cemetery, in Longmont, Colorado, on Wednesday May 19, 2021, at 1:00pm as Tom is laid to rest with military honors, next to his dad Milton, and his brother Rodd.

Tom is now in the arms of Jesus. May he rest in peace.
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  • Graveside Services

    Wednesday, May 19th, 2021 | 1:00pm
    When
    Wednesday, May 19th, 2021 1:00pm
    Location
    Mountain View Cemetery
    Address
    620 11th Avenue
    Longmont, Colorado 80501
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    Masks/Facial Coverings are required

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