October 7, 1931 - January 21, 2021
Jenny Lou Sanders, 89, a long time Casa Grande resident, died on Jan 21, 2021
Mrs. Sanders was born on Oct. 7, 1931, in Covington, Tennessee, and was a daughter of J.O. and Louis Thompson. She grew up in Halls, Tennessee, where she graduate from high school and was a star player on the Hall High School basketball team.
She married Van Sanders, whom she had known since childhood. After their first son was born, they moved to Arizona, where her parents had moved to grow cotton, and she worked for a cotton gin. After their second son was born, they moved to Casa Grande. They soon joined Trinity Southern Baptist Church. She worked at Central School in Casa Grande as an educational assistant and then became a library clerk at Casa Grande Union High School, staying until she retired.
She worked hard to help provide a good home for her family. She offered love, support, advice, and Southern-style cooking, not just to her boys but to their friends, neighbors, and church family. She loved Wednesday night potlucks at the church, and people loved her fried chicken,
She loved the Lord, wanted others to know about his love, and loved attending church and helping in the church library. She loved teaching Sunday school and watching the children grow into adults.
Jenny was always willing to lend a hand to anyone, and her home was always open to those in need. Even though she lived in Arizona for more than 70 years, she never lost her Southern accent. She kept photo memories for her family with dates and details. She never lost her love for animals and raised many dogs and rescued birds.
Survivors include her husband, with whom she celebrated their 69th anniversary on Jan. 5.: two sons; Steve Sanders of Casa Grande and Richard Sanders of Phoenix; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two sisters; Sylvia Coffman and Sydney Daws.
Funeral at 11 am. on Wednesday, Jan. 27, at Trinity Southern Baptist Church, with the Rv. Phil Calvert officiating. Private burial in Mountain View Cemetery.