Richard Green
B: 1937-10-06
D: 2019-02-12
View Details
Green, Richard
Helen Cunningham
B: 1945-12-13
D: 2019-02-09
View Details
Cunningham, Helen
Allan Palmer
B: 1935-03-09
D: 2019-02-08
View Details
Palmer, Allan
Gilbert Testa
B: 1927-10-25
D: 2019-02-07
View Details
Testa, Gilbert
Andrus ViiLu
B: 1938-04-27
D: 2019-02-07
View Details
ViiLu, Andrus
Michael Gray
B: 1968-04-19
D: 2019-02-03
View Details
Gray, Michael
Lola Herriot
B: 1926-10-24
D: 2019-02-02
View Details
Herriot, Lola
Cecilia Restrepo
B: 1922-04-15
D: 2019-02-02
View Details
Restrepo, Cecilia
Richard Donaldson
B: 1941-11-28
D: 2019-02-01
View Details
Donaldson, Richard
Judith Strand Chirgwin
B: 1931-07-06
D: 2019-02-01
View Details
Strand Chirgwin, Judith
Ronald Nowlan
B: 1930-10-30
D: 2019-01-31
View Details
Nowlan, Ronald
Jules Martin
B: 1952-09-30
D: 2019-01-31
View Details
Martin, Jules
Mary Gardiner
B: 1931-06-15
D: 2019-01-30
View Details
Gardiner, Mary
Lucy Johnson
B: 1941-12-22
D: 2019-01-25
View Details
Johnson, Lucy
Scott Sistrunk
B: 1962-01-16
D: 2019-01-24
View Details
Sistrunk, Scott
Mary Moroz-Grove
B: 1948-11-28
D: 2019-01-23
View Details
Moroz-Grove, Mary
Catherine Simmons
B: 1970-11-14
D: 2019-01-23
View Details
Simmons, Catherine
Michelle Brockman
B: 1972-12-27
D: 2019-01-22
View Details
Brockman, Michelle
Margaret Stevens
B: 1922-01-11
D: 2019-01-22
View Details
Stevens, Margaret
Ronald Miller
B: 1954-12-05
D: 2019-01-20
View Details
Miller, Ronald
Dr. Alberto Lugo
B: 1928-11-28
D: 2019-01-20
View Details
Lugo, Dr. Alberto


Use the form above to find your loved one. You can search using the name of your loved one, or any family name for current or past services entrusted to our firm.

Click here to view all obituaries
Search Obituaries
4376 Corporate Square, Suite 1
Naples, FL 34104
Phone: (239)-659-2009
Fax: (239) 659-2013

The Memorial Candle Program has been designed to help offset the costs associated with the hosting this Tribute Website in perpetuity. Through the lighting of a memorial candle, your thoughtful gesture will be recorded in the Book of Memories and the proceeds will go directly towards helping ensure that the family and friends of Barbara Sanderson can continue to memorialize, re-visit, interact with each other and enhance this tribute for future generations.

Thank you.

Select Candle

Obituary for Barbara A. Sanderson

Barbara A.  Sanderson
Barbara Arnquist Sanderson passed away on Jan. 26 at her home in Naples after a 15 month battle with pancreatic cancer, which she fought with both courage and grace. Her passing was peaceful and came just after her entire family had been with her to express their love and say their goodbyes. Included in that gathering were her survivors Richard Sanderson, husband of 48 years; son Brian Sanderson and wife Stacy of Lake Bluff, Illinois; son Bradley Sanderson of Ridgefield, Ct; daughter Julie Sanderson and partner Ryan Skinner of South Royalton, Vermont; grandchildren Chase, Kyle, and Beverly Sanderson of Lake Bluff and Daphne, Gwen, and Damon Sanderson of Ridgefield; sisters Betty Arnquist of San Francisco, California and Nancy Bucciero of Wake Forest, North Carolina; and sister-in-law Sue and brother in-law Phil Billings of Annville, Pennsylvania.

Barbara was born in Battle Creek, Michigan on June 27, 1948. She graduated from the University of Michigan where she met future husband Richard during her freshman year. She was an elementary school teacher for five years before "retiring to work full time" for her family. However, she never lost her education skills, using them to teach friends and peers how to play her beloved game of bridge at her Silver Spring Country Club "class" in Ridgefield, Ct., where she was a member since 1987. In Naples she loved playing in several bridge groups at Kensington Country Club where she was a member for the last five years.

Barbara enjoyed all kinds of sports. In her younger years she was a skier and tennis player, but later gave those up in favor of golf. She was known for her consistent, straight-down-the-middle drives, a true metaphor for how she lived her life. Her weekly game with "The Divas" at Kensington was the highlight of her schedule in Naples. She was a voracious reader and belonged to three book clubs. She also loved to travel, always trying to do research and hear lectures beforehand to better understand the cultures of the places she would be visiting.

For all Barbara's activities, however, personal relationships were the focus of her life. Friends remember her as bright, enthusiastic, optimistic, and one of the kindest and most caring people they have ever known. And at the center was always family. In recent years more frequent trips to see that family in Connecticut, Illinois, and Vermont, along with hosting reunions in Florida, largely replaced travel to faraway places. It was a good trade, since nothing gave her more pleasure and satisfaction than spending time with her children and getting to know--and develop close relationships with--her grandchildren.

Order Flowers
Recently Shared Condolences
Recently Shared Stories