Crystal Sanders of Austin, TX, formerly of Memphis, TN, passed peacefully into God’s hands early Thanksgiving morning November 25, 2010 at Seton Hospital in Austin, TX.
Born June 27, 1917 the 12th of 13 children to Eli and Ollie Jones in Deepwater, MO. She held degrees from the University of Missouri Columbia and Central Missouri State. She was a practicing dietitian at Missouri University of Science and Technology where she met and married her husband Bob Sanders in 1947.
Her love and care will be truly missed by all who knew her. Her family will treasure the many wonderful memories and legacy she leaves behind. She is survived by her devoted husband of 63 years, Bob Sanders. She also leaves behind son Steve Sanders (Laura) of Buckley, WA; daughters Mickey Newman (Charlie) of Nashville, TN; Kay Walbridge (Kerry) of Dallas, TX; Kathy Huffaker (Jerry) of Austin, TX; Mary Beth Felle (Ken) of Charlotte, NC; nine grandchildren, Michelle Klenke (Wayne), Josh (Bethany) and Emily Newman, Katie (Andy) Schonert, Lauren (Tim) McClement, Andrew Walbridge, Nathan and Tory Felle, and Judd Huffaker; three great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law; and a host of nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and siblings.