Shirley Ann Fagan Sanders

12/27/1936 ~ 12/16/2017

ShirleySandersCoupleCropShirley Ann Fagan Sanders, dear wife, mother, and grandmother passed away on Saturday, December 16, 2017 at the age of 80, surrounded by her family. Services to be held December 27, 2017. Viewing from 9:00-10:30 am, followed by Funeral Service at 11:00 am at the Fairview 1st Ward, 122 S. State Street, Fairview, Utah. Interment following at the Fairview City Cemetery.
Shirley was born on December 27, 1936 in Findlay Ohio. She moved west to be married to her sweetheart and eternal companion, John Frank Sanders, Jr. They were sealed in the Manti, Utah Temple on April 3, 1963. During their 54 years together they raised their family on Mt. Charleston, Nevada for 32 years. She was a school bus driver and drove the kids from Mt. Charleston to Indian Springs. In 1996 they retired to, Fairview, Utah.
Shirley is preceded in death by her parents, Walter Rex and Pearl May Bish Fagan. Brothers, William Rex, Danny Allen and Jack Ray Fagan. Sister, Sally Ann.
She is survived by her husband, John Frank Sanders, Jr., Fairview, Utah. Her children, Inez Kern (Eric), Payson, Utah. Beverly Duncan (Chad), Eagle Mt., Utah. John Rex Sanders (Stacey), Henderson, Nevada. Wanda Nelson (Michael), Sandy, Utah. Robert Jay Sanders (Carol), N, Las Vegas, Nevada. Danny Ray Sanders, Tooele, Utah. 32 Grand Children.
Her sister, Nancy May Stolzer (Dave) Findlay, Ohio. Brother James LeRoy Fagan, Findlay, Ohio.
Shirley loved to sing country music and play the guitar, in her younger years she sang with her brothers and dad. She would play the guitar and sing at home and at gatherings quite often. She was an amazing seamstress, making clothing for her girls, a wedding gown for her oldest daughter, and pillowcases for all her grandchildren. She blessed many with her needle work and crocheting throughout her life. When she became unable to get around as much as she’d like, she would keep herself busy by crocheting.
Shirley joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints at the age of 19.. She served in many callings, Chorister, Primary teacher, Stake Missionary, Primary president, Relief Society President and Manti Temple worker were among some of her favorites. She loved teaching and working with the youth. Shirley had a strong testimony of the Savior, Jesus Christ. She loved her family and always enjoyed spending time with them. We will miss her and look forward to the time we can be together again.
Our family would like to thank all the friends, neighbors, Doctors and nurses who cared for our mom in such a caring manner. Online condolence

3 Responses to “Shirley Ann Fagan Sanders”

  1. Ross Shelley says:

    Dear Frank and family: We are sorry to hear about Shirley. We send our thoughts and prayers.

  2. Angela lansciardi and Family says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with your whole family

  3. Thank you for sharing this beautiful summary. I really know her only from the light of Wanda in the Nelson family. What a light she has been.
    Brad Nelson