Sunday, April 19, 2015
FAIRFIELD-SUISUN, CALIFORNIA
99 CENTS

Margaret Ruth Sanford

By
From page A4 | March 02, 2014 |

Margaret Sanford

March 29, 1937 — Feb. 17, 2014

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Margaret Ruth Sanford, 76, on Monday, Feb. 17, 2014. Per her wishes, her final days were spent at her home under the loving care of her family.

Margaret was born March 29, 1937, in Villa Park, Calif., to George Cecil and Leota Maude (Buckner) Huffman. After graduating from Canoga Park High School and attending Antelope Valley Junior College, she worked as a civilian employee at Edwards Air Force Base. While there, she met Charles Edward “Charlie” Sanford, whom she married March 7, 1958, in Lancaster, Calif.

After accompanying her husband to his duty assignment in Tripoli, Libya, the couple, plus their first two children, were transferred to Travis Air Force Base in Fairfield, Calif., in 1962, and became longtime residents of the nearby Tolenas Farms community.

Margaret made the most of her new home by pursuing her love of gardening. She transformed and landscaped her property with various types of flowers, succulents and fruiting and decorative trees. When not outside, she loved reading, especially mystery and suspense novels, and enjoyed playing cards. It was also from their home that Margaret and Charlie started a sheep and cattle business and then their own trucking company.

Margaret was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and her two brothers, Winford and James Huffman.

Margaret is survived by her four children, son Charles E. Sanford Jr. of Fairfield, Calif.; daughter and son-in-law, Diana K. and Ernest Coudright of Fairfield, Calif.; son and daughter-in-law, David J. and Maria Sanford of Fairfield, Calif.; son, Jeffrey D. Sanford of Windsor, Calif.; grandchildren, Christopher Durham of Oakdale, Calif., Corina Durham of Fairfield, Calif., Jessica N. (William) Sanchez of Aviano, Italy, Michael J.P. Coudright of Alamo, Calif., and Joshua A. Coudright of Fairfield, Calif.; and great-grandsons, Nicholas Raby-Durham of Fairfield, Calif., and Dimitri F Sanchez of Aviano, Italy.

She also leaves behind her sister, Lois McInnis of Beaverton, Ore., and numerous loving nieces and nephews.

Arrangements have been handled by Bryan-Braker of Fairfield, Calif. A private memorial for Margaret will be held at a later date for family and close friends.

The family encourages anyone wishing to memorialize Margaret to do so by making your own planting of some seeds, bulbs or cuttings so she may remain a constant and beautiful memory.

LEAVE A COMMENT

Discussion | 1 comment

The Daily Republic does not necessarily condone the comments here, nor does it review every post. Read our full policy

  • Phyllis PalomoFebruary 28, 2014 - 10:09 am

    I worked for Margaret in 2007 and I found her to be a very strong and she was very kind to me, I know she had a great love for plants and flowers! I enjoyed walking around her yard daily enjoying the fruit trees! and viewing all the exotic flowers and plants and the beautiful landscape. I enjoy the plants she gave me and often think of her when I'm watering them! I also wish her family well from time to time after all these years, I had the pleasure of meeting David and working with Charles and Margaret would tell me great stories of her late husband! Jeffery was just a gem to me he was my shadow and followed me around! So I would invite him to go outside with me several times a day! I have great memories of Margaret and I pray for her family during this difficult time. Phyllis Palomo

    Reply | Report abusive comment
.

Solano News

Waiting game: Woman, toddler hope for kidney transplants

By Amy Maginnis-Honey | From Page: C1, 2 Comments | Gallery

 
Tiny twins call Heather House their 1st home

By Amy Maginnis-Honey | From Page: A1, 53 Comments | Gallery

Solano ranks last in Bay Area for health

By Ryan McCarthy | From Page: A1, 3 Comments | Gallery

 
SID to consider water rate hikes

By Kevin W. Green | From Page: A1

 
 
City announces Browns Valley Road closures

By Bill Hicks | From Page: A3

Healthier Living program begins mid-May

By Kevin W. Green | From Page: A3

 
Bachelor party turns into community event

By Susan Hiland | From Page: A3, 3 Comments | Gallery

Il Fiorello serves up chocolate desserts

By Susan Hiland | From Page: A3 | Gallery

 
Coping with seasonal allergies

By Emerita Brigino-Buenaventura, M.d | From Page: C4

When to throw in the towel on sickly plants

By Karen Metz | From Page: C4

 
Church hosts health, wellness fair

By Susan Hiland | From Page: A5 | Gallery

Solano superhero back in school

By Kevin W. Green | From Page: A5

 
Home, garden show offers something for everyone

By Bill Hicks | From Page: A6 | Gallery

Weather for Sunday, April 19, 2015

By Daily Republic staff | From Page: B6

 
Fairfield hotel gets major renovation

By Kevin W. Green | From Page: B7 | Gallery

 
Teen victim of Dixon shooting dies

By Bill Hicks | From Page: A7, 6 Comments

Land use, design, project synergy key to growth

By Brian Miller and Karl Dumas | From Page: B7

 
Vanden robotics team ready to compete in world championships

By Bill Hicks | From Page: A7 | Gallery

2 nations at center of market drop

By Bud Stevenson | From Page: B7

 
Fairfield police log: April 17, 2015

By Glen Faison | From Page: A9

Suisun City police log: April 17, 2015

By Glen Faison | From Page: A9

 
Commissary-Exchange pairing gains steam

By Nick DeCicco | From Page: B10

Airmen with county ties complete training

By Nick DeCicco | From Page: B10

 
.

US / World

Time plus distance help some Oklahoma City victims move on

By The Associated Press | From Page: A7

 
San Francisco marks anniversary of 1906 earthquake

By The Associated Press | From Page: A7

 
Scarlett O’Hara outfit fetches $137,000 at auction

By The Associated Press | From Page: A10

Turin Shroud goes back on display for faithful and curious

By The Associated Press | From Page: A10

 
French replica of revolutionary frigate sets sail for Boston

By The Associated Press | From Page: A11

 
Islamic State blamed for Afghan suicide bombing killing 35

By The Associated Press | From Page: A12

.

Opinion

Talk about corruption

By Letter to the Editor | From Page: A8, 11 Comments

 
Justice not served

By Letter to the Editor | From Page: A8, 25 Comments

Clinton should spruce up a bit

By Letter to the Editor | From Page: A8, 31 Comments

 
 
Sound off for April 19, 2015

By Daily Republic | From Page: A8, 2 Comments

 
.

Living

Community Calendar: April 19, 2015

By Susan Hiland | From Page: A2

 
Today in history: Sunday, April 19, 2015

By The Associated Press | From Page: A2

 
Vatican unexpectedly ends crackdown of US nun group

By The Associated Press | From Page: C3

Horoscopes: April 19, 2015

By Holiday Mathis | From Page: C4

 
Wife needs to decide if she can tolerate husband’s binge drinking

By Kathy Mitchell and Marcy Sugar | From Page: C4

.

Entertainment

PUBLISHERS WEEKLY BEST-SELLERS

By The Associated Press | From Page: C2

 
Anna Kendrick has book of essays coming out in 2016

By The Associated Press | From Page: C2

Phil Klay, Leslie Jamison among PEN award nominees

By The Associated Press | From Page: C2

 
TVGrid

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B11

.

Sports

Crawford, Heston lead Giants to win

By The Associated Press | From Page: B1

 
Curry scores 34, Warriors beat Pelicans 106-99 in Game 1

By The Associated Press | From Page: B1 | Gallery

Reddick’s 3-run homer sends A’s to 5-0 victory over Royals

By The Associated Press | From Page: B1

 
Cal defense shines for a change at scripted spring game

By The Associated Press | From Page: B1

 
Tom Watson: Next Masters might be his last

By The Associated Press | From Page: B2

Free agent center Wisniewski signs 1-year deal with Jaguars

By The Associated Press | From Page: B2

 
Pete Rose hired by Fox as special guest studio analyst

By The Associated Press | From Page: B2

Marcotte, Ryan win US cycling Criterium championships

By The Associated Press | From Page: B2

 
Independent league experiments with 3-ball walks

By The Associated Press | From Page: B2

Merritt maintains edge through 3 rounds at RBC Heritage

By The Associated Press | From Page: B2 | Gallery

 
Jones throws 2 TDs, wins challenge at Ohio State spring game

By The Associated Press | From Page: B2 | Gallery

Serena Williams gets a rare test from Giorgi but holds on

By The Associated Press | From Page: B2

 
Rose scores 23, Bulls beat Bucks 103-91

By The Associated Press | From Page: B3

Harden has 24 points, Rockets beat Mavs 118-108 in Game 1

By The Associated Press | From Page: B3

 
Pierce leads Wizards past Raptors in OT in Game 1

By The Associated Press | From Page: B3 | Gallery

As Spurs know, international players can impact NBA playoffs

By The Associated Press | From Page: B3 | Gallery

 
Hometown report: Little League baseball

By Daily Republic staff | From Page: B4

Hometown report: Youth track

By Daily Republic staff | From Page: B4

 
Kenseth content in car and not contemplating retirement

By The Associated Press | From Page: B4 | Gallery

Logano leads flag-to-flag to win Xfinity race at Bristol

By The Associated Press | From Page: B4 | Gallery

 
This date in sports history for April 19

By The Associated Press | From Page: B5

 
.

Business

Using a prepaid card? Avoid getting socked with fees

By The Washington Post | From Page: B7

 
Recalls this week: blowers, bike hooks, mattresses, toys

By The Associated Press | From Page: B8

This year’s fight for the tech industry: Patent trolls

By The Associated Press | From Page: B8

 
IMS: US prescription drug spending jumped 13 percent in 2014

By The Associated Press | From Page: B9

Fast-growing Asian aviation confronts safety challenges

By The Associated Press | From Page: B9 | Gallery

 
 
.

Obituaries

Carole Anspach

By Nancy Green | From Page: A4

 
Robert Larkin

By Nancy Green | From Page: A4

Barbara Medders

By Nancy Green | From Page: A4

 
Carrol “Carl” Gordon Parker

By Nancy Green | From Page: A4

John Thompson

By Nancy Green | From Page: A4

 
Allen Ellsworth Dolby Sr.

By Nancy Green | From Page: A4

Sterling Jenkins

By Nancy Green | From Page: A5

 
.

Comics