Patricia L. Sanderson

Date of Birth

Oct 19,1946

Date of Death

Aug 23,2009

NAME Patricia L. Sanderson age 62 of Earlville passed away suddenly at Mendota Community Hospital on Sunday August 23, 2009. Patricia was born on October 19, 1946 in Chicago, IL the daughter of James B. and Barbara A. (Bailey) Sanderson.Pat grew up in Wasco, IL and attended Wasco Grade school. After graduating from St. Charles High School with the class of 1962, Pat furthered her education on a scholarship to Coe College in Cedar Rapid, IA. Shortly after, she moved to Heidelberg, Germany, and worked for the US Army Judge Advocate General Office. Later, she returned to St. Charles, IL and worked for local lawyers before dedicating seventeen years working for the State of Illinois. Upon her retirement she volunteered for the COPD Foundation that she helped establish. LIFE NOTES Pat was always moving and always doing, especially when it came to winter activities such as cross country skiing, tobogganing , sledding and many more. Summers were full of adventure and filled to capacity with activities like rafting. She was also known for her peculiar (some say "twisted") sense of humor that balanced out the graciousness, sincerity and generosity that spoke volumes of her spirit. MEMBERSHIPSIn her retirement, Pat saw a need for support groups for people with COPD. She was involved in the very early stages of the COPD Foundation and has spent countless hours on the call line, letting others know they are not alone in their struggles. FAMILY MEMBERSShe now leavers her mother Barbara of Earlville, IL;Two sisters Jane Sandison and Maureen (Gary) Ayala, both Earlville, IL;Two nephewsBrandon (Lisa) Harness of Earlville, IlTony Ayala of Bloomington, IlThree NiecesErin (Bryan) Kunath of Wauconda, IlLindsay Ayala, of Earlville, IlLauren Ayala, of BloomingtonHer great nieces and nephews:Christina Harness of VeronaTaylor Kunath, of WaucondaAdam Kunath of WaucondaMeghann Harness of EarlvilleEmily Harness of EarlvilleNatalie Ayala of EarlvilleCarly Ayala of EarlvillePRECEDED She now joins her father James who preceded her in death. VISITATION / FUNERAL A memorial visitation will be held on Friday August 28 from 4-5:45 with a memorial service to celebrate her life following at 6:00 at Conley Funeral Home 116 W. Pierce St., Elburn, IL. The service will also be webcast-live at beginning five minutes prior to the service and will later be available as an on-demand video on the website. MEMORIAL A memorial will be established in Patricia’s name to benefit the COPD Foundation. Memorials checks may be made to the COPD FOUNDATION and mailed in care of P.O. Box 66, Elburn, IL 60119. Tributes and memories may also be forwarded to the family at the same address or through his obituary at

A memorial visitation will be held from 4-5:45 with a Memorial Service to Celebrate her life to be held at 6:00 PM on Friday August 28 at Conley Funeral Home 116 W Pierce St., Elburn, Il.

Private family commital service will follow cremattion.

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