Obituary: Todd Mark Sander Dec. 14, 1964 – April 30, 2015

TODD MARK SANDER Dec. 14, 1964 – April 30, 2015

Todd Mark Sander was born in Seattle, WA on December 14, 1964, to Oscar R. Sander and Janet Blohm Sander. He shared his birthday with his sister, Julie Sander Bucknam, who was born two years later.  

Because his family moved often during Todd’s elementary school years, Todd changed schools every year until his family moved to White Rock in 1977. He then entered Mrs. Spingler’s sixth grade class at Pinon School.

He graduated from Los Alamos High School in 1982 and graduated magna cum laude from Northern Arizona University with both a B.S. degree in Forestry and an MBA. Upon graduation he became a systems engineer at EDS.

In 1995 he met his faithful and loving wife, Brenda Rossel, whom he married and was faithful to for 20 years. After Todd’s twin sons, Austin and Travis Sander, were born, Todd became a stay-at-home dad. Todd was a dedicated father, teaching his boys and their friends to fish, hunt, and identify animal tracks and scat in the woods. He was a life-long member of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation. Todd had a remarkable sense of direction and seldom carried a compass or a GPS in the woods because he always knew where he was.

Todd’s family loved him very much; he is sorely missed by his family and friends. He died on April 30, 2015, at his home. His memorial service was held on May 9 in a log cabin that he would have loved.

Donations may be made in Todd’s name to Boys & Girls Clubs of America (1275 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta, GA 30309) or a charity of your choice.

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