Patricia "Trish" Sanford

Birth: August 10th, 1953
Death: July 16th, 2018
Age: 64 years

Patricia “Trish” Jean Sanford, age 64, of Au Gres, Michigan, passed away on July 16, 2018. Born on August 10, 1953, to the late James “Sandy” & Mary Ann (Murphy) Sanford, Trish graduated from Au Gres-Sims High School, earned a B.S. in English from Central Michigan University, and completed graduate work at Saginaw Valley State University. She enjoyed reading, cross-stitching, and collecting beach glass.

Trish worked in education throughout her life, serving as a long-term substitute teacher in the Au Gres-Sims schools and surrounding districts, and working with preschool children through the Head Start program. She impacted many students over her years of driver’s education instruction, and shared her love of reading while working at the Iosco-Arenac District Library. A lifelong resident of Point Lookout, Trish served her community through her volunteer work with the Au Gres-Sims Athletic Boosters.

She is survived by her son Sean (Melanie Wallace) Sanford and grandson Finn Sanford; siblings, Bobbe (Mike Wiggins) Burke, Micki (Roger) Eaton, Kim (Donna) Sanford, Todd (Jane Komar) Sanford, and Matt (Linda) Sanford, and their families; and many lifelong friends.

Friends and family are invited to attend a celebration of Trish on August 25, 2018, 1:00-3:00pm, at Edmonds’ Au Gres Inn. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to Arenac County Animal Control (PO Box 1131, Standish, MI, 48658) or Wolverine Pride Association (PO Box 903, Au Gres, MI, 48703).

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