Valerie Sanders


Valerie Ann Sanders, of Lockhart, Texas, passed away on Dec. 2, 2013, at the age of 73. She was born on Feb. 4, 1940, in Clarksburg, Mass., to Raymond and Lucy Alice Armstrong.

She was a devoted and much loved wife, mother, and grandmother. She never met a person she didn’t like and had many many friends. She was a Registered Nurse and worker at Brackenridge Hospital, a sc

hool nurse at Smith School. She loved to sew, and make pillows and quilts, along with her daughter Laurie at craft shows. She also loved to travel with her husband to many parts of the world. She will be greatly missed by her family and all her friends at Wal-Mart.

She was preceded in death by her parents; step-father, Bill Langlois; her daughter, Cheryl Lynn Sanders Ross; brother, Raymond Armstrong, Jr.; and sister, Alana Armstrong.

She is survived by her loving husband of 54 years, Raymond Sanders; one daughter, Laurie Holland and husband, John, of Ingleside, Texas; three sons, Raymond Sanders, Jr., and wife, Henrietta, of Lockhart, Richard Sanders and wife, Deborah, of Lockhart, and Ronald Sanders and wife, Maria, of Austin; thirteen grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Family will receive friends at McCurdy Funeral Home, from 5:00 P.M. to 8:00P.M, with Recitation of the Holy Rosary at 7:00 P.M., on Friday, December 6, 2013. Mass of a Catholic Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 A.M., Saturday, December 7, 2013, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Lockhart, with the Rev. Alberto Borruel, Celebrant. Interment will follow at Lockhart City Cemetery.

Arrangements under the care and guidance of McCurdy Funeral Home, 105 E. Pecan, Lockhart, Texas 78644 (512) 398-4791.



  1. Marcia Proctor 3 December, 2013 at 23:40 Reply

    Ray and Family, May The Lord sustain you during this difficult time. We are most appreciative of Val’s service to our community.
    You and your family are in our prayers.

  2. Kathi 4 December, 2013 at 02:02 Reply

    “Ms. Val” was a wonderful person, who always had a hug, a smile, and a sharp-tongued quip for me. In many ways, she reminded me of my Gram, and I loved her all the more for it. I am heartbroken for the Sanders family, and I will miss her terribly.

  3. Barbara Gilmer 6 December, 2013 at 20:33 Reply

    My thoughts and prayers to you and the Sanders Family. I always enjoyed time spent with Valerie and her wonderful sense of humor. She will be missed.

  4. Dick & Barbara CollinsDd 8 December, 2013 at 14:47 Reply

    Ray and family, we were halfway back to Missouri when we got the word about Val. We are so sorry and shocked to hear this sad news and that we could not attend the services. You and your family are in our prayers.

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