BETHEL — A private burial for Clarence Sanders, 78, a lifetime resident of Bethel, who died Sunday, May 26, was held on June 2. To celebrate his life, his family would like to invite all who knew him to his home on Sanders Road in Bethel on Saturday, June 29 at 2 p.m.
Clarence, known by many as Wimp, was the son of Clarence and Hester Sanders.
He worked for the Central Vermont Railroad for 16 years. In 1968, he worked for Pinello Construction as a Crane Operator until he took over the family farm of five generations in 1972. Wimp and his son, Todd worked closely together for 31 years until he retired in 2003. He continued to farm with his son and daughter after retirement.
Wimp was a man of many gifts and talents with interests in skiing, hunting, fishing, golfing, skeet shooting, snowmobiling, motorcycles, music and dancing. He was a loving family man.
He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Judy Sanders, his daughter and son-in-law, Shawn and Peter Dohrn and his son, Todd Sanders and family, Charri Robinson, Melissa Russ and Emily Wright. Other members of his beloved family who enriched his life greatly who knew him as “Uncie” are Bette Jean Tracy of Lyme, N.H., her daughter and son-in-law of Bethel, Samantha and Jerry Wood and two precious daughters Miah and Payton.
Wimp was greatly admired by many and deeply loved by his family. As a special thank you to the entire community for their love and support, the Sanders family will make a generous donation to the Bethel Food Shelf.
Private Condolences may be left at www.dayfunerals.com.
This obituary first appeared in the June 13, 2013 edition of the Vermont Standard.
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