Cora Dell King Sanford, 85, of West Orange, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013 in Vidor. Born on Jan. 6, 1928 in Athens, Tx., to her parents, Clara Eugenia (Daughdrill) King and Clarence Wesley King. She was a lifelong resident of Orange, a member of the Orange Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and she worked as an operator with the Equitable Bag Company in Orange.

Cora will be remembered as a very loving wife, mother and grandmother who enjoyed crocheting, crafts and sewing, as well as being of service to the people of her church with the many positions that she held throughout her life.

Cora is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Billy James Sanford; her grandson, Gregory Sanford and her brothers, Claude P. King and Charles W. King.

Those who will most cherish her memory are her son, Bill W. Sanford and wife, Debbie of Lewisville; her daughter, Eugenia Odom and husband, Wyndal of Orange; her son, Bob Sanford and wife, Sharlotte of Little Elm, Tx; her daughter, Dianna Sanford of Austin; her daughter, Kathryn Thigpen and husband, Dusty of Highland Village, Tx; her sister, Florence Welch of Vidor; 20 grandchildren; 41 great grandchildren and one great-great granddaughter. Cora is also survived by numerous members of her extended family.

Services by which to honor Cora’s life will be at 2:00 P.M. Saturday, Feb. 2, in the Chapel of Dorman Funeral Home in Orange, with Bishop Billy Blakeney, officiating. Interment will follow services where she will be laid to rest next to her husband at Orange Forest Lawn Cemetery in West Orange. A gathering of Cora’s family and friends will be from 6:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. Friday at the funeral home.

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