Obituary of Mitzi May Sanders
Mitzi May McFarland Sanders, loving mother and grandmother passed away on February 27, 2022, in Fort Worth, Texas.
Mitzi was born on February 28,1939 to Bruce and Marval McFarland in the Dee Hospital in Ogden, Utah.
Mitzi attended the Ogden City Schools and was active in both junior and senior high school. While attending Central Junior High, she was voted Vice President of the school and in the eighth grade and President of the school in the ninth grade. She was a member of the pep club and a song-leader for the school.
Upon entering high school at Ogden High, she was active in student council, the pep club and the debate team. She traveled across the state representing Ogden High in debate tournaments.
In 1957, she entered the University of Utah. She resided in Carlson Hall her freshman year. She became a member of the Phi Beta Phi Sorority and lived in the sorority house the next three years. During the summer, she worked at the Seattle World's Fair in Seattle, Washington, and California. In 1961, Mitzi graduated with a B.S. Degree in Education. Mitzi taught High School English at East High in Salt Lake City. She began teaching at Evergreen Junior High and Churchill Junior High, thereafter.
Mitzi traveled to New York City in 1963 and worked at the New York World's Fair in Flushing, New York. She returned to Ogden to begin work on her master's degree program and there she met and later married Terry Sanders. They moved to Texas and Mitzi continued teaching in the Moreno School District and worked with under-privileged children. Mitzi entered the field of real estate in 1978 and worked with many builders in Fort Worth. She joined the Fort Worth Board of Real Estate in 1980 and sold real estate for Better Homes and Gardens, Henry S. Miller, Sheridan McCann and retired with Coldwell Banker in 2006. Mitzi earned the Million Dollar Achievement Award each year for 36 years.
Mitzi loved to travel. She visited Europe, Australia, Alaska, Fiji Islands, Hawaii, and many islands in the Caribbean.
Mitzi is survived by three daughters, Melissa Sanders, Nicole Sanders, Brooke Sanders Pacheco (Mike); one sister, Judy Radford (Ed); sister-in-law, Sherrie McFarland; numerous nieces and nephews, and one grandson "The Love of her Life” Jake Ryan Pacheco.
Visitation: 5 - 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 2 , at Martin Thompson & Son Funeral Home, 6009 Wedgwood Drive, Fort Worth, TX 76133.
Funeral services will be held at Lindquist Mortuary in Ogden, Utah and the burial will be at the Ogden City Cemetery in Ogden, Utah.