Ed Sanford, 71, of Horseshoe Bend died Dec. 29, 2001, at White River Medical Center in Batesville.
Born July 7, 1930, in Morris, Ill., he was the son of William and Lois Howe Sanford. He was a graduate of Lake Forest Academy and Amherst College in Massachusetts. He joined the U.S. Navy in 1952. He served his country for 23 years. He was in many conflicts including Vietnam and the Bay of Pigs as a carrier pilot for the Navy. He retired from the Navy and pursued several vocations including an insurance agent, real estate salesman. He also managed his family farms for many years.
He married Jeanne Asness Oct. 13, 1990. They moved to Horseshoe Bend in January 1992 where he was active in the Kiwanis, VFW of which he was recently named commander of the local post, and worked for the Carriage Trade Realty as a part-time associate. He was an avid fisherman and golfer. He was a member of St. Stephen's Episcopal Church.
Survivors include his wife, Jeanne; two stepsons, Lawrence and his wife, Kathy, of North Aurora, Ill., and Ronald of Chicago, Ill.; a sister, Mary Ann Sanford of Morris, Ill.; six step-grandchildren; two step-great-grandchildren; and a close family friend, Helen Meisner and her daughter, Audra.
The funeral was Jan. 3 at St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Morris, Ill. Burial followed in Evergreen Cemetery in Morris.
Local arrangements were under the direction of Horseshoe Bend Memorial Chapel.
Memorials may be made to St. Thomas Episcopal Church of Morris or to St. Stephen's Episcopal Church of Horseshoe Bend or to the Horseshoe Bend Library.