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George E. Sanborn

June 6, 1925 January 14, 2018
George E. Sanborn
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George, age 92 of Litteton, CO.

Personal Tribute:
• Born June 6, 1925 in St. Joseph, MO & parents are Stepfather, Mr. Maurice K. Sanborn & Mother, Mrs. Marie E. Earixson, both of St. Joseph, MO.
• Pops enjoyed traveling with wife, Hazel. Many memorable trips without the kids fighting in the back of the Chevy Kingswood Station Wagon included: - a cruise to Alaska -Hawaiian Island Hopping with a special visit to the U.S.S. Arizona Memorial -European Tour of England, Scotland, & Wales
• Enjoyed many annual summer family vacations to Disneyland, Disneyworld, Grand Canyon, Mt. Rushmore, Yellowstone National Park, Estes Park & Central City , CO; Hannibal,MO/Mark Twain; Wisconsin Dells, and many more.
• Happily married for more than 61 years to his beloved wife, Hazel Irene DuPree of St. Joseph, MO on Oct. 27, 1956
• Father of 4 high maintenance children: Lori, Mark, Rick & Steven
• Graduated from the University of Kansas School of Engineering
• Loved his pet Dogs: Candy, Tammy, Samantha, Buddy, & Duke
• Loved NFL Games & the Kansas City Chiefs, Chicago Bears, & Denver Broncos
• Loved his 1965 Baby Blue Chevy Impala, 2-door hardtop that he sold in the early 1970’s
Military:
• High School ROTC
• U.S. Navy – Seaman Second Class, 1943-1944
• U.S. Navy Reserves & the California National Guard
Professional:
• Professional Engineering Licenses from the State of Missouri on Jan. 18, 1965 & from the State of Kansas on July 29,1965
• Retired after 31 years of Civil Engineering experience with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in the Kansas City & Chicago Districts. Area of Expertise: Foundations & Geotechnical Engineering.
• Worked on numerous flood control, Navigational, & National Security Projects including: -Intercontinential Ballistic Missile Construction Program at Forbes Air Force Base, Topeka, KS in 1960-1961 - Chicago Deep Water Tunnel Flood Control Project

Dad was a very loving & caring father & very dependable & loving husband who will be deeply missed by his family & many others

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Previous Events

Visitation

Friday

19

Jan

4:00 PM 1/19/2018 4:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 1/19/2018 7:00:00 PM
The Chapel at Ellis Family Services

13436 West Arbor Place
Littleton, CO 80127

The Chapel at Ellis Family Services
13436 West Arbor Place Littleton 80127 CO
United States

Service

Saturday

20

Jan

12:30 PM 1/20/2018 12:30:00 PM - 1:30 PM 1/20/2018 1:30:00 PM
The Chapel at Ellis Family Services

13436 West Arbor Place
Littleton, CO 80127

The Chapel at Ellis Family Services
13436 West Arbor Place Littleton 80127 CO
United States

Graveside

Saturday

20

Jan

2:00 PM 1/20/2018 2:00:00 PM - 2:30 PM 1/20/2018 2:30:00 PM
Chapel Hill Cemetery

6601 South Colorado Boulevard
Centennial, CO 80121

Informal procession to Chapel Hill Cemetery, meet on the north side of the office for procession to grave site at 2:00 PM.

Chapel Hill Cemetery
6601 South Colorado Boulevard Centennial 80121 CO
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Chapel Hill Cemetery Final Resting Place

6601 South Colorado Boulevard
Centennial, CO 80121

6601 South Colorado Boulevard Centennial 80121 CO
United States
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