Jo Anne passed away Sunday, February 10, 2013. She was born in San Pedro, CA to Eldon (Sandy) and Bertha (Banks) Sanders on January 10, 1938. They preceded her in death. The Sander’s family moved to Oregon in 1945, where they settled in Sutherlin. JoAnne talked about a happy childhood. She graduated from Sutherlin High School in 1956. She then married Jackson L Marsh in December of 1956. They had two children, and remained married twenty-one years. On March 10, 1979, JoAnne married Lynn Surgeon. They were married twenty-three years, and they enjoyed a great life together. She’d found her soul mate. He preceded her in death on April 10, 2002. JoAnne served the public most of her life as a waitress, and grocery clerk. Later in life she became a care giver for some of her best friends. JoAnne held fond memories of her first and second cousins. She enjoyed many outings, and gatherings with the Ya Ya Girls, some of her high school girlfriends. JoAnne was a faithful member of the Sutherlin Neighborhood Church of Christ. Many remember her kindness and positive attitude. She will always be greatly loved, and missed by her family and friends. JoAnne is survived by her mother-in-law: Iola Surgeon. sister, Joyce Henry-Mackay; brother, Doug Sanders; children: Jackie Cranford (Marsh) and Greg Cranford; Joel D Marsh; stepchildren: Greg Surgeon, Tamera Surgeon; Lisa Clemo (Surgeon) and Jon Clemo; grandchildren: Brandon Cranford, Kristin Meyer (Cranford) and Mitchell Meyer; great-grandson: Scout Meyer; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, step grandchildren, and friends. Memorial services will be held at the Sutherlin Neighborhood Church of Christ, on Sunday, February 24, at 4 p.m. If you would like to make a donation in honor of JoAnne, please do so to the Sutherlin Neighborhood Church of Christ.
Jo Anne Sanders Marsh Surgeon
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