Hope Sanderson

Hope Ann Sanderson, 54, of Albany died April 10, 2009.

She was born Oct. 28, 1954 in Lebanon to Carmen and Anita (Amundson) Leader. She lived in Sweet Home as a child and attended first grade at Hawthorne School. She graduated from Corvallis High School and then attended LBCC.

She married in 1979 and worked at the Albany Democrat Herald, Linn Benton Housing Authority and Van Dahl publishing.

She enjoyed the outdoors, camping and wildflower identification. She liked crafts. She loved and valued all the members of her family. She loved her pets.

Mrs. Sanderson is survived by her husband Tom Sanderson; brother Larry Clifton; sisters Kelly Irons and Terrie Olson; and all those she loved.

She was preceded in death by her father, Carmen Leader; and stepfather Bill Clifton.

Family and friends will gather for services.

Memorial ontributions can be made in her name to Safehaven or Chintimini Wildlife Center in Corvallis.

Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling the arrangements.