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Published May 15, 2013, 12:00 AM

Holly Sanders

Holly Sanders, 59 of Fargo, ND, passed away April 20, 2013 at Elim Care Center, Fargo, ND.

Holly Jeanne, daughter of Fay and Irene (Bork) Sanders was born on November 25, 1953 at Oakes, ND. She attended Special Education classes in the Oakes school system from the time she was seven until her eighteenth year. Holly then moved to the Minot Vocational School for two years, beginning in 1971. In 1973, she moved to Fraser Hall (a sheltered workshop) in Fargo, where she worked at the Evaluation and Training (ETC) Center for 8-9 years. Holly moved into her own apartment in Fargo in 1984 and worked in various capacities at Fraser workshop and vocational facilities. In July of 2001, Holly moved into an ISLA apartment through Red River Human Services Foundation. She began employment at the Developmental Work Activity Center (DWAC) and the Olive Garden Restaurant through the support of Friendship, Inc. In December 2007, Holly went to live at an MSLA apartment setting at Friendship.

Holly Sanders

Holly Sanders, 59 of Fargo, ND, passed away April 20, 2013 at Elim Care Center, Fargo, ND.

Holly Jeanne, daughter of Fay and Irene (Bork) Sanders was born on November 25, 1953 at Oakes, ND. She attended Special Education classes in the Oakes school system from the time she was seven until her eighteenth year. Holly then moved to the Minot Vocational School for two years, beginning in 1971. In 1973, she moved to Fraser Hall (a sheltered workshop) in Fargo, where she worked at the Evaluation and Training (ETC) Center for 8-9 years. Holly moved into her own apartment in Fargo in 1984 and worked in various capacities at Fraser workshop and vocational facilities. In July of 2001, Holly moved into an ISLA apartment through Red River Human Services Foundation. She began employment at the Developmental Work Activity Center (DWAC) and the Olive Garden Restaurant through the support of Friendship, Inc. In December 2007, Holly went to live at an MSLA apartment setting at Friendship.

She is survived by her mother, Irene Sanders, Oakes, ND; a sister, Dr. Carol (Darrell) Tuntland, Huntington Beach, CA; two brothers, Richard Sanders, Prescott, WI, and Robert Sanders, Bluemont, VA; a nephew, Todd (Selena) Tuntland; a niece, Sonya (Marc) Rayner; and three great nephews, Jack Rayner, and Odin and Kai Tuntland. She is also survived by aunts and uncle, Isabelle Bork, Melvin (Dorothy) Bork, Marian Raub, and Dorothy Anderson; and numerous cousins. Holly was preceded in death by her father, Fay; her grandparents; a cousin, Kay; uncle, Ervin Bork; and aunt, Geneva Crow.

Friendship, Inc. took loving care of our sister and daughter for nineteen years and allowed her to live a free and wonderful life. Our entire family is very proud of Holly's accomplishments, but they would not have been possible without the superb, attentive care provided by Friendship.

In lieu of flowers, please send any memorials to: Friendship, Inc., %Holly Sanders Memorial, 801 Page Drive, Fargo, ND 58103, (or contact Marisa Gabel at 701-293-2984).

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, May 18, 2013 at 1:00 p.m.at Grace Lutheran Church, Oakes, ND, with Reverend Justin Fenger officiating. Burial will be at Mount Hope Cemetery, Edgeley, ND. An on-line guestbook may be signed at www.dahlstromfuneralhome.com

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