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Obituary for Zora Elizabeth "Beth" Barnes Sanders (Oct. 21, 1917 - April 23, 2019)
Zora Elizabeth "Beth" Barnes Sanders, 101 years young, died April 23rd, 2019, at the Sage Oak group home facility in Dallas, TX.
Beth was born Oct. 21,1917, in Santa Anna, TX, to the late Leola Christie Barnes and William Ford Barnes. Beth was preceded in death by her husband, Terry Bentley Sanders Jr and two brothers: Joe Christie Barnes and William "Billy" Ford Barnes Jr. She is survived by her brother, Dr. James Quincy Barnes, of San Antonio, TX; two sons, Terry Bentley Sanders 111 and his wife Mary Caroline Gaylord of North Carolina and Christie Barnes Sanders and his wife Elizabeth Savage of Co. Cork, Ireland; three grandsons: Alexander Sanders, Hannover, Germany, Christoph Sanders, Los Angeles, CA and Konrad Sanders, Asheville, NC.
Beth grew up in Santa Anna and went on to graduate from Baylor University. She then continued her studies at Vassar College before returning to Texas to teach school in Port Arthur where she met her husband, Terry, Vice Consul of the United States of America in Riohacha, Colombia. During their marriage, Beth and Terry lived in nine countries throughout Europe, Asia and South America, ?ve states and the District of Colombia.
Beth's Texas family was very important to her and she considered herself fortunate and blessed to have been born and grown up where and when she did. She never stopped writing letters, sending pictures and visiting "Mother and Dad" in Santa Anna.
Beth's remains have been laid to rest in the Barnes' family plot in the Santa Anna Cemetery.
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