Frank Lawrence Sanford

Frank SanfordFrank Lawrence Sanford, 84, passed away Sunday, October 27, 2019 at his home in Mackay, Idaho.

He was born February 26, 1935 in Nampa, Idaho to John Lawrence and Bertha Julia Buchta Sanford. Frank was raised and received his education in Glenns Ferry, Idaho.

In July of 1953 he began working for the Union Pacific Rail Road for a short time before enlisting in the United States Air Force in January of 1954. Frank served during the Korean War where he worked with the Crash and Rescue squadron. Upon his honorable discharge from the service Frank went back to work for the railroad. He had a long and productive career as a Rail Road Conductor for more than 45 years.

On July 11, 1970 he married Vureida Jones in Pocatello, Idaho. They made their home there until his retirement in 1999. They spent many winters in Quartzsite, Arizona where they enjoyed the many wonderful friends they met.

Frank SanfordFrank loved golfing, fishing for salmon on the Oregon coast, hunting, raising chocolate lab dogs for bird hunting, taking pictures, riding his four wheeler, and socializing. He was known as “Nice Guy Frank” and a friend to all.

Surviving is his wife, Vureida Sanford, Mackay, ID; his daughter, Misty Potter(Mike), Kuna, ID; two step children, Sandy Markowski and Mike Hansen; two grandchildren, Brandon and Brittney Potter and a sister, Ann Faulkner. He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, John Sanford and two sisters, June Gooby and Bertha Mueller.

Graveside services will be held Saturday, November 2, 2019 at 1:30 pm at the Mt. McCaleb Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 11:00 to 1:00 at Masonic Lodge in Mackay, Idaho. Interment will be in the Mt. McCaleb Cemetery under the direction of the Anderson Family Funeral Home.