Patricia J. "Trish" Sanford

Died July 16, 2018


Patricia Jean “Trish” Sanford, 64, of Au Gres passed away July 16, 2018.

Born on Aug. 10, 1953, to the late James “Sandy” and Mary Ann (Murphy) Sanford, Trish graduated from Au Gres-Sims High School, earned a Bachelor of Science in English from Central Michigan University and completed graduate work at Saginaw Valley State University. She enjoyed reading, cross-stitching and collecting beach glass.

Trish worked in education throughout her life, serving as a long-term substitute teacher in the Au Gres-Sims schools and surrounding districts, and working with preschool children through the Head Start program. She impacted many students over her years of driver’s education instruction, and shared her love of reading while working at the Iosco-Arenac District Library. A lifelong resident of Point Lookout, Trish served her community through her volunteer work with the Au Gres-Sims Athletic Boosters.

She is survived by her son, Sean (Melanie Wallace) Sanford; grandson, Finn Sanford; siblings, Bobbe (Mike Wiggins) Burke, Micki (Roger) Eaton, Kim (Donna) Sanford, Todd (Jane Komar) Sanford and Matt (Linda) Sanford, and their families; and many lifelong friends.

Friends and family are invited to attend a celebration of Trish on Aug. 25, 2018, from 1-3 p.m. at Edmonds’ Au Gres Inn. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to Arenac County Animal Control, P.O. Box 1131, Standish, MI 48658, or Wolverine Pride Association, P.O. Box 903, Au Gres, MI 48703.


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