Tom suddenly passed away on July 18th at the young age of 60, after battling numerous health issues. He
was a wonderful father to all of his six kids, teaching them everything he knew. He was proud of all their
accomplishments in life. He enjoyed watching the grandkids play sports and would be the “bleacher
coach” and express his opinions loudly for all to hear. As well as enjoying the younger grandkids playing
around the house.
He moved to Havasu in 1969 from Lorain, Ohio. For many years he would be seen all around town riding
his bicycle. He liked reminiscing on how different life was back then and walking for miles as there was
not much here. He was proud to say his dad was president of the State bank and his mom was a school
teacher for over 30 years and an avid quilter.
He took tremendous pride in his business of 37 years Sanders Sweeping. Tom put his all into his work to
upkeep his company reputation as he wore his last name proud. Whether it was striping a parking lot to
perfection or sweeping parking lots absolutely spotless or power washing every inch of commercial
sidewalks or landscaping commercial properties to make them look like a masterpiece. Every job big or
small when finished was full of pride. One of the largest jobs was striping the entire mall. Tom and
Yvonne would snap lines and Dustin would run the striping machine with such straight lines that he
always admired them from the highway to this day.
On November 1, 2019, he sold the business and later that month a large tumor was discovered on his
chest and since that time he has fought a constant battle with health issues.
Tom and Yvonne were inseparable best friends and soul mates. Their relationship was unique as they
never liked being apart from each other. They would work side by side everyday on jobs and so many
people would come up to him and ask, how do you work with your wife all the time, and his reply was,
we are together 24/7 and hardly ever argue and love each other’s company and wouldn’t have it any
other way. They’ve known each other for 27 years but took some time to actually be together. They feel
in love with Huntington Beach watching the dolphins and whales or just riding bikes for miles along the
He is greatly missed by so many as his generosity touched many, many people.
I wub you so much hunny my bunny and miss you for eternity! Your baby doll forever!
A private service will be held at a later date.
Tom is preceded in death by his parents Greg and Marylou Sanders
Tom is survived by his loving wife Yvonne, his sons Aaron (Cathy), Dustin, Kenny (Torri), and Nick. His
daughters; Jordan (Ricardo), Mallory (Jason). His brothers John (Betty) His sister Karen (Jeff). His brother
in Law Mike (Connie) and Niece Kim and Nephew Jeremy and mother in law Barb He is also survived by 8
grandchildren Ean, Leeland, Bella, Prez, Hadley, Paisley, Noah, and Grayson.
A celebration of life will be held at a later date.