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Catherine (Arnold) Sanford

April 23, 1931 ~ January 16, 2019 (age 87)

Catherine Reynolds Arnold Sanford was born April 23, 1931 in Ava, MO to M. Clifford and Neva Croslin Reynolds. After living in the Ozarks until she was sixteen, she and her parents moved to Boulder, CO. She graduated Boulder High School and the University of Colorado. Catherine was a member of the Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority. She married Edward Ryan "Pat" Arnold on June 7, 1953 and the next day they shipped off to Pearl Harbor for three years in the navy. Pat was assigned to the USS Nicholas. After their time in the navy, they returned to Boulder to join Pat's brothers in the family business, Arnold Bros, Ford.

She and Pat parted after twenty-five years together and Cathy bought into Canyon Travel in Boulder. She worked many years in the travel business. She met Harold Edward "Red" Sanford while on one of her many trips and they later married. They continued to travel the world together.

Cathy joined her God January 16, 2019. She was a wonderful loving mother, a fabulous cook and party giver. She will be remembered as a delight, a mentor, a friend, and sometimes mom to many.

She survived by her daughter Catherine "Kay" Arnold McConnell and her Husband Thomas, son Edward Ryan Arnold Jr., stepdaughter Kristy Lyn Das and her husband Christian. Grand children Shannon Dilley and her husband Brett, Daniel McConnell, Cullen Arnold, Keelyn Arnold, Mckenna Arnold, Nicholas Das and his wife Angela, Shelly Das, Carlye Schaeffer, Shane Sanford, and Savannah Sanford. Great grandchildren Paige Dilley, Kolten Das, and Gabrielle Das.

She is preceded in death by her husbands Pat Arnold and Red Sanford along with stepson Russell Brooks Sanford.

Services will be held on January 26, 2019 at 1:30pm at Crestview Church in Boulder, CO. In lieu of flowers please donate to TRU Community Care or your favorite charity.  

Arrangements By Avalon - Erlinger Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Lafayette, Colorado.

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