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Beverly (Strail) Sanford

Born: Fri., May 29, 1931
Died: Sun., Sep. 15, 2019


1:00 PM to 3:00 PM, Sat., Sep. 21, 2019
Location: Queen Village Bible Church

Celebration of Life

3:00 PM Sat., Sep. 21, 2019
Location: Queen Village Bible Church

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     Beverly Strail Sanford, 88, of Camden, NY, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Sunday, September 15, 2019. She was born on May 29, 1931 in Camden, a daughter of Donald & Ella Dunn Strail. She graduated in 1948 from Camden Central Schools.

     On July 23, 1949, she married William E. Sanford, son of Harold & Vivian McDaniels Sanford in the United Methodist Church in Camden.

     In the 1940’s, during WWII, Bev was an airplane spotter for the Civil Defense. In the 50’s, she was employed by the NY Telephone Company as a switchboard operator. The Beverly Fashion Shoppe was opened in the 60’s. The business was operated from their home to help defray Bill’s college expenses. In 1968-1989, Bev was a school bus driver for Camden Central School District. During the 1970’s through the late 80’s, they were foster parents to more than 20 children, some of whom are still in contact with the family. Over her lifetime, she was a sales associate for Amway, Avon, Dutchmaid, Partylite & Watkins.

     Bev was an active member in the United Methodist Church serving as Sunday School Teacher, a member of the United Methodist Women and sang in the Church Choir. Later in life, she and her husband Bill, became members of the Queen Village Bible Church.

     Bev was happiest when spending time with children, grandchildren & great-grandchildren.

     Beverly is survived by her children: Brian & Marcia Sanford of Clay, NY, Deborah & David Loiacono of Camden, NY and Rebecca & Chris Guianen of Centerville, PA; four grandchildren: James & Rhonda Sanford, Christina & Kevin Quinn, Sara & Benjamin Waterstraat, Joshua & Richelle Loiacono and a step-grandson, Jordan Guianen, five great-grandchildren: Caleb Quinn, Jacob Quinn, Colin Quinn, Adrianna Loiacono and Gianna Loiacono; brother, Burton & Donna Strail and several nieces and nephews. Besiders her parents, she was predeceased by her husband of 70 years William and siblings Donald Strail and Harriet Sweeting.

     A celebration of Bev’s life will be held at 3:00 p.m., Saturday, September 21, 2019 from the Queen Village Bible Church, 10050 Wolcott Hill Road, Camden, NY. Private interment, Forest Park Cemetery, Camden, NY. Calling hours will be held from 1:00 p.m. until the start of the service at the Church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Bev’s memory may be made to the Queen Village Bible Church. Arrangements are under the direction of the LaRobardiere Funeral Home, Inc., 109 Main Street, Camden, NY.

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Brenda Bushaw Yeoman
   Posted Mon September 16, 2019
You all have my utmost sympathy...I remember shopping at Bev's dress shop, my first time with Doris Dale. I was in awe with all the dresses. Deb, you in particular I've known since childhood, and sometimes it feels like the end of an era. My mother passed a few years ago and she and your mom were also friends from a young age. I am so sorry for your loss.

Rurh Hallenbeck
   Posted Mon September 16, 2019
Was so saddened when I read of the passing of Bev. She was a wonderful Christian lady who was so faithful to the church services. Our prayers are with you and the family. I know she is rejoicing in Heaven with her Savior and husband.

Wilhelmina R Jojnson
   Posted Mon September 16, 2019
RIP Bev ! You will be greatly missed by many . Heaven has gained another angel . My heart goes out to your family . Bill and you are together again forever . Love and miss you ! Till we meet again !

Wilhelmina Rose Trumble- Johnson

Beth Carle
   Posted Tue September 17, 2019
I'm so sorry for the loss of both Bev & Bill. I loved them & your grandmother, Ella. They were pillars of the United Methodist Church when I lived in Camden & was involved there myself. We had some wonderful times together. The world will miss this fine couple. Blessings & prayers for the family.

Elizabeth Hurd
   Posted Sat September 21, 2019
Debbie and Dave words are not enough to express the profound sorrow I feel for you. Your mom was a special lady and while I only know her from interactions at work I knew she was a kind loving person. I am so sorry you have to endure the pain of losing both parents in such a short time. The knowledge they are together again and that you will all be together again gives a measure of comfort. You are in my thoughts and prayers my friends.

Martha Watson
   Posted Thu September 26, 2019
Brian, Debbie, Becky & families, I'm so sorry to hear about your Mom. She was a nice lady and I have fond memories of her. May your happy memories of good times with her comfort you and bring you peace.


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