Carol Elaine Saunders 97, was born in Lancaster, WI. to Minnie Eck and
William Quick on Dec. 16, 1922. 1939 the family moved to Glendale, CA. On
Feb. 20 1943 she married Jack B. Saunders in Glendale. He died Feb. 18, 1985 in North Kansas City, MO. She moved to Newton in Mar.1985 where she transferred her
membership to the First Baptist Church in Newton. She passed away Jan. 30, 2020.
She was preceded in death by her husband Jack, one son Donald Saunders,
Daughter-in-law, Susan Saunders, her parents and one sister and four brothers.
She is survived by five children: Jack Saunders, Ronald Saunders and wife Elaine, Jonell Blackwood and husband Rick, Karen Shultz and husband Bob, Cynthia Goertzen and husband Keith, and Daughter-in-law Mi ling Saunders. She has 20 grandchildren, 42 great grandchildren, 14 great, great grandchildren. She is also survived by one brother, Richard Quick and wife Phyllis. Sisters-in-law, Francis
Quick, and Barbara Quick.
She had a home day care for several years in Lyons, Kansas and Newton. She enjoyed being a homemaker and loved and enjoyed her family, friends and neighbors. She was active in church activities and at Wheatland Homes where she resided until moving to Presbyterian Manor. She was on the North Newton Housing Board for 4 years. She was also a past member of the “Mother of Twins” club in El Dorado.
Graveside committal service will be 3:00 p.m., Wednesday February 5, 2020 at Greenwood Cemetery in Newton with Pastor Chip Bungard presiding. Visitation will be 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Petersen Funeral Home with the family receiving friends from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Memorials are suggested to the Good Shepherd Hospice or the Newton Presbyterian Manor “Employee Fund” in care of Petersen Funeral Home.
We are so thankful we were able to see our beloved Aunt Carol and cousins this past July in Newton and reconnect after many years of living in different states across the country. She was a treasured sister-in law to my Mom and Dad and a very thoughtful loving Aunt to our family throughout our lives’ special events and losses. May your treasured memories of her loving spirit give you peace as she joins Uncle Jack and other family members in Heaven. God’s Blessings to the entire extended Saunders family❤️
Aunt Carol was always incredibly thoughtful and kept in touch with us and our family. We will always remember her with love and great fondness. Our love to the Saunders family, we are thinking of you all.
I was sorry to hear of Carol’s death. She and Jack meant a lot to my mom, Martha Jeanne. I remember her as such a pleasant lady from the various family get together’s we used to have when we were young. My thoughts are with you.
Mom, We miss you so much and are thankful for all the years we were able to share with you. I fill you and Sue are now with the lord and other family members that we also love and miss so much.