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Donald Saunders

October 26, 2023 — October 12, 2023

Donald William Saunders Jr., a beloved resident of Safford, Arizona, left this world on October 12, 2023, at the age of 54. He was born on October 25, 1968, in Mesa, Arizona, to his loving parents, Martha Jean Messinger and Donald William Saunders Sr. He was a cherished brother to Katrina Zehring, Kristina Waghorn, Mike Saunders, and Cyndi Able. Donald was also a proud grandfather, leaving behind three precious grandchildren. Donald's life was a tapestry of experiences, interests, and a remarkable sense of humor. He found deep satisfaction in the art of scrapping metal, turning wrenches on vehicles, and working on airplanes. His diverse skills earned him the title of a "jack of all trades," as he could master any project he set his mind to. One of the most profound events in Donald's life was the birth of his only daughter, Aingel. She brought immeasurable joy into his world, and their bond was unbreakable. Donald was a man with a heart of gold. He had a natural inclination to help others, always ready to lend a hand to those in need. His infectious laughter was a source of warmth and comfort, and he had a unique ability to make anyone smile, even in the darkest of moments. Independence and individualism were core aspects of his character, as he lived life on his own terms, blazing his own path. Though he has left us, Donald William Saunders Jr. will forever remain in our hearts and memories, his legacy living on through the lives he touched. He leaves behind a community of friends and loved ones who will remember his kindness, laughter, and the spark of his independent spirit. Donald, you will be dearly missed and forever loved. Click this link to view additional details about Donald's Services, including any available live streams: https://my.gather.app/remember/donald-saunders-2023
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