John Louis Sanford, 63, died July 3, 2002, in Greenbank.
He was born Nov. 21, 1938, in Columbus, Ohio, to Louis and Thelma Sanford.
He moved to the Northwest from Worthington, Ohio, 36 years ago. He was a Whidbey Island resident for the the past six years. Mr. Sanford served in the Air Force and later worked as an architect. He was a member of Useless Bay Country Club.
He is survived by his wife, Nancy; a son, David, and wife Helen; a daughter, Kim Zylstra, and husband Steve; two stepsons David Rife and wife Lynn, and Brad Rife and wife Jenny; and nine grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents.
The family will receive friends from 1 to 3 p.m. July 6 at Useless Bay Country Club. Remembrances may be made to the Friends of Home Helath and Hospice, P.O. Box 400, Coupeville, WA 98239.
Arrangements are under the direction of Visser Funeral Home, Langley.