We honor here members, friends and supporters of the American Council of the Blind who have impacted our lives in many wonderful ways. If you would like to submit a notice for this column, please include as much of the following information as possible.
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Date of death (day if known, month, year)
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Deaths that occurred more than six months ago cannot be reported in this column.
Patricia “Pat” Saunders
Patricia Saunders, of Garland, Tex. (formerly of Oklahoma) died Jan. 7, 2020 of ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease).
Pat was a dedicated wife and supporter of her husband, LeRoy Saunders, who served as ACB president for six years. With the establishment of the Angel Wall, Pat was determined that LeRoy’s memory would live on. Last summer at the ACB convention in Rochester, she made that happen.
For many years Pat volunteered in the convention office, and after that at the registration office, at annual ACB conventions. She was always there to support ACB and LeRoy in his volunteer work.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the American Council of the Blind via its online donation page, https://acb.org/donate, or mail to 6200 Shingle Creek Pkwy., Suite 155, Brooklyn Center, MN 55430.