TEMPE — Shirley Sanders, 87, a retired Coolidge teacher, died on May 2, 2020, at Friendship Village in Tempe.
Mrs. Sanders was born on May 1, 1933. She taught fourth grade in Coolidge and loved knowing that many of her students continued into college. She was a gifted artist and pianist.
She is survived by her two sons, John and Rick Sanders; a daughter, Paula Degler; five grandsons; two granddaughters; eight great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. She was predeceased by her husband, Richard.