Karen A. Sanford

May 4, 2011  

ALEXANDRIA BAY, N.Y.    Karen Ann Sanford, 59, died Tuesday, May 3, at Mercy of Northern New York, Watertown, where she had resided for the past three years. 

Born in Watertown, the daughter of Harlo and Lila Phelps, she graduated from Thousand Islands High School and then from B.O.C.E.S. in Watertown.  

She worked as an L.P.N. for Hospice of Jefferson County. 

Karen enjoyed traveling and spending time with her grandchildren. 

She married James Sanford, Sr. on March 17, 1974, in LaFargeville. Mr. Sanford died Feb. 9, 1994.  

Surviving are a son, Wade Sanford, and his companion, Amy Davidson, LaFargeville; a daughter, Ivy Sanford-Harrell and her husband, Matt; four brothers, Allen Phelps, Virginia, Gary Phelps, LaFargeville, Robert Phelps, DePauville, and William Phelps, Chaumont; five grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

Her husband, James, a granddaughter, Jacklyn Wiencek, and a brother, Cork Phelps, all died before her. 

A private memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family.  

Arrangements are with Costello Funeral Home, Alexandria Bay. 

Information provided by Costello Funeral Service and Newzjunky.com, Watertown