Sanford, 59, died Tuesday, May 3, at Mercy of Northern New
York, Watertown, where she had resided for the past three
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
Karen enjoyed traveling and spending time with her
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
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
Funeral Service and Newzjunky.com, Watertown