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Steven Ray Sanden

of Jacksonville, AR, 1961 - 2019

Steven Ray Sanden, 57 of Jacksonville, Arkansas passed from this life on July 8, 2019. He was born in Van Nuys, California on November 6, 1961 to the late Ronald and Rita Sanden. Steven served proudly in the United States Army, enjoyed building things, playing games but most of all he loved spending time with his family.
He is survived by his loving wife of 18 years Laura Sanden; children William Craton (Denise), Aaron Craton (Joann), Jennifer Nieves (Harry); six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; siblings Gary Sanden (Susan), Bobby Sanden (Kathy), Dennis Sanden (Kim), Ronnie Sanden (Lisa), Leslie Shanklin (Carol); mother-in-law Alberta Manning and a host of other family and friends. Steve is also preceded in death by his father-in-law Stanley Manning and sister-in-law Trisha Manning.
A celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, July 13, 2019 at 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church in Cabot, Arkansas. His online guestbook is available at

Published July 11, 2019

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