Vivian Wurzburg Sanders

September 30, 1951July 15, 2021

Vivian “Vicki” Leigh Wurzburg Sanders, age 69, of Eads, Tennessee, passed away Thursday, July 15, 2021, at the Memphis Jewish Home. She was a lifelong member of Temple Israel Synagogue and a 1969 graduate of White Station High School in Memphis, Tennessee. She received her BSE and MSE from Memphis State University, now University of Memphis. She was a 42-year member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, having served as TSDAR State Registrar, TSDAR State Chairman, Adam Dale Chapter Regent and held many other chapter officer positions. Most recently she was a member of Chief Piomingo Chapter, NSDAR. She is preceded in death by her parents, Dr. Henry and Patrena Wurzburg. She is survived by her husband of 37 years, J. Stephen Sanders, sister Deborah Wurzburg Parker (James), brother Henry Wurzburg III (Kasia), two nephews, four nieces, three great nephews, and one great niece. Vicki was a kind and gentle soul. And she was the bravest and most positive person to meet cancer head on and beat it for 12 years. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or the American Cancer Society.


  • Dr. Henry and Patrena Wurzburg, Parents (deceased)
  • J. Stephen Sanders, Husband of 37 Years
  • Deborah Wurzburg Parker (James), Sister
  • Henry Wurzburg III (Kasia), Brother
  • She also leaves behind two nephews, four nieces, three great nephews, and one great niece.

  • St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
  • the American Cancer Society



  • Funeral Service

    Sunday, July 18, 2021


  • Committal Service


Vivian Wurzburg Sanders

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Pat Pidkowicz

August 13, 2021

Debbie, I just saw this, unfortunately looking for info on recently deceased friend. I am so sorry for your loss. Thoughts & prayers!

Amy Sharp

July 24, 2021

My heart goes out to Vicki’s family for the loss of this gentle, optimistic soul. She was an important influence in our college and sorority years. Now, her remarkable courage in the fight against cancer inspires me to seek the best in life. I am grateful to have known her.

Kristen Bisanz

July 19, 2021

Vicki was a shining example of a wonderful DAR member and she will be greatly missed. I sat next to Vicki at the 2019 DAR State Conference for dinner one evening and we chatted all night about her travels and her love of reading. Vicki was always nice and courteous to me and a pleasure to be around. Her family is in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.