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Chapel of the Chimes Mortuary

7924 North 59th Ave, Glendale, AZ

OBITUARY

Craig Robert Stanford

September 10, 1957September 11, 2020
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Craig Robert Stanford, age 63, of Glendale, Arizona passed away on Friday, September 11, 2020. Craig was born September 10, 1957 in Phoenix, Arizona to Diane and Bill Stanford. He was raised alongside his siblings, Mark, Christine, and Stan. Craig graduated from Central High School, and continued his education in cosmetology. After becoming licensed, Craig built up his clientele and began a career that he remained passionate about for the rest of his life. He enjoyed a loyal clientele, taking care of many generations of the same family over the years. Craig found love when he met Kristian in 2008. They joined their hands in marriage on July 18, 2008 in Laguna Hills, California. Craig and Kristian enjoyed 12 years of devotion and genuine affection. Craig was an avid traveler who enjoyed nothing more than having fun and making memories with his family and friends. He appreciated all that life had to offer, and there was a special place in his heart for dogs.

Craig is survived by his loving husband of 12 years, Kristian Anderson; his step-children Paige (Matt) and Spencer; his grandson, Ryder; siblings, Stan (Maria), Mark (Deborah), and Christine; nieces, Martina and Marlena (Justin); nephews, Travis (Linnea), Kyle, Kody, and Kaleb; grand-nephews, Julian, Ezra, and Nico; and grand-niece, Maila. Craig's in-laws were just as much family as family could be including his mother-in-law, Anne; father-in-law Hurb; brother-in-law Kris; and sister-in-law Kristin. He will also leave to cherish his memory the rest of his extended family, friends, and countless others who were lucky enough to share laughs and memories with Craig.

Craig was always the brightest light and center of attention in any room he was in. This loss may dim those rooms, but Craig's light will shine on within the hearts of all of those in his life.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.ChapeloftheChimesMortuary.com for the Stanford/Anderson family.

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Mark Morley

September 19, 2020

Craig, I speak directly to you because I know you can hear me. I have known you for so long. You and the rest of your family were my family. I was so saddened to hear what you were going through over the last couple months but every day I kept the faith. And just knowing the faith you have makes me feel so good. Because I know you’re with your mother and father as well as mine. And just thinking of you, Herb and June laughing out on the patio on some cloud up there brings an incredible smile to my soul and such wonderful memories. You were taken to soon for all of us left behind. But look out heaven your in for a treat. I love you Craig.

Heidi Nygaard

September 19, 2020

Frank Sinatra “I did it my way” was Craig’s go to song when I knew him... and it’s so true!!💕

Patricia Bezunartea

September 18, 2020

Craig was pure light, joy, honesty, hilarity, vivacity and more. He had so much to live for. I can’t justify his death. I’m so sad!

Heidi Nygaard

September 18, 2020

So many memories with Craig and the Stanford family! Craig was always larger than life! Love you and thinking of you all during this difficult time!

Patrick Hillan

September 18, 2020

We were so sad to hear about Craig’s passing. Although we haven”t seen him in 20+ years, we have great memories with the entire Stanford family. Craig was so kind, had a fantastic personality, and was so happy all of the time. Heaven definitely received an angel with Craig. RIP sir...

Randall Corley

September 16, 2020

He was loved by so many. He will be greatly missed. My heartfelt sympathy to his husband and the Stanford family. <3

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