Brown Mortuary Service

812 Westlake Ave, Morton, WA


John Carrol Sanders

August 24, 1946September 7, 2019

John Carrol Sanders, 73, of Packwood, Wash., passed away in Tacoma, Wash., on Saturday, September 7, 2019, following a brief illness.

John was born in Seattle, Wash., on August 24, 1946, to John Edward and Betty Ann (Higgins) Sanders. He attended Highline High School in Burien, Wash. John was a printer for Rocket Resource Corp, Argus Press, and started his own business- Crusader Press, Inc. He became a Real Estate Broker in 2002, and was most recently employed at 4-U Realty in Packwood, Wash.

John was a loving and generous husband, father, and grandfather. He was an avid duck hunter and outdoorsman, who felt at home in his beloved woods.

John was preceded in death by his parents.

He is lovingly remembered by his wife, Karen Lee (Penney) Sanders of Packwood; children, Sean Matthew Sanders of Sumner, Wash., Lance Carrol Sanders of Silverdale, Wash., and Rachael Jonelle Larson of Tacoma, Wash.; grandchildren, Trenton Sanders, of Seattle, Tristan Sanders, of Seattle, Casey Larson of Tacoma, Leah Larson of Tacoma, and Caden Sanders, of Silverdale; siblings, Kenneth Sanders of SeaTac, Wash., Teresa James of Federal Way, Wash., Susan Kemme of Spokane, Wash.; and many more family members and friends.

Visitation will take place from 12 PM to 5 PM on Thursday, September 12, at Brown Mortuary Service in Morton. A memorial service will begin at 2 PM on Friday, September 13, at the Packwood Community Center, with Pastor Mark Sprague of Valley Bible Baptist Church officiating. Interment will follow the service at the Packwood Evergreen Cemetery on Sunstone Rd in Packwood. Following interment, all are welcome to go back to the Community Center to enjoy food and share memories. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Operation Smile or St. Jude’s.

Arrangements are under the care of Brown Mortuary Service in Morton.


  • Visitation Thursday, September 12, 2019
  • Funeral Service Friday, September 13, 2019
  • Graveside Service Friday, September 13, 2019


John Carrol Sanders

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Dennis Smith

October 8, 2019

I met John when purchasing a place up in Packwood. A real genuine man. Fun to talk with. Both Karen and I would stop and chat with him from time to time in town and he always asked how we loved it up in Packwood. I just heard of his passing today and saddens me. I will always think of him and how appreciative of how he helped us settle in to our place. RIP John you will be missed.

Jan Foltz (Cook)

September 11, 2019

I just wanted to share how I always enjoyed our family get togethers growing up. It’s been so long since I have seen you all, but the memories of good times are still fresh in my mind. John, Karen, Sean, Lance and Rachel where always a joy to spend time with and such found memories for me. I love you all and wish I could be there in person to hug you all.