Reginald Vernon Sanbower, Sr.

Male 1923 - 2009


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  • Suffix  Sr. 
    Born  10 Jul 1923  Lovettsville, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  30 Jul 2009  Lovettsville, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried  Lovettsville Union Cemetery, Lovettsville, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I5602  Virts
    Last Modified  11 Feb 2019 

    Father  Verna Eli Sanbower,   b. 5 Oct 1891, Lovettsville, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jan 1976, Frederick, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Bessie Elizabeth Everhart,   b. 14 Nov 1895, Lovettsville, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Dec 1982, Leesburg, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  22 Dec 1915  Lovettsville, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F2006  Group Sheet

    Family  Vivian Katherine Smith,   b. 2 Feb 1925, Jefferson, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Sep 1997, Lovettsville, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  9 Sep 1952  Saint Mark's Episcopal Church, Jefferson, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. Living
     2. Living
     3. Donald Lee Sanbower,   b. 26 Aug 1955, Frederick, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 May 2014, Kearneysville, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  31 Oct 2015 
    Family ID  F2484  Group Sheet

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    Reginald Vernon Sanbower, Sr.
    Reginald Vernon Sanbower, Sr.
    Reginald Vernon Sanbower was born July 10, 1923 in Lovettsville, Virginia to Verna E. and Bessie Elizabeth Everhart Sanbower. He died July 30, 2009 in Lovettsville. He married Vivian Katherine Smith on September 9, 1952. She was born February 2, 1925 in Jefferson, Maryland and died September 17, 1997 in Lovettsville. Both are buried in the Union Cemetery in Lovettsville.

  • Notes 
    • The Frederick News-Post, August 2, 2009

      Mr. Reginald Vernon Sanbower Sr., 86, of Lovettsville, Va., died Thursday, July 30, 2009, at home.

      He was the husband of Vivian Katherine Smith Sanbower, who preceded him in death on Sept. 17, 1997. They had been married for 45 years.

      Born July 10, 1923, near Lovettsville, he was the son of the late Verna Eli and Bessie Everhart Sanbower. He lived his entire life near Lovettsville, graduating from Lovettsville High School.

      Mr. Sanbower was hired by the Frederick Coca-Cola Bottling Co. on Jan. 3, 1952, and retired on Nov. 1, 1987. While there, he mainly worked in advertising and on special events. He especially enjoyed working at local county fairs serving Coke products. He was also a lifelong farmer who never tired of working on the back forty.

      He was a member of New Jerusalem Lutheran Church, where he served on the church council.

      He is survived by his two sons and daughters-in-law, Reginald V. and Shirley Sanbower Jr. and Donnie L. and Debbie Sanbower; and one daughter, Rebecca A. Sanbower, all of Lovettsville.

      Also surviving him are four grandchildren, Jeff Sanbower, Justin Sanbower, Kristin Bodmer and husband, Josh, and Erin Spinks and husband, Nathan; two great-grandchildren, Kyleigh Sanbower and Cody Bodmer; one sister, Catherine E. Pfeifer; and many nieces and nephews.

      He was preceded in death, by one grandson, Timothy V. Sanbower in 1997; and a brother, H. Atlee Sanbower in 2006.

      Friends may call from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 2, at Brown/Loudoun Funeral Chapel, 34 E. Broad Way, Lovettsville.

      Funeral services will follow at 1 p.m. Monday, Aug. 3, at the funeral home. Interment will follow in Lovettsville Union Cemetery.

      In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Mr. Sanbower's memory to Capital Hospice, 6565 Arlington Boulevard, Suite 500, Falls Church, VA 22042 and Lovettsville Fire and Rescue, P.O. Box 123, Lovettsville, VA 20180.

      View and send condolences at LoudounFuneralChapel.com.

  • Sources 
    1. [S468] Frederick News, September 11, 1952.