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Harley Leland Sanborn

September 22, 1936 April 22, 2022
Harley Leland Sanborn
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Bellingham, WA/Fairfax, VT - Harley Leland Sanborn passed away peacefully on April 22, 2022. Born and raised in Vermont, he worked many years for the railroad and later moved to the state of Washington, where he retired from the Border Patrol in 1997. He was a car enthusiast and loved cars from the 40’s& 50’s, especially the Chevys! He was passionate about the history of the railroad, classical music and enjoyed chatting with friends and reminiscing about growing up in Vermont. In retirement he enjoyed playing bridge with friends and an occasional game of pool. He was a loving man who will be missed by many.

He is predeceased by his mother, Helen, father, Harley, brother, Fred Sanborn and daughter, Sandra Place. He is survived by his daughter, Virginia Yepez of Fort Worth, TX and six grandchildren, and several great grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Harley to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude PL, Memphis, TN 38105-9959 OR Best Friends Animal Society, 5001 Angel Canyon Road, Kanab, Utah 84741-5000.

A private graveside service will be held in the Fairfax Plains Cemetery, at the convenience of his family later this summer.

Honored to be serving the Sanborn family is the Heald Funeral Home, where messages of condolence are welcome at

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Cemetery Details


Fairfax Plains Cemetery Final Resting Place

Georgia Hill Road
Fairfax, VT 05454

Georgia Hill Road Fairfax 05454 VT
United States

Memorial Contribution

Best Friends Animal Society

5001 Angel Canyon Road
Knaab, UT 84741-5000

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital,

501 St. Jude Place
Memphis, TN 38105-9959

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