Mary M. Sandborn

ESCANABA – Mary M. Sandborn, 93, of 2916 3rd. Ave. S., Escanaba, formerly of the Lansing, Mich., area passed away at her home on Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014, surrounded by her loving family. She was born June 18, 1920, in Portland, Mich., and was the daughter of William and Nora (Bates) Young. Mary graduated from Central Michigan University in Mt. Pleasant with her teaching degree and later from Michigan State University with her master’s degree in special education. She was employed as a special education teacher for over 25 years until her retirement. The former Mary Young married Bill Sandborn on June 17, 1944, at St. Patricks Catholic Church in Portland, Mich., and he preceded her in death on June 6, 2001. Mary was a member of St. Patricks Catholic Church in Portland; Mich.

Mary M. Sandborn is survived by her son, Michael Sandborn of Eagle, Mich.; daughters, Susan (Ray) Cheatham of OFallon, Mo., Pamela (Joe) Mileski of Escanaba, Patricia (Duane) Smith of Marenisco, Mich., Cynthia (Stephen) Fabiano of Portland, Mich.; 15 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; sister, JoAnn Sheehan of Lansing, Mich.; several nieces and nephews.

A private family celebration of life service will be held in Escanaba. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at a later date at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Portland, Mich. The Anderson Funeral Home of Escanaba is assisting the family with the arrangements and online condolences can be sent to the family at