June Sanders Roy Sarasota, FL June Sanders Roy, 86, of Sarasota Florida, formerly of Nashville, died on April 12, 2017. June Frances Sanders was born in Nashville on January 18, 1931, to Harry Roy Sanders, Sr. and Frances Kerrigan Breen Sanders, both Nashville natives. Her brother Harry Roy Sanders, Jr. was born 12 years later. June attended Overbrook and Ward Belmont (class of 1948). She then attended Vanderbilt University, where she was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta Sorority, graduating in 1952. She married in May of 1952 and she and her former husband Robert M. Roy, M.D. had three children, Frances Breen Roy, Rebecca Tandy Roy Riley, and Clare Evans Roy. They lived in St. Louis and Rochester, NY, then returned to Nashville and raised their family there. June was a devoted, loving, and attentive daughter, sister, and mother, and later a doting grandmother to her two grandsons. June particularly loved holidays with family and spent tremendous time and energy hosting holiday and birthday get togethers and selecting gifts for her children, grandsons, and extended family. June loved flowers, the arts, decorating, and appreciated creativity and beauty in her surroundings. She also loved the Florida coast where the family spent many vacations. She retired to Sarasota in 1994 and enjoyed her later years in the sunshine and relaxed lifestyle of that area. June also loved her pet dogs. She made sure her family always had one and continued to provide a loving home for a needy dog, included her beloved Cassie, until her death. She passed this love of dogs on to all three of her children. June was reserved and genteel, but in her prime was capable and wise, running a home and handling major volunteer roles while raising her girls. June was loved by her family and she will be missed. The family wishes to thank the devoted caregivers from a Daughter's Touch of Sarasota for their excellent care of June in her final years. June was predeceased by her parents, and her stepmother, Ann Sanders. She is survived by her daughters, Frances, Nashville; Becky (Mark), Atlanta; and Clare, Washington D.C. Other survivors include her grandsons 1st Lt. Robert Harris Riley, Manhattan, KS, and John Sanders Riley, Atlanta; as well as her beloved younger brother, Harry Roy Sanders, Jr. (Debbi), Nashville, and Sanders nieces and nephews. A gathering will be held in June's memory at a later date, followed by burial in the Breen family plot at Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, if you wish to make a memorial, the family suggests they be made to the Nashville Humane Society at 213 Oceola Avenue, Nashville, TN 37209.
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