Janet Lee Saunders, Oct. 25, 1960 — July 26, 2012, of Columbia

Friday, July 27, 2012 | 4:53 p.m. CDT; updated 10:32 p.m. CDT, Saturday, July 28, 2012

Janet Lee Saunders, 51, of Columbia, died Thursday, July 26, 2012.

Mrs. Saunders was born Oct. 25, 1960, in Tucson, Ariz., to Edwin and Eileen O'Connell Seckler.

She married Gary Saunders.

Mrs. Saunders worked at Environmental Dynamics International in Columbia for several years. She enjoyed cooking, gardening and antiquing, and was a great decorator.

Mrs. Saunders is survived by her husband, Gary, of Columbia; two sons, Phillip Todd of Columbia and Kyle Pitts of San Diego; a brother, Ed Seckler; four sisters, Kathy Willingham, Patricia Kroninger and husband Larry, Dorothy Haynes and husband Gary, and JoAnn McCormick and husband Kenneth; and several nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Saunders was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Barbara Matey.

Memorials may be given to the American Heart Association or the American Lung Association.

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