Edward “Ted” Francis Stephen Saunders was born in Wolverhampton, England, on April 3, 1925, and brightened the lives of those around him for 87 years until the day he left us on October 29, 2012.
Ted enlisted in the British Army and served in an artillery battalion during World War II. He served the rest of his career as a military policeman, was deployed to India, where he survived the Great Calcutta Riot of 1946. At times he escorted Mahatma Ghandi. In 1947, Ted was stationed in Israel during the occupation of Palestine. Ted returned to England and was stationed in Liverpool, where he met the love of his life, Catherine “Kitty” McGann. Ted and Kitty have two children of this union, Christina Sandra Arnott and David Edward Saunders, both of Tulsa. Ted and his family immigrated to Tulsa in 1961. After retirement he worked for Wal-Mart for 25 years
Ted is survived by a great and globe-spanning family. In Tulsa, he will be missed by his wife Catherine; his daughter Christina Sandra Veronica Arnott; his son David Edward Saunders; grandson Seth Edward Day and his wife Sara; granddaughter Courtney Nicole Saunders; grandson Deryk Edward Saunders; granddaughter Lauren Marie Saunders; grandson Jack Francis Saunders; great-grandson Gabriel James Day; great-granddaughter Saunders Amelie Day; great-grandson Jackson David Klerekoper, great-grandson Jett Christensen Kimray, and great-granddaughter Sophia Kaye Kimray. He will be missed by sister-in-law Ann Williams and her husband Sam of Tulsa, many nephews, nieces, great nephews and nieces, and great-great nephews and nieces. In England, Ted is survived by his brother Christopher Saunders and many relatives in England and Australia.
The world seems a little less bright without you in it, Ted.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the St. Jude’s Children’s hospital.
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