Sublimity - Verna was a
beautiful, compassionate woman who cared very deeply about people
and was authentic in everything she did. As a gifted Mother, she
raised a wonderful family, as a wife, providing love and support,
as a friend, touching our lives in a very special way.
She is survived by her husband,
Vern Sunderland of Sublimity, Oregon. Daughters, Patricia Meier,
Turner, Oregon; Lynn Courtwright, Atlanta, Georgia. Sons, David
Sunderland, Brentwood, Tennessee; Mark Sunderland, Medford,
Connie Gillespie, Danville, California; Joyce Brown, Salem,
Oregon. Sons, Joseph Sunderland, Galt, California; Thomas
Sunderland, Buckley, Washington. Twenty-one grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren.
of life will be November 29, 2011, 12:00 - 8:00p.m. at Elk Grove
Funeral Chapel, 9101 Elk Grove Blvd. Elk Grove, California. Mass
will be November 30, 2011, 10;00 a.m. at St. Paul’s Catholic
Church, 8720 Florin Road, Sacramento, California. Burial to follow
at St Mary’s Cemetery, 6700 21st Avenue, Sacramento, California.
Donations in memory of
Mrs. Sunderland can be made to UC Davis Experimental Stroke
Research Program – UC Regents; UC Davis Health Sciences
Advancement 4900 Broadway, Suite 1150, Sacramento, CA 95820.
Locally serving the family, North
Santiam Funeral Service, Stayton.