Thomas W. Tom' Sanford


(July 23, 1934 - May 29, 2010)Thomas W. “Tom” Sanford died Saturday, May 29, 2010, in the North Big Horn Hospital with family by his side.

Tom was born July 23, 1934, to Otis and Thelma Sanford in a sheep wagon on the Big Horn Mountains.

On Dec. 5, 1966, Tom was united in marriage to Beverly Brown Mumford.

Tom spent his younger years working on ranches. In 1969, Tom went to work for the city of Powell, retiring in 2000 after 30 years of service.

He enjoyed fishing, hunting, camping and being with family.

He is survived by two sisters, Rosalee Whitaker of New Mexico and Barbara Adams of Drain, Ore.; two brothers, Lloyd Bricker of Rawlins and Bill Floram of Fort Collins, Colo.; two sons, Gerald Sanford of Powell and Myron Mumford (Julie) of Lovell; two grandchildren, Mariah Mumford of Powell and Willie Mumford of Lovell; two great-grandsons, Noah and Jonathon; brothers-in-law Gerry Brown (Linda) of Worland and Charlie Brown of Billings; sister-in-laws Dorothy Allen (Leslie) of Burlington, Linda Salmon (Rick) of Lovell and Carol Stewart (Frank) of Lovell and numerous nieces and nephews.

Tom was preceded in death by his wife, Beverly; his grandson, Isiah; his niece, Tammy; and great-nephew, Heath.

Cremation has taken place and family services will be held at a later date. Burial of remains will be in the Byron Cemetery.