Brenda was born in Junction City, Kansas, her family later moving to Manhattan in 1968. She attended the Manhattan elementary schools and graduated from Manhattan High School in 1981. She acquired many friends from her employments at Mel’s Tavern, Rock-A-Belly Deli, and the Cock N Bull bar. I do not think Brenda ever knew a stranger.
She later met and married Danny Young of South Carolina and this is where she resided until her and his death. Brenda was employed at a convenience store in Timmonsville for a few years and there she knew no stranger. She had a wonderful neighbor, Fran Langston, and best friends, Dawn & Chad Butler. Danny preceded her in death on December 14th, 2019 from a long hospital stay. Brenda died a short two months later on February 14th of stage 4 cancer under hospice care at her home. A Celebration of Life was held for her on February 16th in South Carolina for Danny’s family.
Survivors are her mother, Judy Lundberg of Manhattan, brother Rodney Sanders of Mission, KS. Ernie Sanders of Junction City, Jim Wood, Pam Wood Hager, David Wood of Manhattan, Jerry Downie & Sharon of Denver, Sherry Thurman of Owasso, Oklahoma, Dustin & Janet Downie of Manhattan, Jake & Heather Thurman, Owasso, Oklahoma.
This has been a most horrible year and life has not been as we know it; it is without a doubt the most heartbreaking situation. Please join us in remembering Brenda. Bring a lawn chair if you need to sit. Masks will be appreciated.