Dakota R.
Greece: Friday, July 29, 2011 at age 5. She is survived by her loving parents, Walter and Karen Sanders; brothers, Christian and Corey; sisters, Kayla and Jade; many loving immediate family, relatives and friends. Friends may call Monday 5-8 PM at Vay-Schleich & Meeson Funeral Home, 1075 Long Pond Road, Greece Chapel. Her Services and interment will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Mary Cariola Children's Center in her memory.

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  1. Dakota will be greatly missed at Mary Cariola. I had the opportunity to work with her last year and alittle bit this year. She was and always will be a beautiful girl! My prayers are with you and your family at this sad time!

  2. Eskimo Saying
    Perhaps they are not stars, but rather openings in heaven where the love of our lost ones pours through and shines down upon us to let us know they are happy.

    My sincerest sympathy.

  3. Officer Sanders,
    You and all of your family are in my heart and prayers at this difficult time.
    Native American Quote:
    ‘There is no death, only a change of worlds.’
    With love,
    Cindy Christian

  4. Please accept our deepest condolences on the loss of your beautiful daughter. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

    David and Deborah Rider

  5. Walt & Karen, we are so sorry for the loss of your beautiful angel. We are thinking of you always. You both know that if you need anything, all you have to do is yell across the street. We are here for you. Love, Larry, Sherrie, Lexie & Brad

  6. Walt and Karen, Donna and I are saddened by your loss and will keep you and your family in our daily prayers. God Bless all of you.

  7. Walt and Karen, no words can express the sorrow felt at times such as these. No words can be expressed to ease the pain of the loss of a child. I do know that GOD is still in control, even at difficult times as this. GOD promised that he would never leave us nor forsake us. He also promised that he would not permit us to suffer beyond what HE knows we can bear. I feel tremendous pain right now, as we were with you when Dakota was born, and through the many times that she struggled thoughout her five years with us. I thank GOD for the blessing Dakota is, and the strength she showed us during her illness. She is an inspiration to me and I’m sure many others, as the two of you are. You showed strength, perseverence, faith and love throughout these five years. I am reminded that our children are not ours, but simply on loan to us by GOD, to train, teach, nurish, guide and love. You have done that. Now GOD has called her home to be with him. Thank you for sharing Dakota with us. GOD Bless you!

    Clifton H. Manns, Sr

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