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Richard James Sanderson

August 4, 1933 — June 19, 2016

Richard James Sanderson

Richard Sanderson, 82, died June 19, 2016 at his home in Powell, WY. He leaves behind his
wife, Elise Kimble of Powell, and his ex-wife Elinor Sanderson and their son Morgan Sanderson
of the Denver area.
Born in Sydney, Australia, he earned a degree in engineering from Sydney University and
worked as an aeronautical engineer in England from 1955 to 1961and in Denver, CO from 1961
to 1972. A career change to biological research included a Ph.D. from the University of Denver
in 1974 and a position as assistant and then associate professor of Microbiology at the Webb-
Waring Lung Institute. At the time of retirement, he was course director for the
microbiology/immunology course offered to dental students at UCHSC.
The out of doors nourished him and brought out a competitive side, especially in running. He
relished cross-country skiing and climbing mountains in Colorado and British Columbia.
A memorial gathering will be held in Colorado at a later date.
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