Beloved long-time Albany resident LaVanya Saunders, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Dec 4, 2011.
Born on Dec 21, 1951 to Moses and Etta Saunders of Oakland, CA, she attended Sacred Heart Church and School. After graduating from Emery High School she attended UC Berkeley and graduated with a BA in Social Welfare and a Master”s degree in Psychology. She worked for Planned Parenthood and later at Naval Air Station Alameda.
She is survived by four siblings: DeVance Saunders Sr., Cortes Saunders Storno, Andrea Saunders and Yvette Saunders Hudson, and a community of friends and family.
— provided by Tangela Gibson