Deborah Sanford Sobanja


With great sadness we share the passing of our beloved daughter, sister, aunt, mother, grandmother and friend, Deborah Sanford Sobanja.

Debbie was born September 11, 1956, to Wallis Sanford and Marilyn Bero.  She passed away of natural causes April 16, 2022 in Duluth, MN.

Debbie spent the last 40 years in Fairbanks Alaska raising her family. 

Debbie was an especially kind and generous person, with a great since of humor. 

She was proceeded in death by her husband, Hans Sobanja, her father Wallis Sanford, and brother Wally Sanford.  She is survived by her daughter Jada Sobanja and granddaughter, Journey Sobanja, both of Fairbanks Alaska.

Mother, Marilyn Bero, sisters Shari (Rick) Andasola and Michelle Sanford, brother Steve Sanford. Two nephews, a great niece and great nephew.

A private family service will be held in the future.

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