Obituary: Sanford Kwail 1933-2018

Sanford Kwail

Sanford Kwail

Sanford Kwail, 85, of Clarkdale, Arizona, passed away on June 8, 2018, in Phoenix, Arizona. He was born on June 5, 1933, in Camp Verde, Arizona, to Flora Kinsey.

Sanford attended Clarkdale-Jerome school for 11 years. He served his country as Sergeant in the Marines during the Korean War and received the Korean Service Medal, the U.N. Service Medal, the Good Conduct Medal and the National Defense Service Medal.

Sanford worked for Phelps Dodge Corp. He enjoyed playing guitar and reading.

Sanford was preceded in death by his mother, Flora Kwail; daughter, Laverne Kwail; sister, Susan Poseyeseva; and brothers, Darrell Kinsey and Wendall Kinsey. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Frances Kwail of Clarkdale; daughter, Cherlynne Kwail of Tucson; brothers, Dave Kinsey and John Kinsey, both of Clarkdale; and sisters, Sharon Loring and Garnett Padgett (Tim), both of Clarkdale.

Services with military honors have been held. An online guestbook is available to sign at

Information provided by survivors.


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