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Updated: 06/18/2014 08:00:02AM

Sandra E. Mumm

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Sandra Evelyn Mumm died peacefully at Harbour Health Care, Southport Square, Port Charlotte, Fla., Thursday, June 12, 2014.

She was born Sept. 30 1939, in Columbus, Ohio, the youngest child of Euphemia and William Mumm. The family moved to Naples, Fla., in 1952, where her father was in real estate development.

Sandy was a graduate of Rosarian Academy in West Palm Beach, Fla., and attended the University of Miami, where she was a member of Alpha Chi Omega Society.

She pursued a career in the travel industry, working in the Miami, Fla., area until 1982, when she moved to Venice, Fla., and joined AAA of Venice as a travel agent. She retired in 2002 after 20 years at the Venice office.

She moved to Southport Square in Port Charlotte, Fla., in 2012 and there, with the support of helpful staff and caring newfound friends, she continued her courageous fight with cancer.

She will be sadly missed by her many friends in the travel industry, her neighbors at Myrtle Trace Condominium at the Plantation in Venice, Fla., and her dear friends at Southport Square.

Among many happy memories of Sandy, friends say she was a “one of a kind” woman who was a joy to be with, never complained and was a lovely lady.

She is survived by Gerald P.B. Murison, the love of her life for 47 years; brother Bruce (Evy) Mumm of Sylva, N.C.; nieces, Debbie (Alex) Boyle and Sharon (Dane) Brist, both of Portland Ore., Patti (Gregg) Sallie of Baton Rouge, La., and Suzanne Mumm of Sylva, N.C. Also surviving are nephews David Mumm of Ithaca, N.Y., and Michael Mumm and Alex Mumm both of Naples, Fla.

Services: In accordance with Sandy’s wishes, her cremains will be scattered at sea to commemorate the worldwide adventures she so enjoyed. Arrangements are by National Cremation Society of Port Charlotte, Fla.

Contributions: Gifts in her memory may be sent to the American Cancer Society Venice Relay for Life 2014, 2970 University Parkway, Suite 104, Sarasota FL 34243.