In Memory

Ann (Sandy) Wilmeth

Ann (Sandy) Wilmeth

We were unable to locate an obituary for Sandy, but here is what we do know:

Sandy was born in Wisconsin on May 24, 1948.  At the time of her passing Sandy lived in the San Diego area and passed away on September 5, 1989.  She was buried on October 23, 1989, in Crown Hill Cemetary in Indianapolis, Indiana.  Sandy graduated with a law degree from Emory University in 1975.  From a memorial posting:

Dear Sandy Ann, Today (July 20, 2010) I stopped by the County of San Diego Recorder's Office to see your death certificate. I wanted to find out where you were laid to rest. We briefly met sometime in the 1970s, and you were converting to Judaism. I think you were studying with Rabbi Soille in San Diego. I know you also were battling with MS. We once spent a Shabbat together, near Balboa Park, where you were living. I remember you as a wonderful, gentle soul. Somehow, we lost track of each other when I moved to Los Angeles in the 1980s. I'll never forget you...Jay (Yaakov) Schwartz

As was noted by Susan in her comments below and above, Sandy battled Multiple Sclerosis (MS), a disabling disease of the central nervous system that disrupts the flow of information within the brain, and between the brain and body.

If you are ever on Sanibel Island, Florida, check out Sandy's Walk, a nature boardwalk dedicated by Sandy's parents in memory of their daughter.

Rest in peace Sandy.

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04/12/16 05:58 PM #1    

John Schuler

I learned a lot from you, Sandy. Not being trite: you made me a better person.

I won't forget you.

05/16/16 04:21 PM #2    

Susan Russler (Bruckman)

Ever kind and gracious, Sandy too soon became unable to share her many gifts. Her friendship was a treasure to enjoy.

Sandy died in the mid-80's. We kept in touch with letters; she became quite disabled from MS, to the extent that she was wheelchair bound. She moved to California, to a home for disabled where she could wheel herself around, out to the gardens, all year long.

She was so bright; after undergrad at Univ. of Mich, she went to law school; then, after being diagnosed with MS, she earned a masters in nutrition.

I never saw her official obit; her mother called me after she died when a letter I had written to Sandy was found in her personal effects. Still makes me so sad to think of all that she missd of life. She never once complained.

09/12/16 12:05 PM #3    

Nancy Zippel (Gloe)

Sandy (Ann) was always a good friend. We played in grade school and enjoyed sitting next to each other in math and English classes - (Wilmeth, Zippel - back corner.) Many a math assignment done over the phone.

I gave Mrs. Wilmeth a ride once about 7 years ago. She arrived at the car with her blonde hair blowing in the breeze, carrying her camel coat even though it was December. Just like Sandy used to do as she went to her car parked on Ardmore. It made me laugh.

Sandy was one of those different drummers that was fun to know and spend time with. A good part of my childhood and hs years.

Nancy Zippel Gloe

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