Sandra Vollmer

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Sandra Vollmer

    Sandra Faye Gilbert Vollmer, 73, died peacefully in her home in Andrew on Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019.
    She was preceded in death by her father, John Thomas Gilbert.
    Surviving relatives included her mother, Margaret Evadna Maxine Donovan Gilbert; her brothers, Paul Gilbert and John Gilbert; her sister, Mary Jane Gilbert Jacques; husband, James Vollmer; children, Matthew Vollmer and Carrie Jane Vollmer Brass; and grandchildren, Elijah Vollmer, Lily Jane Brass and Isaiah Brass.
    Sandra delighted in her roles as daughter, sister, cousin, wife, mother, grandmother, aunt and friend.
    She loved the Blue Ridge Mountains, the Swiss Alps, The Sound of Music, songbirds, wildflowers, Perry Mason, Cafe Francais International coffees, hiking and chocolate. She baked bread, canned strawberry jam and applesauce, baked desserts, tended gardens, sewed clothes, painted pictures, and was rarely without her camera, with which she documented the idiosyncratic spectacles of family life.
    A relentlessly joyful presence in the life of everyone who had the pleasure of knowing her, Sandra never met a stranger and gifted friends and foes alike with laughter, kindness, cookies, cakes, pies, cupcakes, brownies, and a seemingly endless supply of snappy comebacks.
    She worked as a hygienist, a dental office manager and homemaker, while volunteering for Murphy Adventist Christian School’s fruit program, orchestrating the delivery of Indian River citrus for nearly two decades to countless members of her community. A lifelong member of the Seventh-day Adventist church, she served for more than 40 years as the pianist for her local congregation.
    Please join us in celebrating her life on Saturday, Sept. 21, at First Baptist Church of Andrews, with a visitation at 2 p.m. and a memorial service at 3 p.m.
    In lieu of flowers, the family asks that contributions be made to The Fisher Center for Alzheimer’s Research Foundation: Parkinson