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Sandra Kremer

May 8, 1936 - April 23, 2014

Sandra Lee Kremer, 78 died at Spartanburg Regional Hospital on Wednesday, April 23, 2014.

Sandra is survived by her sister, Molly K. Johnson of The Woodlands, TX; her daughter, Janice L. Potter of Chappell Hill, TX; her son, Mark A. Zimmerman of Katy, TX; six grandchildren: Anna, Amanda, August, Chandler and Parker of Texas, and Thomas of Hendersonville; a niece and a nephew; and four great nieces and nephews.

A graduate of Oberlin College (BA 1958) and the University of Houston (MSW 1985), Sandra, a clinical social worker, established a private practice in Hendersonville, NC in 1990. At the national level, she supervised graduate student clinicians, served as an EMDRIA Institute consultant/facilitator, and provided low-cost training for non-profit and community health care providers through EMDRís Humanitarian Assistance Programs, HAP/Trauma Recovery.

Sandra served on the board of the YMCA of Western North Carolina, did extensive Hospice work, conducted parent education and bereavement workshops, and founded the Hendersonville Death Cafe. She also volunteered at DuPont State Forest and Free Rein Therapy Riding, served as a counselor at The Free Clinics and a Girl Scout leader. She sang in the Carolina Concert Choir and the Asheville Symphony Chorus. She played on several USTA tennis teams and swam at the National Senior Games.

A memorial festival of lessons and songs chosen by Sandra will be held at St. James Episcopal Church on Monday, April 28th at 2:00 PM.

A second celebration of her life through music and stories will be held at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Hendersonville on Saturday, May 10th at 4:00 PM, followed by a potluck at 5:30 PM. Those wishing to participate in the service are asked to email Judith Nourse, Judith@healingarts9.com

Burial will be in the family plot in Ohio.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Oberlin College, Carolina Concert Choir, the EMDR Foundationís Humanitarian Assistance Program, or an environmental organization of your choice.

The family wishes to thank the community and her friends and colleagues, who have reached out and offered to help in so many ways.

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