Sandra Joyce (Gumm) Martz


Sandy & Steve

March 13, 2005

Sandra Joyce (Gumm) Martz, 61, died Saturday, April 29, 2006. A resident of Ocala, Florida, she was formerly from Evansville, Indiana.

She was a 1963 graduate of Benjamin Bosse High School in Evansville, Indiana. She was Presbyterian and a former teacher for the Martin County Public School System. She was Teacher of the Year for 1992, a member of Daughters of the American Revolution, Toastmasters, and a lifetime member of NEA.

Surviving are her husband, Steven Martz; son, Robert L. Martz; daughter, Alison Martz; sisters, Jane Maucere, Alpharetta, Georgia and Alison Nadeau, Suwanee, Georgia; and one grandchild.

Florida Cremation Society — Ocala handled arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Susan B. Komen Foundation.


--------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Carolyn C Sanderson
To: bosse63@
Date: Tue, 2 May 2006 16:53:44 -0500
Subject: Sandy Gumm Martz

Dear Classmates,

Yes, Dan Hewins, Sandy truly enjoyed her reunion at the Bosse 60th Birthday Party. She said there were two things she wanted to do before she died -- one, was to dance at her son's wedding and second, to attend the Bosse 60th party. She got both wishes and the added bonus of meeting her first grandchild. I was delighted to take Sandy to the Bosse football game on Friday night of the birthday weekend. We roasted in the heat and swatted bugs and mosquitoes with the best of them. She was too exhausted to stay for the second half so we left at half time and headed to a much cooler Roca Bar to enjoy Pizza she hadn't had in many years and see the rest of the classmates who hadn't attended the game. She wasn't able to stay long, but had so much fun trying to figure out who people were and just being there with them. On Saturday at the birthday party she had a blast seeing grade school and high school friends and acquaintances. She said she wouldn't regret feeling so bad the next day since she was having so much fun. Attending that mini-reunion meant so much to her.

We have learned so much about courage, determination, and bravery from Sandy and Marsha. Two great ladies who fought to the end of their battles. Marsha said she wanted to be a "greeter" in heaven and I just bet you Sandy is right by her side waiting to greet all of us Bulldogs when it's our time. We will miss and remember all of our deceased classmates in 2008.

Carolyn Clark Sanderson

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