Amy (Rudell) Flom, age 55, of Oviedo, Florida went home to her Lord and Savior January 7, 2017. Amy was born and raised in Wausau, Wisconsin.
She attended the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, WA where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary (Environmental) Studies in 1982. She moved to southern California and began her career in environmental planning and met her husband Brad Flom. The couple were married on December 1, 1990 and were blessed with 26 years of marriage. Amy gave birth to her daughter Elise Leah in 1992. She and her young family left California to return to her beloved Wisconsin in 1995, where she raised Elise and continued her career. Amy dedicated nearly 30 years of her life to the field of environmental planning and renewable energy.
The Flom family relocated to Oviedo, FL in 2005 and soon after Amy began her second career in Animal Therapy. Amy combined her professional abilities, with her masterful animal training skills with her compassion for people, becoming the Program Coordinator for Paws for Hope at Orlando Health Animal Therapy Program. She believed deeply in the power of therapy dogs to bring joy, comfort, and healing to those in need. Amy loved spending time with family and friends and enjoyed running, biking and hiking. While in her 50’s, Amy completed four marathons and was most proud of completing a blustery New York City marathon in 2014. Throughout her life, Amy was passionate about horses and became an accomplished dressage rider. Amy died doing what she loved, riding her horse.
Amy is survived by her husband, her daughter Elise Crawford and her son-in-law Ryan, her sister Vicki, and brother Chris. She was predeceased by her parents Donald and Mary Rudell.
A Memorial service is scheduled for January 28, 2017 starting at 11:00 AM will be held at Northland Church, 530 Dog Track Road, Longwood, FL. A brief reception with refreshments will follow and be located in the church lobby.