(877) 410-2424

24/7 Se habla español

In loving memory of
Amy Flom
  • May 14, 1961
  • -
  • January 07, 2017

  • Obituary
  • Sign Tribute Wall
  • Send an E-Card
  • Light a Candle
  • Send Flowers
  • Photos

Obituary

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.

 


Send flowers to the family to show you care. Order Now

Tribute Wall

Leave a reply



Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

  1. 13 Feb 2017
    Dan lavinio says:
    Brad and Elise I am so sorry to hear about amy. What a wonderful lady taken way too young. Words cannot express the sorrow. You are in my prayers.

  2. 30 Jan 2017
    Pi says:
    Brad, I am very sad to hear about your loss. I hope that your wonderful memories with Amy will help you in overcoming this difficult time. Please accept my deepest condolences.

  3. 29 Jan 2017
    Pamela Schneider says:
    Dear Brad and Elise, I was so saddened to hear of your loss of sweet Amy. I met you when you brought Elise to my Day Care when she was barely a toddler and I immediately fell in love with them both. Amy was so beautiful inside and out and she touched me with her gentleness and joyful spirit. I was sad to see them go when you moved to WI, but hearing of her accomplishment since then was a path well taken. I will always have her in my heart as will as Elise. My prayers and blessings are extended to you both.

  4. 29 Jan 2017
    Pamela Schneider says:
    Dear Brad and Elise, I was so saddened to hear of your loss of Amy at such a young age. I met you and Amy when you brought Elise to my Day Care when Elise was barely a toddler. I fell in love with both of them. Amy was so beautiful inside and out and it makes my heart sing to hear of all her accomplishments she attained since she left California. She became a friend in such a short time and I missed your all when you left for WI.Even in such a short time she touched my heart and I will never forget her. My prayers and blessings are extended to you andElise.

  5. 28 Jan 2017
    Randy Nilsson says:
    Brad. My heart goes out to you in so many ways. My heartfelt condolences to you and Elise. I'm amazed by her accomplishments. I'm so sorry Brad.

  6. 28 Jan 2017
    Carl Siegrist says:
    Amy touched a lot of lives and helped make the world a better place. Everyone who knew her loved her. I was very lucky to have had the opportunity to work with her on renewable energy development plans and projects over several years and to count her not only as a colleague but as a friend. My thoughts and prayers are with her family. She will be missed by all. We will never forgot her.

  7. 28 Jan 2017
    Douglas Lindsey says:
    Lakeshore Technical College erected 3 of their 4 campus turbines with We Energies grants administered by Amy. It took me several years to figure out that she was out of state and not in Milwaukee. With her prompting 2 Serbian graduate students contacted LTC for a joint project, which was also a success. She was always fun after the business was done.
    My deepest sympathies to the family.

  8. 28 Jan 2017
    Douglas Lindsey posted an image:
    Me and my blonde girls.
    Me and my blonde girls.

  9. 28 Jan 2017
    Jacqueline Randolph says:
    Today we say goodbye to a friend and a mentor...A life cut so very short! Amy, thank you for your friendship, your kindness, your insight, your heart! You always gave 100%! The pet therapy world has truly lost a great person who was loved by so many! May God watch over your husband, daughter, and son in law.

  10. 28 Jan 2017
    Melyssa Allen says:
    To Amy's loved ones, both family and friends, I deeply wish I could be there today to tell you in person how much of an impact Amy had on my life. Although I only had the chance to know her for two years, she was an incredible mentor and friend. I looked up to her so much, and she is exactly the kind of person I hope to be in the future.
    She gave me life changing advice the last time I spoke with her before the holidays, and now that I'm following the path she put me on, I couldn't be happier...and I have her to thank for that.
    She touched so many lives, and I can only hope to do the same on this new adventure. She inspired me and I know she inspired others to spread joy and love, and I know that her legacy will carry on through those she has impacted ❤️
    Sending my prayers to you all today, and wishing you the best during this difficult time...

  11. 27 Jan 2017
    Jessica Morrison says:
    Dear Brad and Elise, I am so sorry for your loss, you are in my thoughts an prayers. Amy was a colleague, a mentor, a friend and someone I went to for advice regularly. She was a special person that touched my life in so many ways over many years.

  12. 27 Jan 2017
    Jessica Morrison (Thibodo-Johnson) says:
    Dear Brad and Elise, I just heard the news. I am so sorry for your loss, you are in my thoughts and prayers. Amy was a mentor of mine, a colleague of mine, a friend of mine, and someone I could always go to for advice. Her attitude and approach to live was unforgettable and made me strive to be a better person by just being in her presence. I owe her more than I can ever explain and I will never forgot what she has done for me and all of those that met her.

  13. 27 Jan 2017
    Brian Vaughn says:
    So sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  14. 27 Jan 2017
    Richard Williams posted an image:
    Me
    Me

  15. 26 Jan 2017
    Sue and Charlie Fischer says:
    Brad
    We did not know you very long. Amy was the first person we met and the reason we bought the house next door. From the moment I met her I knew she would be a very special friend and neighbor. her love for animals radiated from her to everyone she met.
    We will hold you and your family in our thoughts and prayers
    Sue and Charlie

  16. 25 Jan 2017
    Karen Bagwell says:
    I am so sorry to all who loved Amy. I got to know Amy through working as her Real Estate Agent a few years ago. We stayed in touch and I got to know her better and I loved the person I got to know. My relationship with her went beyond a working relationship and I came to care about her as a friend. Through knowing Amy, she was there as a friend to me when I was going through some hard times with one of my kids. She was understanding and caring and offered support. Working with her was always a lot of fun. I learned a lot about horse properties and always enjoyed our outings to see different properties. She was an incredibly loyal client and friend. She loved being a mom and that showed anytime she spoke about her daughter. She loved her husband and you could see that any time I met with them. And she loved her animals for sure! I know her loss will be missed by many. I can’t even imagine the loss that will be felt by those that are closer to her. She was made up of understanding, patience, kindness, respect, understanding, strength, and friendship. And I feel so blessed to have been given the opportunity to get to know her. I will not forget her.

  17. 24 Jan 2017
    Tom Schnetzer says:
    So sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  18. 24 Jan 2017
    Geri Torvund posted an image:
    Amy and I shared a friendship with no judgement. We grew up together not always knowing the great gift we had. We shared so much, spending our time riding horses and growing into beautiful young ladies, while loving and laughing as we traveled through time. Last time we saw each other it was as if we never parted, that's just how it was with us. She always amazed me by her love and determination toward anything she did. A part of my soul has left with her.
    Amy and I shared a friendship with no judgement. We grew up together not always knowing the great gift we had. We shared so much, spending our time riding horses and growing into beautiful young ladies, while loving and laughing as we traveled through time. Last time we saw each other it was as if we never parted, that's just how it was with us. She always amazed me by her love and determination toward anything she did. A part of my soul has left with her.

  19. 24 Jan 2017
    John R and Carolyn Oliver says:
    We are glad we had the chance to meet cousin Amy this summer. It was a long time between visits.
    She will be missed.

  20. 24 Jan 2017
    Kristin Abel says:
    Dear Brad and Elise-
    I worked with Amy at Orlando Health. She was an amazing support to me as I began my pet therapy journey. My dog, Annie and I are so thankful that Amy was our mentor with the pet therapy program at Orlando Health. We are sending love and prayers for your family.

    Kristin Abel and Annie

  21. 23 Jan 2017
    Robin Hammel says:
    Brad, I am so sorry to hear of Amy's passing. Everyone at Orlando Dog Training Club enjoyed Amy and her dogs in our classes. I am encouraged to know that she is a child of God. May the Lord comfort you and your family in this time of great sorrow.

  22. 23 Jan 2017
    Starlene Burns says:
    My deepest sympathy to you and your family. I had the pleasure of meeting Amy in Bible study. She was someone who was instrumental in getting me involved with the canine companion ministry through Northland Church. We both share the love for golden retrievers. She was such a warm hearted loving person. I am so thankful that she got me involved in this program. I visit the nursing homes once a month and it brings me such joy. Now you have a wonderful guardian angel to look over your family. She is home now but will truly be missed. May God comfort you and your family.

  23. 23 Jan 2017
    Starlene Burns lit a candle:
    Lit since January 23, 2017 at 1:10:55 PM

  24. 23 Jan 2017
    Rick Baldocchi says:
    So sorry to hear of this tragic loss. My thoughts and prayers will be with Brad, Elise and the entire extended Flom Family.

  25. 21 Jan 2017
    Laurel Leary says:
    Amy, You left us way too soon. I can picture you in heaven, loving on Bongo and Simba.Their joy is only matched by our sadness. Laurel Leary

  26. 21 Jan 2017
    Debra Hangsterfer says:
    Dear Brad and Elise,
    I am keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. My condolences to the entire family. Amy provided a very sweet presence to many, including me, and was a kind friend. I will miss her.

  27. 20 Jan 2017
    Jan Vena and Belle says:
    I want to express to you Brad, Elise, and entire family, my heartfelt sympathy at this time. As a team in Pet Therapy, Belle and I attended many events with and for Amy. Her love of the program will be instrumental in the continuation of our efforts. She would encourage us to do just that and the program will grow in her honor. As time slowly brings healing, please find comfort in knowing how many loved, enjoyed and respected Amy and will hold tight to the cherished memories she left with us.

  28. 18 Jan 2017
    Salina lit a candle:
    Lit since January 18, 2017 at 1:00:16 PM

  29. 18 Jan 2017
    Salina lit a candle:
    Lit since January 18, 2017 at 1:00:00 PM

  30. 18 Jan 2017
    Hayley Brown says:
    I am honored and blessed to have known Amy. She was a great coworker and friend. I will miss her so much. My condolences to your family. May care and love of those around you provide comfort and peace to get you through the days ahead.

  31. 18 Jan 2017
    Hayley Brown posted an image:
    Amy and I at Arnie's March
    Amy and I at Arnie's March

  32. 17 Jan 2017
    David Gwynn says:
    Brad, I just learned about Amy's passing and Cara and I are incredibly saddened. She was such a caring and nice person. We will keep you and Elise in our thoughts and prayers.

  33. 17 Jan 2017
    Melissa McNear lit a candle:
    Lit since January 17, 2017 at 1:45:18 PM

  34. 17 Jan 2017
    Dr. Jeffrey Bos & Staff, Bos Chiropractic says:
    We are very saddened to hear the news of Amy's passing. Amy was such a pleasant person and always a joy to have in our office, she will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers go out to her family. We pray God will bring you peace during this difficult time.

  35. 17 Jan 2017
    Jim and Marsha Bedford lit a candle:
    Lit since January 17, 2017 at 1:17:49 AM

  36. 16 Jan 2017
    Jodie (Sellung) Kenney lit a candle:
    Lit since January 16, 2017 at 1:50:34 PM

  37. 16 Jan 2017
    Lisa Fabry Gonzalez lit a candle:
    Lit since January 16, 2017 at 1:05:18 PM

  38. 16 Jan 2017
    Lisa Fabry Gonzalez says:
    Dear Brad and Elise,

    Know that my thoughts and prayers are with you at this very difficult time. We were all so very fortunate to have Amy in our lives. She was the kindest, most passionate person I have ever known. I am so blessed to have called her my friend. You and Elise were the absolute apples of Amy's eyes. I hope you find comfort in knowing how much she adored both of you.

    Hugs to both of you, and may God bless your family.
    Lisa Fabry Gonzalez

  39. 16 Jan 2017
    Kathryn Cain says:
    So sorry to hear of your loss. Your family will be in our prayers. Kathy and Bill Cain

  40. 16 Jan 2017
    Jean Thornton says:
    How can one even begin to express sufficient sympathy for the loss of such a treasure to the human and animal kingdoms. It can be so hard to understand why at a time like this. We must have faith that a higher power has a good reason. Someone somewhere needed her even more than did we. It's hard to imagine that could be possible but I know she is somewhere continuing her generosity. Our grief is directly proportional to our love for the one we lost. We were lucky to have such a wonderful person in our lives...

  41. 16 Jan 2017
    Pamela Rogers says:
    My thoughts and prayers are with Amy's family during this most difficult time. May all the wonderful memories you shared together bring you comfort in the days ahead.

  42. 16 Jan 2017
    JC Arteaga says:
    Dear Brad:
    May the Love and Grace of our Lord give you the necessary strength, endurance and resignation to cope with this painful (but temporary) early separation from Amy. I am praying for Amy, you, your daughter, her husband and rest of the family. We will all be reunited in God in a much better place. God bless you,

  43. 16 Jan 2017
    Pam Finzel lit a candle:
    Lit since January 16, 2017 at 1:20:38 AM

  44. 16 Jan 2017
    Pam Finzel lit a candle:
    Lit since January 16, 2017 at 1:19:01 AM

  45. 16 Jan 2017
    Matt Simon lit a candle:
    Lit since January 16, 2017 at 1:27:22 AM

  46. 15 Jan 2017
    Nikki & Alisa lit a candle:
    Lit since January 15, 2017 at 1:03:33 PM

  47. 15 Jan 2017
    Bill and Jackie Hustad says:
    Brad, we are so sorry to hear of the loss of your beloved Amy. Our thoughts are with you. Bill and Jackie Hustad

  48. 15 Jan 2017
    Sara & Ginnie lit a candle:
    Lit since January 15, 2017 at 1:01:08 PM

  49. 15 Jan 2017
    Sara & Ginnie lit a candle:
    Lit since January 15, 2017 at 1:00:30 PM

  50. 15 Jan 2017
    Vicjie Lee lit a candle:
    Lit since January 15, 2017 at 1:23:32 PM

Send an E-Card

Please select an e-card

Required fields are marked *
 






Note: The code below resets with every submit of the form
captcha