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

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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.


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  1. Vicjie Lee lit a candle:
    15 Jan 2017
    Lit since January 15, 2017 at 1:22:06 PM

  2. Lori lit a candle:
    15 Jan 2017
    Lit since January 15, 2017 at 1:37:43 PM

  3. DeHaven Batchelor, DVM lit a candle:
    15 Jan 2017
    Lit since January 15, 2017 at 1:55:29 PM

  4. Ben & Caryn Burchardi says:
    15 Jan 2017
    Caryn and I are with you in prayer and in grieving during this season.

    "The Lord is close to the brokenhearted; he rescues those whose spirits are crushed." - Psalm 34:18

  5. Heather Fitzpatrick says:
    15 Jan 2017
    My heart felt sympathies to you all. I feel blessed to have met Amy and touched by her warm heart. She was such a caring person and a gentle soul.

  6. Charmaine Sell says:
    15 Jan 2017
    Dearest Brad and Elise,
    We think of you daily and grieve the loss of Amy. She is loved by us. Her dedication to her passions of pet therapy, horses, running, and you, her family, most of all, are cherished with her compassion for others. She was a dear and loving person. We admired her and want to add her examples to our lives.

  7. Rita lit a candle:
    15 Jan 2017
    Lit since January 15, 2017 at 1:48:12 PM

  8. Jackie Erickson lit a candle:
    15 Jan 2017
    Lit since January 15, 2017 at 1:39:48 PM

  9. Tom and Lori O'Grady says:
    15 Jan 2017
    Everyone who loved, knew or was ever touched by Amy are in our thoughts and prayers.

  10. Adele Simons and Daisy-Mai says:
    15 Jan 2017
    To Amy's family:
    Words cannot express my deep sadness at this most profoundly difficult time. Amy meant so much to so many. As a team member with my dog, Daisy-Mai, at Orlando Health, we were so lucky to have been able to share Amy with you. Her impact on the Pet Therapy Program will be felt for years to come. She was compassionate, understanding, encouraging and always fair. She was
    respected by everyone who was privileged to work with her and for her. Please accept my sincere condolences and deepest empathy.

  11. Adele Simons and Daisy-Mai lit a candle:
    15 Jan 2017
    Lit since January 15, 2017 at 1:20:28 AM

  12. Julie Pinnell says:
    15 Jan 2017
    Brad & Elise - there are no words to express the sadness I feel for you both. I am one of Amy’s many friends that are heartbroken by her passing. I will always remember her laughter, her kindness, her love of family and her love of her four legged friends. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this sorrowful time.

  13. Kelly Zen lit a candle:
    15 Jan 2017
    Lit since January 15, 2017 at 1:41:16 AM

  14. Kelly Zen says:
    15 Jan 2017
    My deepest sympathies go out to Amy's husband, her family, and to her many many friends. She will be missed and will always be a part of those who she loved and helped throughout her journey. God bless Amy.

  15. William O'Donnell says:
    14 Jan 2017
    May God grant you the strength to see you through this painful time. Know many are praying for you and your family.

  16. Lisa Giltner says:
    14 Jan 2017
    Friends of Winter Miles remember your hard work & beautiful presentations made in an effort to bring a horse park to enhance your community.

  17. JACK O'DONNELL says:
    14 Jan 2017

  18. Melinda and Paxton says:
    14 Jan 2017
    I am just so sad to hear of Amy's passing, I am one of the pet therapy volunteers at ORMC. Amy loved her job and greeted every dog that came into the office. She grew this program greatly and we are all just devastated and are praying for your family. Amy always was trying to get more people involved in the program and was involved in so many community events. Thoughts and prayers to your family.

  19. Tom and Juliette McVey says:
    14 Jan 2017
    Dear Brad and Elise, We are so sorry for your loss. We can only hope that all the many and wonderful memories you both have will help you through this very tough time. Amy was such a wonderful and beautiful person inside and out. We have such love and respect for her and for your entire family. We pray that you find comfort from the lord in the days ahead. Much love and sincere condolences to you and your entire family.... Love, Tom and Juliette McVey

  20. Tom and Juliette McVey lit a candle:
    14 Jan 2017
    Lit since January 14, 2017 at 1:04:12 PM

  21. Terence Hickey says:
    14 Jan 2017
    You will always be remembered for your kindness and love of animals. Also your beautiful smile.

  22. Shirley says:
    14 Jan 2017
    I met Amy through dog training classes with Simba and was thrilled to see her take on the therapy program at Orlando Health and make it so successful. She always had a smile on her face and she struck me as having an earnest desire to be of help and serve others. So sorry for your loss.

  23. Penny and Dick Hurlbert posted an image:
    13 Jan 2017
    Rudell Family Reunion picnic July 2016
    Rudell Family Reunion picnic July 2016

  24. Penny and Dick Hurlbert says:
    13 Jan 2017
    Dear Brad, Elise and Ryan, please know you are in our thoughts and prayers. Amy was such a special woman taken from us way to soon. Our years growing up and spending time with our families can never be duplicated and will never be forgotten.
    I am so grateful you were able to attend the reunion.
    My Love and Prayers, Penny

  25. Kristen Reynolds posted an image:
    13 Jan 2017
    Amy sharing her love of horses with my daughter Annie, another horse-lover.
    Amy sharing her love of horses with my daughter Annie, another horse-lover.

  26. Mary Nissen lit a candle:
    13 Jan 2017
    Lit since January 13, 2017 at 1:26:47 PM

  27. Mary Nissen lit a candle:
    13 Jan 2017
    Lit since January 13, 2017 at 1:26:14 PM

  28. Sia Kusha says:
    13 Jan 2017

    Please accept our deepest condolences on Amy's passing. Judi and I are at a total loss for words. Please know our prayers are with you.

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