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Sandra Allen
  • January 13, 1942
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  • September 25, 2019

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Sandra T. Allen Fort Myers Florida Celebrating a Life Fully Lived. Sandra Tressa Allen, age 77, passed away on Wednesday, September 25th, 2019 in Fort Myers, Florida with her husband at her side. Sandy was born January 13th, 1942 in Orlando, Florida, the daughter of Kenneth and Tressa Holdeman. She attended Killarney Primary, Howard Junior High and Edgewater High School in Orlando, Florida before attending the University of Florida where she graduated with a Nursing degree. She utilized that degree her entire career working for the State of Florida, culminating her career in the Lee County Health Department in Fort Myers.

Sandra always loved her family, adventure, the great outdoors, cooking, and was an avid reader. Her love of family was expressed in many ways, but her favorite was having a traditional Christmas gathering and celebration.  She especially loved boating and scuba diving, as well as playing bridge, and also returned to the game of golf, and took up playing Mahjong in her later years. She married her lifelong love, John Allen, in 1965 and they enjoyed the great outdoors together for 55 years and passed that same love on to their two daughters Kim and Denise. They travelled annually to the Florida Keys to fish and lobster, to Oak Hill to shrimp, and to Steinhatchee for scallops.  They also recently toured the western US and the Eastern US coastline in their motor home.

Sandra is survived by her husband John Allen, her brother Kenneth Holdeman, her daughters Denise Allen and Kimberly Law, Kim’s husband Greg, and three grandsons, Christopher, Connor and Patrick Law. A Celebration of Life service and reception will be held for family and friends at 11am, Saturday, October 26th, 2019 at Cypress Lake Presbyterian Church, 8260 Cypress Lake Drive, Ft. Myers, FL.  Please bring your favorite story of Sandy to share.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in memory of Sandra can be made to Fort Myers Hope Hospice at:  Development Office, Hope Hospice – 9470 HealthPark Circle – Fort Myers, FL 33908.


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  1. Margie Kolde Sandy was a gifted nurse and great co-worker at the Health Dept. lit a candle:
    25 Oct 2019
    Lit since October 25, 2019 at 10:48:47 PM

  2. lynda Mikels lit a candle:
    24 Oct 2019
    Lit since October 24, 2019 at 10:07:25 AM

  3. Claire T. Johnson lit a candle:
    24 Oct 2019
    Lit since October 24, 2019 at 10:22:54 AM

  4. Claire T. Johnson says:
    24 Oct 2019
    I knew and worked with Sandy for many years. She had gentle humor, a soft laugh and a friendly manner, She loved the outdoor life and always looked forward to her time off to pursue these adventures. To those needing her skilled care, she was the kind, compassionate and knowledgeable nurse. To, her co-workers, she as OUR FRIEND.
    Claire Johnson
    Retired and former Assistant Community Health Nursing Director

  5. Randy & Jamie Shimp says:
    13 Oct 2019
    So sorry to hear this news. We have so many fond memories of shrimping, fishing, & the keys. The friendship that you shared with Ned & Joann was so wonderful. It meant the world to my parents all that you both did for them. You are in our prayers.

  6. Randy & Jamie Shimp lit a candle:
    13 Oct 2019
    Lit since October 13, 2019 at 10:40:53 PM

  7. Lynne Allen says:
    11 Oct 2019
    Loved her so much. She was amazing! Love to you all.

  8. Ron and Sophie Norman says:
    11 Oct 2019
    Dear John and Family, Ron and I are so saddened to hear of Sandra's passing. I have so many wonderful memories growing up with her in College Park....she was such a great friend to me in high school. We also loved the times we enjoyed the delicious shrimp boil on the river in Oak Hill in recent years. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  9. Pat Spagnolo lit a candle:
    11 Oct 2019
    Lit since October 11, 2019 at 10:32:55 AM

  10. Adrian Orozco says:
    10 Oct 2019
    My condolences to you and all your familly.
    Your frend Adrian

  11. LaVonne Villeneuve Cox says:
    10 Oct 2019
    John, I am so sorry to hear that Sandra passed away. She was such a dear friend to LaVerne and I while we were still in Orlando. I so enjoyed our visit with you and her about ten years ago. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  12. Chip Potter says:
    10 Oct 2019
    John, we are so sorry for your loss. We loved spending time with you and Sandy scalloping. She will be dearly missed. Please accept our deepest condolences. Chip and Angel Potter

  13. Chip Potter lit a candle:
    10 Oct 2019
    Lit since October 10, 2019 at 10:29:26 PM

  14. Chip Potter lit a candle:
    10 Oct 2019
    Lit since October 10, 2019 at 10:28:34 PM

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