Debora Eivor Burgandine

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Debora Eivor Burgandine, 81, of Sarasota, FL formerly of Lappland, Sweden died Oct. 30, 2013. Services will be held at 11 am on Sat. Dec. 7, 2013 at Church of the Palms, Sarasota, FL. Survivors include son, Carl Knutsson, his father, Thorsten Knutsson; sisters, Maj-Britt, Gerd and Elna and numerous family members in Sweden and elsewhere. Debora moved to the United States in 1956 and became a US citizen in the 80s. She also lived in Paris, France and Burssels, Belgium. Debora was an Elementary School teacher who taught in many places including Sweden and the United Nations International School in New York City and finally at West Elementary School in Arcadia. She was Carl's first grade teacher. She loved children and teaching, and also enjoyed traveling, the arts, in particular music and the company of her friends. Debora was a member of the Church of the Palms. A special thank you goes to the Thalia Unit at Heartland South for making her final two years comfortable with love and care. Memorial donations may be made to the .

Published in The Bradenton Herald on Nov. 10, 2013
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