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Sarah Elizabeth Gamble (1941 - 2012)

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Sarah Elizabeth Gamble, born August 6, 1941, passed away from complications of cancer surgery on Wednesday, July 18, 2012 at her farm home in Dandridge, TN. Sarah was a native of Knoxville, TN but spent her formative years in Merritt Island, FL. She attended Cocoa High School and lived in Brevard on and off until 1984, when she moved back to her home state of Tennessee and continued her mortgage banking career. She was active in the community becoming Den Mother, President of the PTA, and served on the vestry of St. Mark's Episcopal Church.

After her children reached adulthood, she built a long business career in mortgage banking, in Rockledge, Melbourne, and most recently as the owner of Mortgage Loan Corporation (f/k/a Mountain Mortgage) of Sevierville, TN. In her spare time, she loved gardening, cooking and most of all enjoying time with friends and family.

She is survived by her loving husband, Lee T. Gamble; sons, David John Rufo, James Andrew Rufo (Louanne), and Richard Leon Rufo; brother, Carl Crockett (Carolyn); namesake granddaughters, Laura Elizabeth Rufo and Rachel Elizabeth Rufo; aunt, Alice Montgomery; sister-in-law, Vicki Moses (John); brother-in-law, Jim Gamble; half brothers, Clarence Crockett (Felicia), Kenneth Crockett (Sylvia), Rick White; devoted close friend, Jackie Lane; and many cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.

There will be a Celebration of Life gathering of family and friends at 4:00 PM Saturday, July 28th at Sunset Harbor, 3873 South Banana River Blvd, Cocoa Beach, FL.

In lieu of flowers, Sarah would have wanted a donation to the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Condolences will also be accepted on her Facebook tribute page at

Published in FLORIDA TODAY from July 22 to July 28, 2012