Gwenda Harrison Davies "GiGi" NEYMAN

NEYMAN, Gwenda Harrison Davies "GiGi" 90, of Tampa, passed away Feb. 14, 2013. She was born in Melbourne, Australia. Gwenda was an intrepid traveler and married a U.S. Marine during the Pacific campaign of WWII. She cleared palmettos and scrub oak for a homesite off of a sandy road winding through the orange groves of what is now Forest Hills, north of Tampa, with her husband, Claude Neyman. She raised twin boys, David and Dennis, and sister Robin (Guru Ravi Kaur Khalsa) in the Florida heat without air-conditioning. She was a tennis player, artist, lover of classical music, supporter of the arts, and seeker after justice for all. She was active in early days of civil rights movement and founding member of the Tampa Unitarian Universalist fellowship and now church. She was a world traveler and political activist all her life. She knitted warm hats for the homeless. She created and nurtured a magnificent multicolored azalea garden of over 100 plants that radiated brilliance around her home under the twisting spires of her cathedral of live oaks overlooking Lake Senac. Gwenda is survived by two sons, David and Dennis; five grandchildren, Danielle, Lars, Emily, Harbhajan and Elizabeth; five great-grandchildren; and her sister, Margaret. Memorial donations may be made to the Humane Society or the donor's favorite charity. No memorial services are planned at this time. Words of comfort may be expressed at Florida Mortuary Funeral & Cremation Services (813) 237-2900

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Published in the Tampa Bay Times on Feb. 17, 2013