Hannah "Sandy" (Dunn) Grier

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  • "Sandy was a ray of sunshine at Charles Carroll. I just..."
    - Norma Bosley
  • "Sandy is my spiritual sister and best friend. As two of..."
    - Jan Lemons
  • "Even though Hannah (as we called her back then) was three..."
    - Margaret (Peggy) Caplan (nee Malta)
  • "Mrs. Grier (Ms. Shammer) as I remember her from Charles..."
    - Patty Leonard (Kibler)
  • "Mrs. Grier was an amazing second grade teacher; her passion..."
    - Jennifer (Rutter) Malcolm
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Beloved wife, mother and sister, Sandy Grier, 68, died February 6, 2017 while in hospice care. Sandy is survived by her husband of 37 years, Calvin "Skip" Grier, and sons, Brian and Dan Grier, of Pensacola, Florida; sister and brother-in-law Gayle and Michael Hughes of Niceville, FL; brother and sister-in-law, Gordon and Miki Dunn, Hanover, Pennsylvania; and sister, Sally Dunn, Richmond, Virginia. Sandy was preceded in death by her daughter, Amy Elaine Grier, in 2010. Growing up in Westminster, Maryland, Sandy graduated from St. John's Catholic High School as one of a small group who remain in touch to this day. She is a graduate of the College of Notre Dame and Loyola College, both in Baltimore, with Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Elementary Education. She spent 14 happy years teaching at Charles Carroll Elementary School. The family moved to Garner, Iowa in 1991 and later relocated to Niceville, FL, where Sandy established her own business and also helped women build worthwhile careers. Throughout her life she lit up the world with her smile and contagious energy. Sandy never met a stranger; she never encountered a stray she did not want to save or a yard sale she could resist. The family thanks the doctors and nurses of the Emerald Coast Cancer Center. Sincere thanks also to the Covenant Hospice Joyce Goldenberg Inpatient Center in Pensacola for the compassionate care given during her final days. A memorial service celebrating her life was held in Niceville, FL. Loving all creatures great and small, as she did, the family asks that in lieu of flowers donations be made to Alaqua Animal Refuge, 914 Whitfield Rd., Freeport, FL. 32439.

Published in Carroll County Times on Feb. 12, 2017
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