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Sigrid Gunderson, 69, passed away early morning on August 22, 2013 after complication of pneumonia. Born October 9, 1943 at Good Samaritan Hospital and was raised in West Palm Beach where she attended North Boro Elementary and Palm Beach High School. She was involved in First Methodist Church, Rainbow Girls and Eastern Star. Sigrid also attended Palm Beach Junior College, then moved to Massachusetts where she graduated Salem State University and became a Social Worker for A. R. C. New England. In 1991 she moved back to West Palm Beach to help care for her mother. Sigrid has worked for Palm Beach County Sherriff's Office in Internal Affairs for the past 20 years. Sigrid was predeceased by her parents, Sigurd and Salena Gunderson and brothers, Gene and Wayne Gunderson. She is survived by her son, Noel Johnson Reynolds; his husband, Timm and a close extended family. She also leaves behind many friends she counted as family. Sigrid was a caring, compassionate and giving woman who never met a stranger. She had a way of making you feel you had been friends forever. Her loving kindness will be greatly missed. Memorial Service to be held 4:30 PM October 9, 2013 at Church of the Good Shepherd, Tequesta, FL. Celebration of Life reception to follow.

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Published in The Palm Beach Post from Sep. 1 to Sep. 2, 2013.
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September 24, 2020
Dear Noel
I knew Your mom many years ago when she lived in Massachusetts. We lost touch and I am so sorry to now read about her passing. The reason I writing is I have been downsizing and was going through books on my bookshelf and I found a bible that belonged to your Mom. I don’t know if you would like to have it I could send it to you. It was given to her by her parents Christmas of 1985. I really don’t know how I got it. It has an envelope with a lock of your hair dated summer of 1986. My email is below if you would like to have the Bible let me know where I can send it. Cathey Hazen
I think we went to church together a few times and maybe that’s how I ended up with her bible.
Cathey Hazen
August 26, 2020
SIG, can't believe it's been 7 years, I still think about all the laughs we had. PS still trying out for Survivor, i'm sure you will be my #1 fan when I get on that show one of these days. Love ya.
Janet Zink
September 25, 2013
Sigrid I miss you every day. I love you honey.
Sheila Dennis
September 18, 2013
We miss you so much Sigrid!. You left this world to go live with the angels. I will always remember your kindness and your beautiful smile. Thank you for everything but mostly thank you for Noel. Love forever!
Gaby Diaz
September 17, 2013 many treasured memories of Northboro and PBHS. In spite of the years and miles of separation, we all seem to share something special. We may have lost touch but something keeps us all connected. Rest in peace and know you will be missed. My sincere sympathy to your family and closest friends.
Elise Fitzgerald Campbell
September 17, 2013
Dear Noel & Timm, I didn't know Sigrid as long as most people on here, but I feel like I have known her forever. From the time I first met her, I knew she was a friend for life. We had so many plans to get together for so many occasions, I hate we missed. The last one being St. Patricks Day. I will always have good memories of my dear friend! Love to all the Family!
Jane Noonkester
September 14, 2013
Some thoughts and feelings defy being put into words. As I think of Sigrid I remember a fun, caring and lovely young girl who smiled and laughed a lot. None of my words can convey my sadness. She has been and will remain in my prayers. God's Blessings to her family and friends.
Barbara (Pagan) Hartley
September 6, 2013
Noel, you brought so much joy into your Mother's life. She always beamed with love and pride at the very mention of your name and she go greatly appreciated and enjoyed all the time and attention you and Timm shared with her.

I will always remember your Mother's caring ways and the beautiful smile she so freely shared with everyone.

May the Lord provide comfort to you and your family during this sad time.

With loving thoughts,
Joyce Peerson
Joyce Peerson
September 4, 2013
Sigrid you are just as beautiful on the outside as the inside. I always loved our friendship, thank you! I know you loved you son so very much, and was always so happy to talk about him. I will always remember all the encouragement you gave me on many matters (especially survivor lol). Thank you, you are always thought of often.
Janet Zink
September 3, 2013
A beautiful "Angel" rest in peace...will always remember your beautiful smile.
Laverne Griffin
September 3, 2013
I remember Sigrid from many years ago when we lived on 37th Street and went to Northboro and Palm Beach High. We had fun going to the movies and on Halloween when Mr. Gunderson would take us trick or treating. Although we lost touch in later years, I still have fond memories of our childhood friendship. God bless you Sigrid.
Sharon Dressel Smith
September 3, 2013
To the family of Sigrid Gunderson,
Sigrid was ne of my earliest friends - I think first through the church. I think we also were in Girl Scouts together. I always remember her outgoing spirit, her willingness to try anything we cooked up (sometimes not too smart!), and her happy outlook on life. I'm also so pleased to see the beautiful picture. I would have known her anywhere!
Katharine Foster
(nee Sylvia Katharine Moody)
September 3, 2013
I know you will be missed by all who knew you. I haven't seen you since H.S., but remember you as a sweet and beautiful person. My condolences to your family and friends.
Carole Bischoff
September 2, 2013
It is with sincere sadness to hear of Sigrid's passing. She will be remembered.
Bud Cure
September 2, 2013
I am so sorry to hear of your passing. We went to school from North Boro to High school and graduated together. I remember spending the night with you and thinking how beautiful your house and bedroom was. You was a good friend for many years. I am sorry that I have not kept in touch over the years. My sympathys go out to your son. Rest In Peace
Joyce Allison(Miles)
September 1, 2013
My family and I light this candle for Sigrid. Her light will burn on forever
cindy podwils
September 1, 2013
I am lighting this candle to represent the light she brought to my life.
Sheila Dennis
September 1, 2013
Sigrid always met you with a smile. I knew her from Northboro thru Palm Beach High. The smile never left her nor her genuine spirit.
Bill Smith
September 1, 2013
Sincere condolences to the family of my high school friend.
Dr. Diane (Yankocy) Major,
Nassau, Bahamas
September 1, 2013
Sigrid you are missed more than I can say! I loved working with you on the pbx all those years. We talked about everything and I loved you for it. I still love you. I will never get over your way too early passing. I am glad that Randy and I went all those times to see you these past months. My heart has a huge hole in it. I never even got to tell you that there's a new grandbaby on the way. I know you are at peace now. Every night I whisper good night to you and that I love you. I'm sure you hear me. Randy and I will never get over losing a part of our family. You cared about our kids and their lives. You always had a kind word to say about them and I thank you. Sleep well my sigrid,my angel xx
cindy podwils
September 1, 2013
Noel, My memories of your Mom go back to our slumber party days in Northboro - she was so much fun. I don't believe you will find anyone who once they met your Mom they did not love her to pieces and felt that they had a friend for life. Her candle went out too soon.
Diane Brownell
September 1, 2013
Sigrid, I remember you in High School and also at Northboro; I wish I would have made it down to West Palm to see you before your new journey with Christ Jesus in Heaven; I also worked at Palm Beach S.O. for a short time and was in L.E. as a career. God's peace to the family.
Roger, P.B.H.S. 1961.
September 1, 2013
Sigrid, you are my Angel in the heavens, on to your next adventure. You have always been a sister to me, shared your heart and feelings, many fantastic life stories, and confidences. I will miss your physical presence in this life but will see you in my dreams. I will love you always. Noel, your mom was extremely proud of you and happy you had a loving life with Timm, who she dearly loved. Fly high and free Sigrid and come visit me when you can.
Sheila Dennis
September 1, 2013
Sigrid...beautiful in so many ways. Noel, I first met your mom when we were in junior high (at Burdine's charm school!). Sigrid was already charming and didn't need to be there, but that's where we became friends and I was always so glad we did. I am so sorry for your loss.
Pam Ketter Browning
September 1, 2013
Sigrid you played a huge role in my life. I am grateful we were able to get to know each other again over that past few years. I love you and will miss you so very much. Charlene
Charlene Rinehart
September 1, 2013
Sigrid you are missed everyday. You had such a warm and caring spirit. We had such a great time just talking. I think about the good times and smile.
September 1, 2013
Noel, Your Mom was a very special lady. I was at PBHS, First Methodist and PBJC with her. She was also a very fun friend. I'll miss her. Love, Zoe Ann
Zoe Ann Liepins
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