WELFELD, Ann ?Mimi? (Adriance)
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age 88, of Palm Beach FL. passed away on November 14th 2012 after a 2 year courageous battle with cancer. Mimi is the daughter of William Allan Adriance and Eleanor Deans Adriance and was born in New York City. She grew up in London, Paris, Rio de Janeiro and Buenos Aires. Throughout her life she continued to travel extensively, attending finishing school in Paris France. She was a top runway model in the 1950?s and 60?s, and worked for all the top designers. In the late 1960?s she opened The Yoga Center in West Palm Beach where she taught Hatha Yoga for several years. After that she bought Sunrise Natural Foods in Palm Beach and grew it into a thriving business on Royal Poinciana Way. She operated Sunrise for over 30 years before retiring in 2007. She was pre-deceased by her Sister Jan Sterling and her Brother Henry White. Mimi?s life always involved animals and her love for all animals was always one of the most important aspects of her life. She leaves behind her loving cats; Fox, Big Red, William, Charlie and Molly. They brought so much joy to her life and they all miss her terribly. She is survived by her two sons, Marty from Lake Worth, FL and his wife Teresa and Chip from Jupiter, FL and his Fiancé Emily. A memorial in her honor will be arranged in December and close friends and family will be notified. In lieu of flowers, we suggest donations be made in her name to Palm Beach Cats, Peggy Adams Animal Shelter, The Humane Society or any animal based charity of your choice
. We miss you mom and we will always remember the love you had for us and the animals around you!