Sandra Kremer

May 8, 1936 - April 23, 2014
Sandra Kremer

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Sandra Lee Kremer, 78 died at Spartanburg Regional Hospital on Wednesday, April 23, 2014.

Sandra is survived by her sister, Molly K. Johnson of The Woodlands, TX; her daughter, Janice L. Potter of Chappell Hill, TX; her son, Mark A. Zimmerman of Katy, TX; six grandchildren: Anna, Amanda, August, Chandler and Parker of Texas, and Thomas of Hendersonville; a niece and a nephew; and four great nieces and nephews.

A graduate of Oberlin College (BA 1958) and the University of Houston (MSW 1985), Sandra, a clinical social worker, established a private practice in Hendersonville, NC in 1990. At the national level, she supervised graduate student clinicians, served as an EMDRIA Institute consultant/facilitator, and provided low-cost training for non-profit and community health care providers through EMDRís Humanitarian Assistance Programs, HAP/Trauma Recovery.

Sandra served on the board of the YMCA of Western North Carolina, did extensive Hospice work, conducted parent education and bereavement workshops, and founded the Hendersonville Death Cafe. She also volunteered at DuPont State Forest and Free Rein Therapy Riding, served as a counselor at The Free Clinics and a Girl Scout leader. She sang in the Carolina Concert Choir and the Asheville Symphony Chorus. She played on several USTA tennis teams and swam at the National Senior Games.

A memorial festival of lessons and songs chosen by Sandra will be held at St. James Episcopal Church on Monday, April 28th at 2:00 PM.

A second celebration of her life through music and stories will be held at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Hendersonville on Saturday, May 10th at 4:00 PM, followed by a potluck at 5:30 PM. Those wishing to participate in the service are asked to email Judith Nourse,

Burial will be in the family plot in Ohio.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Oberlin College, Carolina Concert Choir, the EMDR Foundationís Humanitarian Assistance Program, or an environmental organization of your choice.

The family wishes to thank the community and her friends and colleagues, who have reached out and offered to help in so many ways.

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  • April 28, 2014
    Community Foundation of Henderson County says:
    The Board and Staff of the Community Foundation of Henderson County wish to express deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Sandra Kremer on the sad occasion of her recent passing.

  • October 14, 2021
    Rhonda Miller says:
    This post is many years after Sandra's death. She was my consultant after I was trained in EMDR. She was so wise, kind, and informative. I still remember and use what she taught me. I will never forget her.

  • June 13, 2014
    Dale Dingledine says:
    Sandra and I met several months ago, and I could tell right away that she was both very knowledgable as well as very kind. I learned many things from her, and reveled in her humor. I will miss her, but when I see a star in the sky I will think of her.

  • May 14, 2014
    Betsy Byers Whitehead says:
    I have been out of the country until today. I would have liked to participate in Sandy's celebration of her life, but being away I could not. I enjoyed playing tennis with sandy in Norchester and recently, when we saw her at a Norchester reunion. I will miss her dearly.

  • May 09, 2014
    Margaret Riddle says:
    I enjoyed very much singing with Sandy for many years in the Asheville Symphony Chorus, where I still sing. I am shocked over her passing and want her family to know how much her friendship and music was appreciated. God bless her family.