dents to swim. She had a knack for helping people overcome their fear of the water. She was a pioneer instructor of Waterbabies in the 1960s, a controversial teaching strategy at that time.
Andora served as a role model for countless people of all ages, proving that there is no such thing as being too old to live your dreams. Her love of lifelong learning inspired her to receive her associate’s degree in human services from Montgomery County Community College in 1991, followed by the master of human services degree from Lincoln rniversity, and the post-graduDWH DGYDQFHG FHUWLfiFDWH in gerontology in 1995, at the age of 78. She was a lifelong member of the Alpha Gamma Delta sorority and Phi Beta Kappa. She received an honorary doctorate degree from the Jameson College branch of Chesapeake Bay rniversity in 2009.
At age 79, Andora discovered extreme joy and challenge in strength training and quickly entered the competitive circuit. By DJH 89, WKURuJK fiHUFH DQG determined discipline, she became the national champion in her age group in the conventional and trap dead lift. For this amazing accomplishment, she was featured on CNN news, and received a “Silver Star” award from the Silver Planet, a web-based elder care services company. Thanks to her committed coaches associated with the North Penn vMCA’s LaCrest Center, and her dedicated caregiver, Caromea Batista, she continued to work out regularly until just one month before her death.
She is survived by her sister, Rosemary Bump (Forrest) of Forest Grove, Ore.; and seven children, James Lloyd nuinby (Roi Crouch) of Ashland, Ore., Randolph Carter nuinby ( Marietta) of Sellersville, Pa., William Alan nuinby (Mona) of Reno, Nev., Presila nuinby (Bil Leonhart) of Ashland, Ore., Andora nuinby Campbell of Ambler, Pa., Rosemary Katherine nuinby (Mark Cates) of Seattle, Wash., and Caroline nuinby Rush (Randy) of Boulder, Colo. Her bright and energetic spirit also lives on through many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.
Dear Mom, sister, aunt and friend we love you so. Though we now long for your presence just for one more moment, we will surely heal in the memory of your sweetness, inspiration and light. vour life embodied your favorite biblical quote from Luke 12: 48: “For unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much required.”
Relatives and friends may call between 6 and 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2, 2012, at Huff & Lakjer Funeral Home, 701 Derstine Ave., Lansdale. The funeral service will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, at St. Dunstan’s Episcopal Church, 750 Skippack Pike, Blue Bell. Interment will follow in Whitemarsh Memorial Park.
Donations in memory of Andora J. nuinby may be made to the North Penn vMCA, 608 E. Main St., Lansdale, PA 19446.