Velinda L. Lander

Velinda L. Lander

Female 1963 - 2004  (41 years)

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  • Name Velinda L. Lander 
    Born 06 Aug 1963  Fort Sill, Oklahoma, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 09 Dec 2004  Helena, Lewis and Clark Co., Montana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Suicide
    Buried Omak, Okanogan Co., Washington, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Our beautiful and precious Velinda Lander, 41, died on Thursday, Dec. 9, 2004.

      Velinda was born Aug. 6, 1963, in Fort Sill, Okla., to Nancy Lander Guenther and Larry Guenther.

      She is survived by her parents; her son, Andrew Fugier; and many friends who loved her very much.

      She was preceded in death by her grandparents and her sister, Naomi.

      Velinda worked as an interior designer for The Lemon Tree and taught water aerobics at the YMCA. Known for her generosity and opening up her home to others, she always gave sacrificially to help others beautify their homes and lives, even in times of personal stress and exhaustion as her health was failing.

      A member of the O.A.S.I.S. singles group, she is remembered for her elaborate and delicious soup kitchens, organizing and designing entries for local charities and helping her many friends design their homes.

      Velinda was a strong supporter of the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI) and she generously donated her design talents to the Lincoln art shows held in conjunction with the annual conference on mental illness.

      Her extraordinarily creative show designs beautifully highlighted the art talents of those suffering from serious mental illness.

      Velinda's quiet and gentle way of creating loveliness out of the simplest of materials enriched the lives of many.

      Her hobbies included cooking, creating recipe books, quilting, sewing, book club, art and creative writing. Our own "Emily Post," she always displayed and coached others in graciousness, etiquette and decorum.

      Graveside services have taken place. There will be a funeral Mass at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 22, followed by an informal memorial gathering at 7:30 p.m. at Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Church, 1502 Shirley Road, Helena, MT.

      In lieu of flowers, bequests may be made to NAMI, P.O. Box 1021, Helena, MT 59624.

    Person ID I31956  OurNorthernRoots
    Last Modified 29 Aug 2011 

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 06 Aug 1963 - Fort Sill, Oklahoma, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 09 Dec 2004 - Helena, Lewis and Clark Co., Montana, USA Link to Google Earth
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