The Heroines

Sandy Remsberg

is honored with a Brick from Jim Remsberg

Sandra J. (Sandy) Remsberg was born in Winfield, Kansas - the daughter of Roger K. and Lois L. Garver. She has one sister, Judy Garver Slawson. The Garver family moved to Kansas City, Missouri when Sandy was quite young, so she was basically reared there, attending the public school system and graduating from Kansas City Southwest High School. She attended Smith College and later the University of Kansas. She is a member of Gamma Phi Beta sorority.

Sandy and James C. (Jim) Remsberg were married in 1957. They have three daughters, each born in a different state: Dana in Missouri, Jill in Oklahoma, and Jennifer in Kansas. In 1966, the Remsbergs moved to Wichita and, having put down solid roots, are proud to call this city home. Sandy's community service has been and continues to be exemplary. She is a past president of the Wichita Junior League and has chaired numerous committees for that organization. Additionally, Sandy has been a member of the following boards of directors: American Red Cross (Wichita chapter); Wichita Festivals, Inc.; Big Brothers /Big Sisters (past president); and she currently serves on the board of Heartspring, Inc. Further, Sandy has been and is a leader in activities at Grace Presbyterian Church, having served as chair for the Building Committee during the expansion of its physical plant.

Undeniably, each of the above organizations has benefited from Sandy's involvement. However, her commitment over the years to the Girl Scouts has indeed been exceptional, and this organization has truly been enriched by her steadfast and continuous efforts. Sandy has been a Brownie Troop Leader, Girl Scout Troop Leader, Neighborhood Chairman, president of the Wichita Area Girl Scout Council (during the Capital Campaign and building of the new office on Lexington Road), and is now on the staff as chair of Endowment Development for the Council. She has been honored with several awards from this organization.

It should be obvious that Sandy Remsberg has dedicated herself to improving the lives of those around her. It would require a long list of adjectives to adequately describe this woman, but "giving" seems to be the most appropriate single word portrait for her. I think her family, her friends and her community all would concur. From the special position of husband, I would only add:

Here's to Sandy, my Number One Wife, She always has been, and always will be The Light of my Life.

Submitted by Jim Remsberg