Nancy Sanford Myers of West Palm Beach, FL, passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012 at Good Samaritan Medical Center in West Palm Beach, FL. Nancy, and her husband Wyckoff, were frequent summer visitors to the Catskills and had recently returned to their home in Florida after having spent a month at their camp, Puddingstone, on Perch Lake in the Town of Andes where a family reunion on August 4 celebrated the 75th anniversary of the camp’s founding.
Nancy was the last surviving child of long-time (1904-1964) Catskill Mountain News Publisher Clarke A. and Bertha (Moss) Sanford. She was born in Kingston and spent her childhood years in Margaretville where she graduated from high school. Nancy graduated from Elmira College in Elmira, earning a Bachelor of Arts Degree. After college, Nancy married her husband of 64 years, Wyckoff Myers, on November 29, 1947.
During her lifetime, Nancy developed a reputation as a prolific community volunteer, dedicating her talents to numerous civic organizations. These include: Palm Glades Girl Scout Council (Board Member), Good Will Industries (Board Member), Junior League of the Palm Beaches (President 1959/60), South Florida Science Museum (Founding member and President, Board of Trustees), Palm Beach County Council of the Arts (Board Member), Norton Gallery Auxiliary (founder and President), United Way Board member, Palm Beach County Chapter American Red Cross (Vice-President and member of Executive Committee of Board), Norton Gallery of Art (Board of Trustees), Board of Trustees, Elmira College, Elmira, and the Junior League of the Palm Beaches (Sustaining Member).
Her memberships include: National Society of Colonial Dames of America (past treasurer and vice-president, Palm Beach Town Committee), Mayflower Society Member, Society of the Four Arts, English Speaking Union, Sailfish Club of Florida, Philanthropic Educational Organization, Everglades Club of Palm Beach, First Church of Christ, Scientist (West Palm Beach, Florida), and South Florida Science Museum Fund Raiser (Chair, 1999, 2000, 2001).
In recognition of her extensive community volunteer work, Nancy received the 2008 Junior League of the Palm Beaches Woman Volunteer of the Year Award.
Nancy is survived by husband, Wyckoff Myers; children, Gail Myers Perry, Pamela Myers Clark, and Gary Wyckoff Myers; grandchildren, Daniel Hardy Clark, Geoffrey Campbell Clark, and Elliott Wyckoff Myers; great grandchildren, Emily Grace Clark, Ryan Waller Clark, and Alexa Beatrice Clark. Many nieces and nephews also survive.
Nancy was predeceased by sisters, Eleanor Sanford Anderson, and Barbara Sanford McQuide and a brother, Roswell R. Sanford.
A memorial service for Mrs. Myers will be announced at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the South Florida Science Museum, 4801 Dreher Trail North, West Palm Beach, FL 33405, in memory of Nancy Myers.