Blodwen (Wendy)'s Story
Blodwen (Wendy) Lucy Mumford age 85 of both Goring on Thames, England and Gloucester, Massachusetts, passed away Friday morning, 2 March 2018 at the Sue Ryder hospice in Nettlebed, England after a brief but valiant battle with cancer. Born in Brisbane, Australia, she grew up in Sydney, Australia. Although her formal education ended in 8th grade, she was a life long learner, lover of books, travel, the arts, and other cultures.
She married George Mumford in 1951 and is survived by their three sons, John, Michael and Geoffrey, daughters in law Jill and Megan, and grandchildren Emily and William. She emigrated with George to the United States in 1960 when an immigration quota allowed only about 60 Australians to do so and moved in 1968 from Indiana to New England. A summer resident of Gloucester, Massachusetts since 1972, she also lived in Wellesley, Massachusetts, Simsbury, Connecticut and Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Following George's death in 1986, she later remarried in England, and is survived by her loving husband Cameron Crawford Henderson. A Goring resident since 1990, she was an integral and beloved member of both the Goring Book Club and Women's International Group. Wendy and Cam were avid travellers but always looked forward to their return to Goring.
She will be remembered by family and friends for her unfailing kindness and generosity of spirit, her memory for people, places and things, her remarkable sense of humor, and her infectious laugh. In lieu of flowers, donations in Wendy's name can be made to the Sue Ryder foundation, whose compassionate, dedicated staff honored her every wish in her final days.
Friends are encouraged to honor her memory by having an adventure, helping a neighbor, smiling at a stranger, continuing to treat those less fortunate with dignity and respect, and caring about their fellow human beings.
Published on March 8, 2018