Fedora Giovanna Saunders nee Munari, 72, loving wife, mom, grandma, sister and aunt passed away peacefully at home after a year-long fight to recover from several strokes.
Born and raised in Pedemonte, Italy, she immigrated to the United States in 1970 with her military husband Arnie. She traveled around the world raising their children Arnold Jr (spouse Frances) and John (spouse Jaime) and supporting Arnie’s career. She was a loving Grandmother to Gabriella and Joshua.
After retirement she settled down in Universal City, Texas but continued to travel around the world visiting children and grandchildren. She was a life-long learner, and both attended classes and taught classes at the Advanced Learning in Retirement center in San Antonio. Her love of languages led to fluency in five of them. She was an exercise enthusiast spending many hours at the gym walking and taking senior aerobics classes. Fedora was a devoted Roman Catholic, a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Selma, Texas. She was an active member of St Anne’s Society and participant in numerous bible study classes. She was a strong, determined and fiercely independent woman. She will be missed every day.
A private family memorial will be held in the future in her hometown in Italy.