Osteoarthritis in Both Knees,Doesn’t Stop 14962 Sandy Malone (nee Gebhardt)

14962 Sandy Malone (nee Gebhardt) – RMC Class of ‘85

Sandy’s a military brat and graduated from RMC in 1985.  Since leaving the military in 1989, Sandy’s lived in Virginia, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and twice in Washington State.  She’s called Mukilteo, WA home for the past 13 years.

Sandy’s worked in credit card customer service for First Union Bank, as a catalog order verification specialist at Eddie Bauer, and as a fitness instructor.  She currently works at PEMCO Insurance, in Seattle, as a licensed insurance agent.  She’s a member of the Greater Seattle Insurance Professionals and when not at work, can be seen Sunday morning singing in the church choir.

Sandy also spends time doing community service, and participating in fundraisers for the United Way of King and Snohomish Counties, the Goodwill, and the Puget Sound Blood Center. In the past year, Sandy’s led members of Toastmasters International, in District 2 (Western Washington), as the district governor (with over 3,000 members).  In August, Sandy’s planning on attending the Toastmasters International Convention in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Sandy misses the time she spent doing sports at the college, and talks about her glory days. Although her body sometimes fails her, her competitive spirit is alive and well.  A few years ago at a kettle bell boot camp, Sandy’s “no pain no gain” attitude caused her a torn rotator cuff when told to do as many push-ups as she could.

In the past decade, she’s competed in sprint triathlons, took up inline speed skating, raced indoor speed skating nationals in Lincoln, NE, and skated a dozen inline speed skating marathons, twice in Berlin.   Her personal best for an inline skate marathon (26.2 miles) is 1:34 set in Duluth, MN.  Her husband, Bob said “Berlin’s the best skate marathon for spectators, with beer and brats at the finish line.”

Sandy has osteoarthritis in both knees, and more than a few extra pounds slowing her down these days, but still makes time to walk, swim, and bike.

Sandy became an American citizen June 6, 2001.  She was born in Kingston, and returns home often to visit family and friends, including her mom and dad, Yvonne and Jim Gebhardt (RMC Director of Athletics 1986-88).  Sandy’s been married 27 years to 15146 Bob Malone (RRMC/RMC Class of ‘85) and has one daughter, Tami, of Bruderheim, Alberta.

Sandy was Class of ’85 secretary for 20 years and enjoys sending her annual holiday newsletter to family and friends.  Whether or not you’re traveling in the Seattle area, Sandy would welcome an email at sandy.malone85@gmail.com.

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