Sandra Biesemeyer - 1963

BIO & Picture from 40th  Reunion

Sandy Shore (Sandra Biesemeyer)

I married Mike Shore on August 19, 1967 in Columbia, Mo.
We have 3 children:  Lara Shore-Sheppard is married to William Anthony Sheppard VI and has a son, Ethan Shore Sheppard.  They are both professors at Williams College in Williamstown, MA.  Ryan Shore is living in King of Prussia, PA and is an engineer for Fluor Corporation working on pharmaceutical plant construction.  Heather Shore is living in Brooklyn, NY and working in a photo finishing shop in New York City.  Her goal is to sing opera.

Mike and I attended the University of Missouri where we got our Bachelors degrees and Masters degrees.  Our first daughter was born in Columbia in 1969.  After 3 months in Washington, DC where Mike attended the University of Missouri School of Journalism Washington Reporting program, we moved to Rochester, NY.  We lived there from 1970 to 1978.  During that time we had two more children, I taught evening classes at Rochester Institute of Technology and Mike worked for the Rochester Times-Union.  Mike got a job with IBM in 1978 so we moved to Brookfield Connecticut where we lived until 1982.  I taught evening classes at Western Connecticut University in Danbury, CT and later began working for Newmont Mining Company as a programmer.  When the opportunity came for both of us to move to Tucson with our companies, we took it.  Tucson was our home from 1982 to 1985 and found it hard to leave.  Returning to Brookfield, Ct in 1985, both IBM and Newmont Mining let us transfer our jobs.  In 1989, when Newmont moved to Denver, I got a job with Union Carbide Industrial Gases which changed its name to Praxair soon after.  I worked for Praxair until 1996 when I began working for IBM Global Services as a project manager.

Mike and I are now living in Eagle Harbor on Fleming Island in Florida. Eagle Harbor is a planned community south of Jacksonville.  We have lived in our new house since April, 2001 and are loving it.  Mike and I both work for IBM from our home offices.  I am a project manager in eBusiness hosting.  My job involves leading projects to set up the infrastructure and servers on which commercial websites are hosted.  The hosting centers are located in Secaucus, New Jersey and Southbury, Connecticut.  I also provide the project methodology for other transition managers who are running these customer transitions.

Now that we are in our retirement home and have a sailboat, we are looking forward to retirement.  When that will be is determined by the economy.  We have plans to do a lot of traveling, sailing and visiting with family and friends when we retire.  The community we live in is a very active one with amenities like a tennis center, swimming pools, golf course, hiking and biking trails and community activities.  The working women's tennis league in which I am a member plays tennis from September to May on our outdoor clay courts.
    In addition to all of these sports activities, we attend the Jacksonville Symphony concerts, the Broadway Series and Opera series concerts.  We have found the perfect spot to pursue our interests and to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Because my parents have both passed away, the reasons to come to Columbia are few.  I will always remember the friends and home that I had in Columbia and will think about you all for the reunion.

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