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Nina Webb, 83, of Orlando, FL passed on April 26, 2017 at her home.

She was born in Miami, FL and moved to Brevard County in 1962 then moved to Orlando in 2014, where she worked for the Brevard County Schools, teaching emotionally disabled children in primary grades for 15 years, then retiring.

Nina is survived by her sons, Alan Webb, and his wife, Patricia, Steve Webb and his wife Debbie, and daughter, Wendy Austin and her husband Kelly; her grand children, Adam Webb, Karen Webb, Caroline Austin, James Austin, Katie Austin and great grandchildren, Adalee Webb and Cambree Webb.

A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, May 11, 2017 at 12:00pm at the Life Event Center of Florida Memorial, 5950 South Us Highway 1, Rockledge, FL.

Donations in lieu of Flowers, in memory of Nina may be made to the Florida FIRST Robotics Education Foundation (FFREF) 3609 S. Banana River Blvd.
# C308 Cocoa Beach, Florida 32931.

NINA:

Leaving a Legacy is something my parents did whether they set out to or not. Its hard to talk about my mom without mentioning my dad. They were in the same home room all through high school, eloped after dads first year of college and were a united front for the 62 years they were married.
That bond was unshakable even when my dad would be sent TDY. They set the example of what a partnership should look like. That legacy is something that my brothers and I have managed to keep going and I hope we have learned how to leave that legacy for our children as well.

I started looking through photos to get an idea of things to share, and one thing I noticed was that she was always in motion.
My mom spent most of her early married life being a housewife, doing her part to help with the space race, following my dad from state to state building America's space program.
She played bridge, took cake decorating classes and worked with the other neighborhood ladies to organize beach days and parties. She was never content to just sit at home, cooking dinner and washing clothes.

She started volunteering on the PTA at Surfside and then became Brevard County PTA President and, despite fainting at the sight of blood, she became a school nurse, or Gray Lady as they were called at the high school.
She was Cub Scout Pack mom for my brothers and then became a Girl Scout leader for a Cadette troop that didn't have one, even though I was only a Brownie.
She spent countless evenings working the concession stand at the little league field, and then in the bleachers at swim meets, band concerts and wrestling matches.
Our living room became a workshop as she spent hours sewing dance recital costumes, not just mine, but one for everyone in my classes. The smell of Old English wood polish puts me right back at Holy Apostles where she was on the altar guild and we would polish all the wood on Wednesdays. She was always bouncing from one place to another.

As I was starting Junior High, she was going back to college. Its tough to complain about homework when your mom has more than you do, and gets better grades as well.
She graduated in 1978 with her BS in Education with almost straight A's She got a B in PE, she was not happy about it.
She began teaching Emotionally Handicapped students in grades 1-6. She was the teacher for most of these kids for the entire time they were in elementary.
She did amazing things with these students, most of whom had parents that weren't all that interested.
I was her "room Mom" as soon as I turned 18 because none of her parents volunteered, I even chaperoned a few field trips.
This legacy was passed on to her Granddaughter Caroline, who now teaches K-2 Autistic kids. She and mom would bond every Tuesday over stories of what the kiddos did that week.

After she left special ed she still taught primary grades while getting her Masters and her PHD.
She was passionate about science and with her students she designed and planted a butterfly garden at school. Every year after, all the 4th graders would get caterpillars and watch them change into chrysalis and then butterflies, as far as I know they still do it.
She also designed the butterfly garden at the Brevard Zoo. Science was her thing. I think if she had been born 20 years later she would have studied Physics and figured out what Dark Matter is.

She was incredibly creative. Whatever the newest craft craze was she tried it.
We had hooked rugs, macrame plant holders, tie dyed shirts and crochet blankets. Painting was always her best love and worst nightmare.
She specialized in watercolors and I learned that she started taking classes with her friend Benetta before I was even born and kept taking them long after she retired.
She painted until she couldn't hold the brush steady because the Parkinson's made her hands shake.
She was a perfectionist so only the very best of the best was allowed to be shown. One of my favorites of her work she swore she never finished.
This legacy was passed down to her granddaughter Karen, the most creative of her Grands. She is an animator and the two of them shared their mutual passion over art discussions and wandering museums.

Mom loved nature, she could name every plant and bird I ever came across. She spent hours tending her orchids and planting stuff in the ground.
She helped the local Audubon Society do a bird count for several years, she and daddy with their binoculars tromping through the brush keeping

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