Valda Olivia Archer, beloved mother, friend and caregiver, passed away peacefully Saturday Sept.7th 2013 at BayCare Alliant Hospital in Dunedin Florida. She was surrounded by loving family, friends and colleagues. She was 64 years old and is survived by her son Arian Archer of Clearwater FL. Valda was a member of the 10th Street Church of God in St. Petersburg, FL.
Valda was born in Barbados but also called England, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and finally the USA home during her lifetime.
Valda's life was spent in service of the sick and infirm. Her brilliant spirit enabled her to provide light and comfort from within, to treat the emotional needs of her patients, their families, friends and colleagues.
Valda's passion for travel led her to spend many years working contract assignments throughout the United States and other parts of the world. Many years of her nursing career were spent in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. She was an avid collector of artifacts and souvenirs from her work and travel, and truly enjoyed sharing her memories and experiences with friends through stories and photographs. She was enthusiastic about exploring new places with friends and often returned with a unique adventure story that could 'only have happened to Valda'.
Her infectious laugh, caring spirit and her unfailing zest for life will be deeply missed.
A Celebration of her life will be on Saturday, September 14, 2013 at 12:00 noon at Moss Feaster Funeral Home, 1320 Main Street, Dunedin, Florida.