Dec. 10, 1935-June 9, 2014
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Marlene Sandberg, 78, a 48-year resident of Pleasanton, died on June 9, 2014.
Marlene was born on December 10, 1935, in San Diego, CA. She spent most of her youth living in Oakland, CA. She graduated from SF State with a BA in Education, and Stanford with a Masters in Education and Counseling. She was a beloved teacher to many children throughout her life, first and foremost to her children Anne and Kurt, and then to her students.
Even when she wasn?t a full time teacher, she loved sharing her passions with youth, volunteering as a docent at the East Bay Regional Parks, and with the Pleasanton Book-legger Library program. Her love of nature began when she worked in Yosemite Valley during college summers, and she never missed a year visiting Yosemite from then on. She cultivated an appreciation of God?s creation in her family by planning many trips to beautiful places including an annual trip to Mammoth Lakes each summer. She loved hiking, cooking, reading, traveling, and being with family.
Her positive attitude, generous nature, and kind heart touched many throughout her life. Her strong Christian faith and fellowship sustained her through her battle with Cancer the past two years. She is survived by her husband Ronald of Pleasanton; children Anne Bradford of Mountain View, CA, and Kurt Sandberg of Manteca; along with 6 grandchildren.