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Published February 17th, 2021
Sandra Landin

Sandy Landin, resident of Moraga, California, passed away peacefully on Jan. 7 with family by her side. She was a committed, caring daughter, wife and mother. Her laughter and smiles will be missed but she left us many wonderful memories. Sandy was born in Oakland to Charles and Diana Ivy. Her family moved to Orinda when she was 2 years old and she was in the first classes to attend new schools: Inland Valley Intermediate (now Orinda Intermediate School) and Campolindo High School where she met her sweetheart Doug. They were married in 1968 and lived in Moraga since then.
Sandy enjoyed singing in Campolindo's musicals and had a life-long love of music, theater and movies. She and Doug attended many jazz festivals each year and spent summer vacations at Lake Almanor with family and friends where she water skied, swam and the sun on her face reflected her joyful personality. She met many neighbors and community members in her work as a dental assistant and at the front desk in other medical offices. She was deeply connected to the doctors and their patients and loved her community and the stability provided by living her life in it.
Sandy had a caring, gentle heart, spontaneous humor, strong faith and often told friends "I've had a wonderful life." She brought joy to her many friends who knew that she was fiercely loyal to those she loved. She showed her love through practical, uncomplicated and high energy action in service to others. Sandy was a member of Lafayette-Orinda Presbyterian Church where she served as a deacon. She loved reading and the book clubs to which she belonged, and her love of words extended to the game of Scrabble in which she was an accomplished competitor.
The family is thankful for the doctors, nurses and support staff at John Muir Medical Center and for the love and care they provided for Sandy. She is survived by Doug, her husband of 52 years, their daughter Debra, son-in-law Terry and grandson Isaac.
Donations in Sandy's memory may be made to one of her favorite charities, Meals on Wheels Diablo Region, or to the charity of your choice. Sandy's wishes were to not have a formal service, but we look forward to a future that allows friends and family to gather. We know that her joyful spirit will be present in those moments.

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