August 29,1939 - April 19th, 2011 Sandra Martinez, age 71, of Thousand Oaks, passed away on Tuesday, April 19, 2011, after a very brief illness. She was born on August 29, 1939, in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Sandy graduated from Chino High School. She married James G. Martinez on July 16, 1960, and lived in Thousand Oaks, CA, since 1976. Sandy worked in the Conejo Valley Unified School District for 25 years as an Instructional Assistant. Her contribution to education was a priceless and a treasured gift. Sandra was preceded in death by her husband, James Martinez, and her eldest son, Gary. Sandra is survived by her three children, Jeffrey of Moorpark, Karen and her husband, John Schenk of Santa Cruz, CA, Cynthia and her husband, Les Mandic, of Moorpark; seven grandchildren, Danielle and Cassie Martinez, Samuel and Brant Schenk, Lucas, Michael and Mitchel Mandic. A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, April 29th at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Thousand Oaks at 3:00 P.M. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made out to Sandy Martinez (c/o Cindy Mandic) 784 Rutgers Court, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360. Portions of donations will be sent to Buena Vista Hospice and School Tutoring.
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Published in Inland Valley Daily Bulletin on Apr. 28, 2011