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Sandra Lukehart

Sandra Lukehart passed away on Saturday evening, 9 December 2017. She was born in St. Paul, Minnesota on 21 June 1944, the daughter of Joseph and Ruth Manetsch.

Sandy, as she was called by all who knew and loved her, was a nurse. She was a graduate of the Glenwood Hills Hospital Nursing School (Minneapolis) in 1964. Sandy worked at Woodruff Community Hospital, the Harriman Jones Clinic and the student medical center at Long Beach State University.

Sandy moved to Long Beach with her husband Gordon in 1973. Gordon, until his retirement, was employed by North American Aviation/Rockwell International.

Sandy was a physically active young lady. When her three children were young, she played volleyball and softball in various Long Beach and Lakewood city parks. At age 31 she took up soccer, playing in both Long Beach and Orange County women's leagues. She finally hung up her soccer cleats, playing in a women's soccer tournament, at age 56. She often ran 5k and 10k races with her soccer teammates.

Sandy is survived by her husband, Gordon; three children, Gordon III, Joseph and Amy Lukehart; eight grandchildren, Kelly Davila, Brendan Lukehart, Danny Lukehart, Kevin Lukehart, Claire Lukehart, Madeline Lukehart, Owen Bizzaro, and Kieran Bizzaro; two daughter-in-laws, Catherine Lukehart and Rachel Lukehart; and one great grandson, Declan Lukehart. All reside in Southern California.

A Rosary will be recited at St. Cornelius Church, Long Beach, Friday, 15 December at 7:00 pm. It will be preceded by a viewing at 6:00 pm. A funeral service will be conducted at St. Cornelius Church on Saturday, 16 December at 12:00 noon. All of her friends are invited to attend both events.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Michael J. Fox Parkinson's Disease Organization. Sandy was diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease 12 years ago. Please sign the guest book at www.presstelegram.com/obits.
Published in the Long Beach Press-Telegram on Dec. 15, 2017
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