Mimi Kalland

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  • "Mimi was a delightful and dear person. She will be missed."
    - Mark Reents
  • "Rest well Mimi, tomorrow will be here soon enough. Pearce..."
    - Byron Pearce
  • "Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this..."
    - John and Ann Millea
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Mimi Kalland, 87, of Los Osos died August 5, 2018. Mimi was born in Paris, France and raised in Los Angeles, California. She attended John Marshall High School, U.C. Berkeley, and U.C.L.A. Mimi had a long and distinguished teaching career, first as a secondary school teacher and then as a professor of education at Cal State Dominguez Hills where she also served as Chair of the Department of Education and Associate Dean of the School of Education. She found her life companion when she married Gene Kalland in 1982. Together they read the morning papers, discussed politics, hosted and visited friends and family, traveled the world, bragged about their kids and grandkids, and had a martini each evening overlooking Morro Bay. Mimi was a rapacious reader, an accomplished cook, and a skilled conversationalist. She was opinionated without being abrasive. Mimi was also a devoted community volunteer and natural leader. She mentored foster children in the Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) program for over ten years, served on the San Luis Obispo County Grand Jury, and helped found Celebrate Los Osos, a non- profit organization dedicated to improving public spaces in the community. In 2010, she was named Los Osos- Baywood Park Citizen-of- the-Year. She is survived by her husband, Gene; her brother, Daniel; her sons, Matt and Chris and their spouses Jodi and Susan; her step-daughters, Tamra and Diane and their spouses Byron and Randy; her grandchildren: Kathryn, Johanna and Teddy; and her step-grandchildren, Ashley and Christian. She is also survived by Carla, her CASA daughter. She was preceded in death by her brother, Robert. Donations can be made to CASA for Children at casaforchildren.salsalabs.org/donate
Published in San Luis Obispo County Tribune on Aug. 11, 2018
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