Marjorie Minear Sandau
1921 - 2020
In loving memory, we are saddened to announce the passing of Marjorie Minear Sandau on December 15, 2020. A life so beautifully lived for 99 years deserves to be beautifully remembered.
Born December 18, 1921 to Pearl and Manda (Morrow) Martz in Glendale, Missouri she grew up on the family farm with brother Dow Martz and sister Edi Azevedo.
In August 1938 Marge married Howard Minear and they raised three children. Howard passed away in 1958. Ten years later she married Ben Sandau, who passed away in 1992. She enjoyed teaching school in Missouri, Nevada and California. She taught 1st and 2nd grade in the Bishop school in the late 1950's. Marge and Ben dealt in antiques and treasures in Dayton, Nevada. Later retirement found her in California, Colorado and Arizona.
Marge still lived in her own home in Beaver Dam, Arizona, keeping busy with gardening, cooking and sewing. She was a proliferate reader and world traveler, visiting such exotic places as Machu Pichu, cruising the Amazon and Nile rivers, riding a camel at the Great Pyramid.
Marge had a large extended family, all of whom she loved and was very proud of including mother to Ronnie Minear, Gloria (Jim) Briggs and Constance June Miller. Ronnie passed away in 1989. With Ben she shared children Joyce, Jerry, Larry, Daryl and Lyle Sandau.
Granny to Marjie (Joe) Stevens, Clayton (Joan) Briggs, Jeff (April) Miller and Nate (Carrie) Miller; great-grandchildren Tom, JD and Dan Briggs; great-great-grandchildren Peyton, Colt and Cooper Briggs; Serenity, Chevelle and Arabella Briggs; Ellie and Danny Briggs.
Nieces and nephews include Martin, Marc, Margie and Merry; Loretta, Susan, Gayla and Nancy.
The past year had its challenges with health issues, but her mind stayed strong. Marge was laid to rest at the East Line Street Cemetery in Bishop, CA.
A memorial service is scheduled for October 2nd at 10:30 a.m. at the East Line Street Cemetery and is open to anyone remembers Marge and would like to attend.
Published by Inyo Register on Sep. 25, 2021.
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