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DeYoung Memorial Chapel

601 N California St, Stockton, CA

OBITUARY

Sandra Johansen

June 24, 1944August 3, 2019
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Sandra Jean Johansen passed away at the age of 75 on August 3, 2019 surrounded by her family. Sandra is survived by her loving husband of 49 years Dennis Johansen, daughter Andrea Logan (Dan Logan), sons Sean and Kevin Johansen, grandchildren Ashley Logan, Jace Logan, Conner Johansen, Tayler Logan, Kyle Johansen, and Savannah Logan, sisters Marilyn Vargem (Johnny-passed away) and Margaret Freeman (Gary Freeman), and her beloved pets Scruffy and Kitty. Sandra was born on June 24, 1944 in Stockton, CA. She attended local Stockton schools and graduated from Stagg High School. After graduating, Sandra attended Beauty College to become a hairdresser. In 1970, she married the love of her life Dennis and soon began their own family. She worked at Galls clothing store for a few years. Sandra successfully went back to school at Delta College to get her A.A in Business Administration. After earning her degree, she worked at the Stockton Record as an Accounting Clerk for 13 years. During Sandra’s life, she and her husband Dennis were passionate with helping troubled teens who needed encouragement and positive guidance in the support group they ran together. In her free time, she would enjoy a day out shopping, having family BBQ gatherings, putting together puzzles, and reading. Sandra looked forward each year to Christmas and putting up all her décor but one thing Sandra LOVED was taking trips to Disneyland with her daughter and grandchildren, which she did quite frequently. Sandy was truly an amazing mother, grandmother and friend. She had an incredible sense of humor and was guaranteed to always make you laugh. Sandy will be deeply missed by her beloved family members who loved and cherished her very much. DeYoung Memorial Chapel is honored to serve the Johansen family. A Rosary will be held at DeYoung Memorial Chapel, Stockton on Tuesday, August 13, 2019 at 6pm. A Mass will be held at St. Bernadette’s Catholic Church, Stockton on Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at 1pm. The family would like to give a huge thank you to all of the amazing nurses at St. Joseph’s Oncology and CICU for always being so kind and caring and going above and beyond to care for Sandra.

  • PALLBEARERS

  • Jace Logan , Pallbearer
  • Dan Logan , Pallbearer
  • Sean Johansen , Pallbearer
  • Kevin Johansen , Pallbearer
  • Conner Johansen , Pallbearer
  • Kyle Johansen , Pallbearer
  • Justin Raymond , Pallbearer

Services

  • Rosary Tuesday, August 13, 2019
  • Church Service Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Memories

Sandra Johansen

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Margaret "Maggie" Freeman

August 18, 2019

They say your longest relationships are with your siblings. This holds true for me. I had my sister, Sandy, for 70 years, my mother for 68 and still with my childhood sweetheart Gary, going strong for 55 years.

Sandy was 5 years my senior so when I was young, I was just the pain she and my other sister, Marilyn had to put up with on occasions. My parents would allow bands to practice at our house so I would watch my sisters dance and that is how I learned to love music and dancing. I remember the time, they snuck my dad's Chevy station wagon out of the driveway late one evening to "cruise the avenue" and they made me lay down in the backseat so boys would not see they were stuck with their kid sister. And getting 25 cents worth of gas. Everyone looking through their pockets to find change. They never got caught.

I remember her patience in teaching me how to drive. Then she actually allowed me to drive her red and white Chevy Impala convertible when she didn't need it. That was too cool. Not to many sisters would loan her car out. And not too many would take their kid sister skiing and pay for all the costs including lessons. We had some great times.

An early memory I have of Sandy is her talking to one of our many popular trees in the backyard. She singled "Jim" out for many conversations. She got teased a lot for that behavior. Another is of her climbing out our shared bedroom window when a guy showed up to take her out. She didn't have the nerve to tell him in person she changed her mind. We were stuck with the job.

Sandy was shy with people she did not know but once you got to know her, she was a riot. She had a great sense of humor, like our mom, Mary Helen.

Sandy will always be in my heart and I shall love and miss her until the day I die.





Brandie Patton

August 13, 2019

Sandy was one of the nicest people I have ever met. She will forever be in my heart and my prayers. I have nothing but fond memories of her and want to say thank you for everything you have done for me and my children. You are greatly loved by everyone and will be missed dearly.

Love always
Brandie, Alana, Erika and Hunter

Marsha Pharo

August 12, 2019

Sandy's kindness was contagious....from the moment we met she always made us feel like family.

Hold on to all her memories and know that she is always with you.

Love,
Dan & Marsha

Marla Podesta

August 9, 2019

Sandy always brightened any room and could make you laugh no matter the situation or circumstances... holidays will never be the same. I will miss her and do miss her so much... the best person I’ve ever known! 💔💕🙏

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