Beatty, Sandra Born on December 17, 1947 in Stockton, CA., Sandy passed away on October 12, 2009 in the comfort of her home. Surviving her are beloved husband, Brondon, and daughter, Alison, who were at her side as she succumbed to a hard fought battle with ovarian cancer. Raised by parents, Marlene and Pete Fuller, Sandy moved to Southern California as a young woman to complete her studies in Education at UCLA and Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. Sandy and Brondon met in 1977, married in 1981, had Alison in 1983, and moved into their current home in Manhattan Beach in 1984. Sandy was passionate about all things and poured herself into life. Foremost, she was a devoted wife and mother and nothing was more important to her than family. She had a tender and warm heart and the generosity she showed her loved ones knew no bounds. She was also a dedicated educator; a teacher at Peninsula High School for her entire working career of 36 years, focusing on biology for the last 3 decades. She loved life and environmental sciences and sharing the subject with young minds. And she, herself, was an eternal student who loved to learn and who studied the world with the delight of a child…a teacher and a student both. With a keen interest in politics she liked a fiery debate and seldom backed down from her liberal beliefs. She enjoyed traveling and the arts, and every trip included a stop at a museum. A true adventurer. With her spirited and vivacious energy, she will be remembered as a woman who loved to laugh and inspired jokes and smiles in those around her. The Service will be held at South Coast Botanical Gardens on Sunday, October 18, 2009 at 2:00 P.M. Please use this website, to send the family messages, share memories, or to obtain directions to the services.

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  1. I will never forget Sandy Beatty. She believed in me and taught me fundamental life lessons about the world and how to be a tolerant human being. I will always remember driving to dance lessons in her van, staying up late to do school projects, Sandy’s keen pop culture observations like how Jim Carrey was really going somewhere after he made that vampire movie and how O.J. Simpson’s trial was ridiculous because DNA evidence was simply irrefutable (before “DNA” entered the lexicon…) Sandy raised a beautiful daughter who was my closest friend so I thank her for that gift as well. I’m only sorry I never got to know Sandy as a grown woman and to thank her for everything she taught me as a child/to apologize for all of the heartache I caused friends like her when I was such a trouble maker. She will live on in my heart and I send my deepest condolences to all those who knew and loved her like I did.

  2. We will always remember Sandy with a smile.Her beautiful face,her great laugh,dedication to her family,the arts and humanity are everpresent in our minds. Sandy was never judgmental and always rendered an honest opinion. She had conviction and gumption to fight for meaningful causes and to make things better for everyone that touched her life. We have so many wonderful memories like our trips to Catalina,attending dance recitals and group performances. Sandy’s keen mind and love for science was a source of great inspiration for our daughter Sammy.Sandy will be missed, this is a great loss.Sandy left this world a much better place because of who she was.

  3. Sandy was a unique member of the faculty team at Rolling Hills High School and later Palos Verdes Peninsula High School. She made faculty meetings interesting. Her input on key issues was valuable and provided insight for those of us teaching with her over many years. Her contributions to education were valuable. She will be missed. Condolences to her family. Jerry Gaines, Retired Teacher from PVPHS 2002.

  4. Please accept our deepest condolences. Sandy was a true leader,we remember her when Dorothy and Allison were in drama together at Mira Costa.Her energy knew no limits. Much love and respect from Sally and Dorothy Downie

  5. I wanted to let everyone know that Sandra was my first dancer ever! She taught me so much and really ok with me being the only guy in her dance class. She was always supportive and helpful in my new venture into the dance world. SHe would let me use the dance room when ever it was available to move around in to nurture my passion. God bless you Sandra….your smile and light will always be remembered in my heart. xo Michael Rooney

  6. I have searched for many years to find Ms. Fuller (who she was to me in high school). I wanted to thank her. She got me through a very difficult time in my life by introducing me to dance and encouraging me to pursue it. Choreo, her dance group, was the best of high school for me. Thank you Sandy Fuller Beatty.

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