Evangelyn Johanson Sandeen, 86
Evangelyn (Vange) Johanson Sandeen died peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family on August 21, 2020 following a long courageous fight with cancer. Vange was born on March 12, 1934 in Minneapolis MN to C. Philip Johanson and Vivian Nordell Johanson. She attended Wheaton College, Illinois (BS Nursing ’52), UConn (MSW Social Work ’79) and Westchester Institute (Post Graduate - Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy ’85). Vange was a loving committed energetic wife, mother, grandmother, nurse, social worker, and psychotherapist. Vange loved inter-personal communication, group gatherings, church, women’s studies, music, art, world travel, arranging flowers, knitting, swimming, skiing and tennis. Vange loved education and organized and ran a Women’s Group in Wilton CT for over 10 years. Vange was a member of the American Association of University Women, National Association of Social Workers, American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy, Great Waters Music Festival and Wolfeboro Garden Club.
In 1986, she fulfilled her life-long dream of building a house on Lake Winnipesaukee. From 1996 on, Vange and John have lived year-round in Wolfeboro. Vange continued her private psychotherapy practice in Wolfeboro until retiring in 2008. Vange loved cooking and entertaining many guests. She played piano and flute and loved musical concerts, especially those of the Heifetz International Music Institute.
“I have fought the good fight, I have finished my race, I have kept the faith.”
She is survived by her husband of 64 years, John Sandeen; her children, Mark and his wife Lisa of Lexington MA, Julie Sandeen of Ashford CT and Janice Sandeen of Taos NM; her sister Lynn Johnson of Bayport MN; and five grandchildren Andrew Bennett, Noah Bennett, Zachary Bennett, Samuel Sandeen and Arianna Sandeen.
A celebration of Vange’s life will be held at a later time. Please share your condolences, messages, memories and stories at www.LordFuneralHome.com.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to Heifetz International Music Institute PO Box 2447 Staunton VA 24402 or to Life Ministries Food Pantry PO Box 476 Wolfeboro Falls NH 03896.
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