Marla Jean Lund

Marla Jean Lund

Lund, Marla Jean October 14, 1932 - June 1, 2019 Marla Jean Lund of San Clemente, California, passed away at her home, surrounded by her family, after a brave battle with Alzheimer's disease. Marla was born in Ortonville, Minnesota. She was the daughter of the late Lester and Almira Peterson. She is survived by husband Don Lund, children Caryn Petrie (Brad), Carrie Raub (Michael), Scott Lund (Terri), Mary Jo Lund (Sue) and John Lund, five grandchildren, and brothers, Jerry (Bob), and Charles (Toni) Peterson. Her brother Duane (Eileen) predeceased her. Marla spent her early years in South Haven, Minnesota, where her parents owned a cafe. In 1944, the family moved to Fargo, North Dakota. Marla attended Fargo High School, graduating in 1950. She then went on to Concordia College, graduating in 1954 and distinguishing herself as the school's first woman to graduate in Physical Education. She met her husband, Don, at Concordia College during Freshman Orientation. After graduation, Don and Marla married in 1955, and recently celebrated their 64th Wedding Anniversary. In 1966, after living in Houston and San Diego, Marla and Don moved to San Clemente. San Clemente became home for the next 53 years. Marla loved her community and couldn't imagine a better place to live and raise a family. She taught High School P.E. and history at San Clemente high, and coached tennis. During her tenure as the woman's tennis coach, the team won the school's first CIF Championship. Marla encouraged the girls to play as many sports as they could, believing that sports engendered personal growth and character. She wanted to ensure that the opportunities afforded through Title IX, opportunities that were not available to Marla, would be available to the next generation. Former students often stopped and thanked her for her interest and encouragement in them as students; Marla retired as a full time teacher in 1986. Marla loved playing all sports, especially tennis and running. Her last race was the Carlsbad Marathon at age 65. She continued playing team tennis into her seventies. As an avid walker, she was often seen along the beaches of San Clemente and the walkways of Dana Point Harbor. Marla's love of sports also included watching and celebrating the success of San Clemente HS, the Lakers, Rams and Angels. And of course, rooting on her family in their activities. Upon retirement Marla and Don enjoyed traveling together. She was a member of Our Saviors Lutheran Church in San Clemente. She became a decorated Area Governor for the Toastmaster Association. She was President of the San Clemente Hospital Guild, raising money for community health projects. Marla was a Docent at the Casa Romantica, and she was a member of the Assistance League, which supported Laura's House in their mission to aid battered women. She loved to cook and entertain for her friends. Marla gladly welcomed everyone to her home, including hosting exchange students. Nothing made Marla happier than being with her family. Her Grandchildren were the light of her life. Marla's grace, style and smile lit up the room. She kept her head up and smiled until the end. We will always remember her courage and grace with and without Alzheimer's. We will miss her and remember her with joy and love. A memorial Service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on August 3, 2019 at Our Savior's Church, 200 Avenida San Pablo, San Clemente, California 92672. In lieu of flowers a donation can be made to the Alzheimer's Association Orange County, 2515 McCabe Way, Suite 200, Irvine, CA 92672 in Memory of Marla Lund.
October 14, 1932 - June 1, 201910/14/193206/01/2019
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Lund, Marla JeanOctober 14, 1932 - June 1, 2019Marla Jean Lund of San Clemente, California, passed away at her home,surrounded by her family, after a brave battle with Alzheimer's disease.Marla was born in Ortonville, Minnesota. She was the daughter of the lateLester and Almira Peterson. She is survived by husband Don Lund, childrenCaryn Petrie (Brad), Carrie Raub (Michael), Scott Lund (Terri), Mary JoLund (Sue) and John Lund, five grandchildren, and brothers, Jerry (Bob),and Charles (Toni)...

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