Alma Guadalupe Spring
Oct. 4, 1968-April 29, 2015
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Pleasanton resident Alma Guadalupe Lauwerys Spring was only 46 years old when was taken suddenly from the lives of her loving family and friends on April 29, 2015. She leaves behind her loving husband of 24 years, Landon; her son Shane, daughter Miranda, mother Gloria Cedillo, father Peter Lauwerys, brother Emilio Lauwerys and a vast community of loving friends and students. Her brother, Pierre Lauwerys, preceded her in death.
Alma graduated from McClatchy High School in Sacramento in 1986 and graduated from UC Davis in 1990. It is difficult to describe what the lives of her family and friends will be like without her enormous spirit and beautiful voice reaching out to us. Alma seemed to be infused with boundless energy, capable of being a wife, mother, friend, counselor, activist all at once; her love for all she knew was also boundless. Her kindness and friendliness to every person she met was an inspiration, but when she needed to be fierce, she was doggedly so.
She worked as a Student Services Coordinator at Mount Diablo High School in Concord and was preparing to take the licensure test to become a licensed clinical social worker. Her life's work was to ensure students, especially those in under-served communities and with special needs, could access a great education and go on to meet their fullest potential. She attended nearly every event at Mount Diablo High School and had planned to be at the school's prom, which took place the weekend after her passing.
She was very active in the local community, participating in the following organizations: Pleasanton Spiritual Book Club, Pleasanton Newcomers, Drumming Group, Soroptimist of San Ramon Valley, Association of Social Workers, Association of School Administrators, Lynnewood United Methodist Church Choir, Broadway Chorus, Girl Scouts, Walnut Grove and Harvest Park Middle School PTAs and class parent, Amador Valley Band RA parent group, and Livermore Valley Charter Parents Group.
She continues to live on through the lives of others as she donated her liver, kidneys and heart ? described by doctors as the most perfect and beautiful heart they had ever seen.
Tags: teacher/educator, public service