Judith Aileen Mennemeier
Judith Aileen Mennemeier, 77, of Saratoga, CA, passed away on the 15th day of January, 2019.
She was born in Oakland, CA on the 14th of August, 1941.
Judith graduated from Fremont High School, where she played a cello in the orchestra. She also
played the piano. Judith received her B.S. and M.S. degrees in Nursing from U.C. San Francisco.
She was an instructor at Chabot College, in Hayward, and she practiced as an R.N. both as a
surgical nurse, and in Labor and Delivery.
Judith had a career in Management and Organization Development consultation and training for
organizations in the private, and public sector. In her retirement, she became a Patent Paralegal
and the CFO of her own Intellectual Property and Legal Services business with her husband.
Judith was the beloved wife, and dance partner, of Lawrence M. Mennemeier. They were married
in the Hakone Gardens of Saratoga, CA, on the 15th of August, 1992.
Judith was the loving daughter of the late Charles E. and Patricia A. (Cowell) Pottol. She is
survived by her brother and sister-in-law, Steven R. and Pam (Towner) Pottol; her beloved son,
Gregory S. Sanders; her grandchildren, Jonathan Nyberg and Jennifer Sanders; her chosen
daughter, Sandra J. Bryant; her devoted niece, Chante Condit-Pottol; her special nephew, Ty
Condit-Pottol; and her loving nieces and nephews, Julie D. Kahn-Crowder, J. Christine (Pottol)
Jones, Elizabeth (Pottol) Kahn, Wendy Towner, Christine (Towner) Sedillo, Jason Towner and
Judith had a passion for life, for healing, for angels and spirit guides, for spiritualism of all forms,
for astrology, for Buddhism, for tarot, for full moons, for chocolate, for champagne, for color, and
for the lives of people who crossed her path. She loved horses and dogs. She loved travel and
music and culture. She loved to scuba dive in the Red Sea, and in the Oceans of Polynesia and the
Caribbean. She loved to hot tub and to sleep under the stars. She loved to decorate the Christmas
tree and the house, and to make silver fizzes on Christmas morning. She had a Native American
medicine wheel in the back yard. She had a collection of Kachina dolls and drums in the dining
room, sharing the display space with her Tibetan bowls. She listened to Gyuto Monks in the early
morning, John Denver later, Pavarotti, classical or an audio book in the afternoon, and maybe at
night Buffy Sainte-Marie or she watched the Food Network.
We will miss her smile and her wit. Yet she is ever-present. She was a heathen. She was a shaman
— but I repeat myself. She is ever-present and with us still.
An ongoing ‘service’ is being held for you by Judith in the skies, on select days. If you wish to
attend, simply take notice of the rainbow and/or of the messenger hawks, and have a chilled glass
of champagne ready to take part in the celebration of her new life.
Interment will be at Chapel of the Chimes in Oakland, CA, in memory of this spectacular woman.