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Information about Marcia
noisyzen




msg:4686067
 4:36 pm on Jul 8, 2014 (gmt 0)

Hi all,

It is with a heavy heart that I let you all know that my mom, Marcia, who at one time was an Administrator here at WebmasterWorld, passed away yesterday, Monday, July 7, 2014, in her home, sometime between 1am PST and 10am PST.

My mom suffered from COPD and emphysema and had been struggling for the past several years. In the last years of her life, she was unable to make it to her computer. (And, would vehemently argue with me anytime I tried to buy her a laptop!)

Throughout the years, she spoke fondly of many folks here at WebmasterWorld. I know she dedicated a lot of time and energy to the forums and had a passion for Search Engine Optimization and reading Google patents.

Being that once upon a time, she had a substantial presence here, I thought it the right thing to do to make this post.

I am flying from Austin to Los Angeles this afternoon to handle her affairs.

Thank you all for the brightness, laughter, and conversation you brought into my mom's life.

Samantha

[edited by: noisyzen at 4:44 pm (utc) on Jul 8, 2014]

 

Drastic




msg:4686363
 2:18 pm on Jul 9, 2014 (gmt 0)

Wow, sorry to hear of this.

Marcia was def. a WebmasterWorld icon.

jimbeetle




msg:4686375
 2:58 pm on Jul 9, 2014 (gmt 0)

Marcia was a presence here on WebmasterWorld, but more so when I first met her at ?Boston? Pubcon and then worked with her as mods over at SEW. She always had extremely good advice and guidance that helped quite often in my search marketing career. I will remember her fondly.

topr8




msg:4686378
 3:03 pm on Jul 9, 2014 (gmt 0)

my goodness, sorry for your loss ... i remember her very well from my early days here, she was always worth reading!

ergophobe




msg:4686380
 3:05 pm on Jul 9, 2014 (gmt 0)

So sad. I knew she was not active here lately, but people come and go and you just assume they're busy. She was a great and wise contributor. My condolences.

jatar_k




msg:4686415
 4:31 pm on Jul 9, 2014 (gmt 0)

very sad, Marcia was great, my condolences

sem4u




msg:4686422
 4:44 pm on Jul 9, 2014 (gmt 0)

Sorry to hear about your loss Samantha. Marcia was a great administrator and a very active member of these forums.

mack




msg:4686430
 5:07 pm on Jul 9, 2014 (gmt 0)

I'm so sorry for your loss Samantha. I remember Marcia well from my early days on this site. She was one of the people you could look up to, and knew so much.

Mack.

fathom




msg:4686440
 5:35 pm on Jul 9, 2014 (gmt 0)

A great debater, moderator and administrator.

Hopefully Tedster and Marcia can start a discussion group on the farside.

feeder




msg:4686472
 8:13 pm on Jul 9, 2014 (gmt 0)

Very sad to hear. She was a great help to me, and obviously many others.

-PeterD

bhartzer




msg:4686481
 10:13 pm on Jul 9, 2014 (gmt 0)

So sorry to hear this news, she'll be truly missed. Definitely was a great asset to WebmasterWorld.

creative craig




msg:4686482
 10:16 pm on Jul 9, 2014 (gmt 0)

Very sad news, I never knew her that well but when ever she posted I always took note - she really knew her stuff!

ogletree




msg:4686548
 5:09 am on Jul 10, 2014 (gmt 0)

I am sorry to hear this. She was a great person. I was just looking back on some old threads remembering things she said. She had a pretty funny comment on the thread where I announced I was getting married 10 years ago.

zeus




msg:4686567
 8:30 am on Jul 10, 2014 (gmt 0)

Im so sorry to hear this, I wish you and you family all the strength that it need to go on in your life's. I did have some good conversations with her, she will be missed.

roscoepico




msg:4686644
 3:05 pm on Jul 10, 2014 (gmt 0)

Aw, this is sad to read. Marcia joined up several months after I did in 2000. I remember looking forward to reading her posts and I also recall it took her less than 2 years to hit 3k posts.

You could always count on her to show up in the epic "Google Dance" threads and hold down the fort.

RIP Marcia and thank you for everything that you contributed to here.

Woz




msg:4686820
 1:41 am on Jul 11, 2014 (gmt 0)

Sad news indeed. Many pleasant memories of Marcia, the way she helped those who needed it (Woz puts hand up) and they way she used the stick on those who needed it (Woz puts hand up). Vale Marcia, many thanks for all the selfless help you gave to others.

noisyzen




msg:4686839
 5:27 am on Jul 11, 2014 (gmt 0)

Again, thank you so very much for all the kind words. I was going through some of her stuff today and found printouts of keyword research (go figure), a few printouts of WebmasterWorld forum posts, as well as her badge from Pubcon 2003 in Boston. I remember how excited she was to attend.

adamxcl




msg:4686848
 6:29 am on Jul 11, 2014 (gmt 0)

Sad news indeed. We had some great discussions on here over the years and she was a big big help many times. Marcia made a impact in more ways than anyone will most likely ever know.

drall




msg:4686913
 10:48 am on Jul 11, 2014 (gmt 0)

Very sad to hear this. Marcia helped me with many problems long ago. God bless you and your family.

vik_c




msg:4687013
 6:11 pm on Jul 11, 2014 (gmt 0)

Sorry to learn about your loss. She was very active here. May her soul rest in peace.

n0tSEO




msg:4687015
 6:15 pm on Jul 11, 2014 (gmt 0)

I haven't met her, and I'm sad that I'll never get a chance to. But it's even sadder to know about your loss. :( My most heartfelt condolences, Samantha.

Furqan




msg:4687129
 6:01 am on Jul 12, 2014 (gmt 0)

Very sad to hear this and sorry She was a great person, she'll be truly missed and its not only your loss but also lost of web master world. May her soul rest in peace.

JohnRoy




msg:4687298
 4:40 am on Jul 13, 2014 (gmt 0)

While looking up her portfolio, it seems her last words on WebmasterWorld were: 'Nuff said. [webmasterworld.com]
http://www.webmasterworld.com/foo/4411044.htm#msg4414355
rogerd




msg:4688193
 3:38 pm on Jul 16, 2014 (gmt 0)

Latecomer to this thread due to a lengthy trip. Samantha, condolences on your loss. I had the pleasure of meeting Marcia at Pubcon Boston, which may have been her only in-person appearance. I was fairly new to the community, and she was very welcoming.

noisyzen




msg:4688204
 4:45 pm on Jul 16, 2014 (gmt 0)

Thank you so very much. Yes, Pubcon Boston was her only in-person appearance. I'm so glad all of you have such kind words to say.

I just arrived back in Austin yesterday. While going through my mom's belongings in California, I found several file boxes filled with her SEO research, including printouts of WebmasterWorld forum threads; many of which had little margin notes or sections highlighted.

It truly makes my heart happy to see that she had such an impact on so many of you.

Samantha

smallcompany




msg:4688208
 4:58 pm on Jul 16, 2014 (gmt 0)

Very sorry to hear this.

I remember Marcia's name as one of those that sounded strong to me when I started at WW, and also as I was maturing by reading through numerous posts of my interest. I believe I had replies from her in some instances as well.

My sincere sympathy.

coopster




msg:4688474
 4:10 pm on Jul 17, 2014 (gmt 0)

Samantha, I also want to offer my deepest sympathies to you and your family. I am sorry to hear this news. Indeed, the messages listed here are a testimony to the great extent of her compassion for people. I am a first hand witness of that (online) as she mentored me in my early days along with jatar_k in forum moderation and administration. Top notch woman. My condolences.

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