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Marcia Frisbee DeVoe
August 12, 1917 ~ October 27, 2008

CARMEL – Marcia, 91, crossed over the "Rainbow Bridge" on October 27, 2008 to be with her loving parents, her many friends, and all her beloved Australian shepherds. A life-long resident of the Monterey Peninsula, she was born in Pacific Grove, raised in Monterey, and spent the rest of her life in Carmel. She was a devoted teacher for 40 years and she maintained friendships with many of the almost 2,000 students she taught. She was a teacher in Monterey, at Carmel's very own Sunset School, and at River School from the day it opened in 1953 until her retirement in 1975. For many who knew her, she continued to teach into her 90's what she had learned about the world.
   She was an avid world traveler who chronicled her trips and shared her passion of other cultures through her amazing photographs. She traveled in bi-planes, on ships, on trains, in cars, and by horseback and camelback to the remote corners on earth.
   She was an energetic member of many organizations including the Eastern Star, the Delta Kappa Gamma Society for 50 years, and a member of the Old Monterey Preservation Society. She was recognized by the State Assembly for her over 10,000 hours of community service and for her eight years of documenting the restoration of the Cooper Molera Complex in Monterey. She presented over 200 slide shows of the project to the public.
   Marcia was preceded in death by her father, Roy Frisbee; her mother, Viola Smith Frisbee; and her husband, Robert DeVoe. A memorial to honor Marcia's incredible life will be held at St. Mary's Episcopal Church in Pacific Grove on Saturday, December 6, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. Marcia was baptized at St. Mary's in 1919. In lieu of flowers, donations to The Old Monterey Preservation Society would be a wonderful tribute to a woman who spent so much time preserving the past for us all. O.M.P.S., 525 Polk Street, Monterey, CA 93940.
Published in The Monterey Herald on Nov. 19, 2008
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