Marlene Mallicoat

San Francisco, California

1944 - 2015


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Marlene June Mallicoat


Software designer and facilitator of imaginative projects, Marlene Mallicoat died on May 22, 2015, after a long illness. She is remembered for her brilliance, sweetness and elegance.She is survived by her husband Theodor Holm Nelson, two loving brothers,...

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Dear Ted, so sorry to read about Marlene's passing, even though I am late to the wake. I'm just a fan and have read most of your stuff and, though you are nuts, you are a courageous, oblique, and sometimes dazzling thinker. I am sad for you but there is always a possiplex future built on memories. Love.

I offer you my deepest condolences. I lost my wife of 34 years in 2010. When I heard of your loss I was instantly overwhelmed by painful memories and empathize with you totally. Memories emblazoned in my wetware and gratitude for the time we shared were my saving graces. May they be the same for you.

I remember well how happy Marlene and Ted made each other. I will miss her verve.

P.S.: I used to be Greta Bickford, rab's wife.

I met Marlene at a computer conference in 2013 where she shared memories of her travels in France with me. Thank you Marlene.

It was my privilege to room with Marlene and Terry Smith Strand in Palo Alto (1965-66). I learned of Marlene's death when I read about it last night in the Key (Kappa magazine). I was a Kappa at Oregon State University. Marlene was wonderful in every way: brilliant, unassuming, kind, and full of fun. I'm shocked and stunned to learn of her death at this late date. I'm not surprised to learn that she had a fulfilling career. She was a wonderful human being and I'm sad to think of a...

Marlene was a wonderful, intelligent and engaged person whom we miss.

Very sorry for your loss. She seems such a wonderful person. You are one of my contrarian heroes. Best wishes

Ted, Marlene was a wonderful, gentle, and considerate soul; we who knew her at all were blessed.

Dear Ted,

I am very sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts.