Marcella (Marcy) W. Bergner
August 1, 1929 ~ April 21, 2015
A life well lived. Marcy was an amazing wife, mother, and caring friend. She had a passion for education and devoted her adult working life to teaching in public high schools. Her career started at Brookline High School in Massachusetts over 50 years ago and never ended. Marcy taught chemistry and home economics at Kearny Mesa High School in San Diego and retired in 1985. She moved to Maple Valley in 1986. Retirement did not sit well with Marcy. In 1988 she returned to teaching as a full-time substitute teacher in the Tahoma School District. She was still teaching at the tender age of 85 up until two weeks ago. Outside of work she was an extraordinary knitter, a great cook and an expert at solving crossword puzzles. Marcy is survived by her beloved husband Richard Merrill, two sons Lou and Barry, 6 grandchildren and thousands of family members, friends, colleagues and students whose lives she touched and bettered along the way.
Services are being held at 11:00 AM Saturday 4/25 at Greenwood Memorial Park in Renton. The Marcella Bergner Scholarship Fund is being created in her honor to benefit graduating high school students going to college to become teachers. Tax deductible donations can be made out to Tahoma High School PTA and mailed to PO Box 74, Maple Valley, WA 98038.
Published in The Seattle Times from Apr. 23 to Apr. 24, 2015.