Marsha Moritz, loving wife, adoring mother, faithful friend, long-time Boulder community volunteer and an unrelenting advocate for those in need in our community, passed on peacefully and surrounded by love from her family at home from breast cancer on September 23, 2010.

Marsha’s perpetual optimistic spirit was contagious and a source of strength and encouragement to all who came in contact with her. In recognition of her tireless volunteer efforts to our community, Marsha was honored as a Boulder Pacesetter in February 2010. Her category was “Quality of Life,” most appropriate. It was said at that ceremony that “Marsha chose to take the extra step, and take the extra time to reach out and help people.”
 
Marsha’s contributions to local non-profits included Safe House, The Childrens Museum, and most recently, the BVSD School Lunch Program and PEN, The Parent Engagement Network. PEN’s mission, as was Marsha’s, is to focus on providing school age parents with information, assistance and resources regarding the health and wellness of their children.

Linda Marsha Moritz was born December 21, 1949. She graduated from George Washington University in 1972. In 1977, she and John married and have lived in Boulder since then.

She is survived by her husband, John, her two favortite boys, Nicholas and Zachary, her parents, Jean and Tuck Huey, her brothers, Mark and Doug, daughter-in-law, Gloria Pohl Moritz, and granddaughter, Xenia, nieces Danielle, Marielle, McCall, Dylan, Jane, Maggie and nephew John.

One of Marsha’s last wishes for all her family and friends is summed up as follows: “In the end people will not remember what you said or even what you did, but how you made them feel.” Marsha had a way and an attitude that made everyone feel included and comfortable, Those blessed with her friendship or acquaintance will miss her radiant smile and the tender mercies of her heart!

A memorial service will be held at 1:00 pm on September 29th at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 1419 Pine Street, Boulder. All remembrances should be addressed to The Parent Engagement Network, c/o Impact on Education, 75 Manhattan Circle, Boulder, CO, 80301.