Marcia Joann Nussbaum


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Marcia Joann Nussbaum

On December 13th 2021,  Marcia  Joann Nussbaum passed away at the Evergreen Hospice Care Center. Marcia was72 years old.

Born April 22, 1949 to Hans and Gertie Nussbaum in Seattle WA, Marcia attended McGilvery elementary, Meany junior high and graduated from Garfield high school. From there Marcia went to U of W earning her teaching degree. Marcia began teaching for the Seattle school district. She taught physical Ed until her retirement in 2015.

Marcia was always an active enthusiast. She started as a volunteer for the National Ski Patrol  at the summit of Snoqualmie while in high school.  She has worked for the ski hill for 57 years. Marcia also worked for the Seattle Parks department as a lifeguard and swim instructor.

At the time of her death she was still employed  by both if these jobs. Marcia loved these jobs and the people she worked with. These people were more than friends they became family and a great support group.

Marcia taught decades of children to enjoy the outdoors and physical activity.

Marcia is survived by her brother Brian (Terri) of (Black Diamond);  nephew Russell (Cady) (Spanaway); 6 great niece and nephews, cousins Barry Nussbaum (Virginia),Tom Nussbaum (Mexico), and Dorie Nussbaum (Seattle).

Donations may be made to Seattle Humane Society, Frankel school at Herzl-Nar Tamid Bellevue,WA. and National Ski Patrol.

9 Responses to “Marcia Joann Nussbaum”

  • Tom Nussbaum says:

    Marcia positively impacted countless people, especially children, for decades. Her contributions to the world did not go unnoticed. She leaves a void and will be missed by many. RIP, my cousin.

  • ErinB says:

    Don’t worry Nussie, we are staying on top of the towels!

  • Mary Rowe says:

    Marcia made water aerobics great fun. I will miss her eye rolls and sense of humor.

  • Don Gregory says:

    Marcia was a great friend to all those she worked with. Whether teaching, riding her bike, working on Ski-Patrol or lifeguarding at a pool or a Seattle Beach. Marcia was my friend for 55 years – she will be remembered by many and missed by all who knew her. RIP Marcia 😔

  • Susan Anstine says:

    A great neighbor; a better friend. Marcia was always there for us and 41st Ave E will sorely miss her!

  • Courtney C says:

    Thank you Marcia for keeping me on my toes whenever we worked together. We always had great conversations and you made me laugh! I’ll keep working hard to BE busy in all I do…maybe even throw a few towels in from time to time. 😉 Miss you.

  • Toni Rivas says:

    Marcia, was great example of a genuine guide & friend. Since we meet in 1996, I always thought amazing woman. Very inspiring woman. Her accomplishments w kids, her ski group and her students. Wow. Gave me better look on life. I always looked forward to time w her. I started missing as soon not see her. I will miss her way of calm.

  • Roger Robertson says:

    Marcia you were a strength in our community. Always kind, honest and funny. The opportunities I had to work with you were great. Thank you for your amazing presence. We’ll keep you in our hearts and thoughts.

  • Bill Bottenberg says:

    Happy Birthday Marcia! I truly missed exchanging birthday wishes this month. It was something I always look forward to. You are greatly missed by the Bottenberg Family.

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