Friday, January 23, 2009

Marlene 1/23/2009

It is with much sadness that I inform you that Marlene passed away this morning around 11 a.m.

Please keep her and her family in your thoughts and prayers.

30 comments:

Stina said...

Oh No...and I who thought she was going for the better...this makes me very sad to hear...
Will have her family and friends in my thoughts...

Gizmo said...

OH NO!
Please pass along my sincere condolenses to her family.
As you already know, the world has lost a great woman, friend and quilter.

Holly said...

xoxoxoxo

Doodlebug Gail said...

Hugs for you Deb. I am so sad.

Gail L. (Toronto, Canada)

Rebecca said...

I'm so sorry to see this. I have been so touched to see the response you've gotten.

RIP, Marlene.

Jeanne-WA said...

We will remember the laughter, the fun and the ever ready smile of Marlene.

I love you,

Jeanne

Quilt Hollow said...

Deb, I'm so sorry that you have lost a near and dear friend. I will miss her though only having known her through blogging..... I still have in my inbox and highlighted so I don't erase her generous offering of how she was appliquing her Piece & Plenty BOM dated last January. I always loved to check in with her to see how she was coming along with that. It was my pleasure to make a block for her quilt. Please let her family know that she touched so many that she never met. She was a sweetheart and I will miss her. May Marlene rest in peace....she is truly home now.

PamKittyMorning said...

I'm so sad to hear this news. xo

Linda said...

Very sorry for your loss!
Thank you for sharing her with us! Thank you for your friendship with her and allowing us to be a part of your memories and friendship with her!
((((big hugs!!)))
Linda

Lorraine said...

Deb...I can't believe it...even knowing how ill Marlene was it is such a shock...my thoughts are with her family and many friends all over the world....I will miss her humour and generous nature....I will just miss her. I can't possibly imagine how you must be feeling now....take care and may your memories of Marlene be of comfort to you at this time....

Laurie said...

OH NO...this is such sad news. I prayed that Marlene would find peace and I'm sure she has. Prayers continue...

Darlene said...

Oh my God - NO! I am stunned beyond belief and filled with such incredible sadness. I will keep her and her family in my thoughts! Deb, you've been a true friend to keep us all informed.

Yvonne said...

I'm so sorry and so sad.....thoughts and prayers for family and friends.

Lisamariesmom said...

This is so sad. I'm just beyond words.She is in my heart.

Cara said...

Oh I am so sorry! Mar was a wonderful and talented person who welcomed me into blogland and inspired me! I am sorry I only just found you through Quilt Hollow's posting please let her family know I am keeping them in my thoughts and prayers and know that Mar will be missed greatly. I am sorry too for the loss of your dear friend. Hugs to you and your friends.
Cara

Erin said...

I am so sorry Deb...the family and you are in my thoughts and prayers...

Red Geranium Cottage said...

OH NOOOOOO I am soooo sad about this. I have thought about her each and everyday since finding out that she was ill. Please tell the family that all of us are with them in thought and prayer. And you too, we appreciate you keeping us all updated along the way.
Hugs

tracey said...

(((hugs)))

i'm still at a loss as to what to say.

tracey

The Quilt Buddy said...

Life is ironic because just yesterday I thinking about Mar! I was wondering how she was doing and rembering how she was the first person to comment on my blog! She was so sweet and encouraging and I admired her work.

The Quilt Buddy said...

Even though we never "met", I feel like a part of me is lost!

I am so sorry that I did not know about the quilt blocks for Mar because I would have loved to make one for her! You did a great thing to honor your friend.

You and Mar's family will be in my thoughts and prayers!

Howdy said...

I will keep her family in my prayers... and you and her many quilty friends. I know she is going to be missed.
Always, Cheryl

Linda said...

Such sad news, our prayers were answered, just not the way we would have chosen. Thoughts and prayers for the family and for you Deb. Thank you so much for showing such courage and strength during such a hard walk in your friendship with Mar. I will always have such fond memories of her.

Simply This and That said...

She will be so missed. Thank you for keeping us all informed. ooxx`jodi

SkiPill said...

Can everyone feel the hug that Marlene is sending us from Heaven?
We will miss her immensely.

Chookyblue...... said...

Oh Deb thinking of you at this moment having to share such sad news about your "real" wonderful friend Mar......she was a special lady in blogland and loved by those she touched through the net.......
please tell her family she is missed by a wide community and our thoughts are with them at this sad time..........

Butterfly said...

Lost for words.....
This is so sad!! It's a grat loss to lose a friend - I feel for you.


RIP, Marlene

Suzie said...

I am so sorry to hear that...I noticed that she had not posted anymore since September last year. Her last post was about the presents I sent her from our Swap. My condolenses to her family, they are in my prayers. Dear Marlene, rest in peace...

zizzybob said...

I am at a loss for words. I am so sorry.

Andrea said...

Such a terrible shame - very sad news.

Nan said...

I am so very sorry to hear this. Mar was a wonderful lady, and someone who will be greatly missed. I have prayed and thought about her every day since I heard she was ill. Thank you so much for the updates. My thoughts and prayers are with you and her other close friends and family.