This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Marcelyn Kropp 54 years old , born on November 11, 1956 and passed away on July 18, 2011. We will remember her forever.
Posted by Jessica Williams on November 11, 2016
Today would have been your 60th. Still think of you, knowing you're not far away. Grateful for all the life lessons we shared which are still with me. LYMF
Posted by Laurie Fagen on July 18, 2015
It's so hard to believe it's been four years since Marcelyn died. I think about her often, especially when sharing her "LYMF" - "Love You My Friend." Fond memories, lots of laughter and wine, and still missed today... xoxox
Posted by Barbara Hopkins on November 11, 2014
Marcelyn, I think about you all the time. Everytime I see Art Decco, you are there. Every time I see someone taking the initiative, I think of you doing the same. We created such great memories from Spa Girls events, you'll always have me laughing. Continue in Peace - from your forever friend Barbaritta
Posted by Jessica Williams on October 12, 2014
Another year has passed and your birthday is coming up - it would have been your 58th. Rest in peace and LYMF always. ~ jes
Posted by Laurie Fagen on July 18, 2013
How can it be that it's been two years? Seems like only a short time ago Jess and Marcelyn were sitting in our living room in Phx on a WICI trip ... not that long ago that we were all doing spa girlz trips ... and just hanging out with Marcelyn in Pasadena. Think of you often, especially during our latest spa girlz trip in Corona with Jess, and and hope you are at peace. LYMF, laurie
Posted by Jessica Williams on July 18, 2013
Was blessed to have coffee with our dear friend Lashawn today and she asked me something about you. This was before I remembered it has been 2 years since you "ascended." Our dear friend Laurie lost her beloved Geoff this past year. Life moves on but somehow you guys are always, always in my heart, with so much gratitude for your friendship all those years. You mattered. You matter.
Posted by Laurie Fagen on July 24, 2012
Can't believe it's been more than a year since our friend Marcelyn passed away ... I think of her often, as I see a spa girlz mug, or the jewelry she made me, and many other times. I remember her great smile, that fun laugh, and her neverending friendship. LYMF...
Posted by Jessica Williams on July 18, 2012
Have been thinking of you. I did it - this past weekend I finished the slideshow I made in your honor. In fact, I ended up making 2 slideshows and I finished a 4-page letter to you that I started last year. I made the DVDs, now I just have to print, package, address and mail them out. Hope it brings great memories to our fellow SpaGirlz!
Posted by Barbara Hopkins on November 14, 2011
Marcelyn - you opened my eyes to so many things - the power of networking, singing, - and organizing (which you knew was a great challenge to me). Thank you for helping shape me in so many positive ways. Your other beloved friends and family share this feeling, as you can see on this web site. Rest forever in peace and satisfaction. luv Barbarita
Posted by Laurie Fagen on November 11, 2011
Looking forward to seeing all Marcelyn's friends and family at the memorial service Saturday ... Happy Birthday, Marcelyn -- hope you're soaring like an eagle, happy and pain fre! Laurie
Posted by Lilia Rodriguez on November 11, 2011
"Marceyln, meeting you at CSUF was one of my best experiences. You were warm, friendly and always supportive and for that I say thank you. I'm thankful for our friendship and look forward to seeing you again, my sister!
Posted by Jessica Williams on November 11, 2011
Today would have been your birthday. Today I am thinking of you and all the love and laughter you brought to my life. You were the big sister I never had. The 25 years (1987-2011) of friendship we shared were amazing. Words could never describe how much you meant to me...to all of us. Sending you love and light today and always. LOVE YOU MY FRIEND - XOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXO
Posted by Patty Chan on August 5, 2011
Marcelyn, thank you for sharing your love, friendship, and laughter. We consider ourselves blessed to have known you. We'll never forget you.
Posted by Diana Mendoza on August 1, 2011
Thank you Marcelyn for being a part of my life. You mentored me at a time when obtaining a college education was only a dream for me. Your guidance as part of the Career Beginnings Program made that dream a reality. I will be forever grateful for the impact you had in my life.
Posted by Becky Olson on July 23, 2011
The color RED will always have me remember Marcelyn. I just can't believe I won't have more time and memories shared with her. My heartfelt prayers to her family.
Posted by Laurie Fagen on July 22, 2011
I'm so saddened to hear of Marcelyn's death, and regret deeply that I was not in closer contact with her these past few months. Anne, Angela and Dianna, she loved you all SOOOO very much, and always talked about you!
I hope she knows how much she was loved. I'll miss her.
Posted by Barbara Hopkins on July 22, 2011
Marcelyn - You will be so very missed. I can hear you singing right now with your glorious red dress. I will set up an art decco tribute to you since you loved that style so much. I'll never forget our Annenberger field trips.  Love and peace forever - Barbaritta
Posted by Angela Rusher on July 21, 2011
It is with a heavy heart I say goodbye + remember my beloved "Auntie M". Her joy of life and contagious laugh was so infectious to be around that it is difficult to imagine I will not hear her voice again. I know she is singing, watching us all, dressed in her favorite color RED
Posted by Anne Marie Baldwin on July 21, 2011
Marcelyn, my "Forever Friend", you have changed my life and it simply won't be the same without you in it! You always called me "Annie" your Angel and now, you are "My Angel". I'll be watching and listening for you because we still have much to talk about! Keep on Dancing!XOXO

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Posted by Jessica Williams on November 11, 2016
Today would have been your 60th. Still think of you, knowing you're not far away. Grateful for all the life lessons we shared which are still with me. LYMF
Posted by Laurie Fagen on July 18, 2015
It's so hard to believe it's been four years since Marcelyn died. I think about her often, especially when sharing her "LYMF" - "Love You My Friend." Fond memories, lots of laughter and wine, and still missed today... xoxox
Posted by Barbara Hopkins on November 11, 2014
Marcelyn, I think about you all the time. Everytime I see Art Decco, you are there. Every time I see someone taking the initiative, I think of you doing the same. We created such great memories from Spa Girls events, you'll always have me laughing. Continue in Peace - from your forever friend Barbaritta
Recent stories

Marcelyn and singing

Shared by Laurie Fagen on July 22, 2011

As a fellow singer, I was thrilled when Marcelyn said she had joined the Elgin Choral Union, and how pleased she was to be a part of it. 

We were so happy to be able to sing together for the wedding of BFF Jessica Chun when she married Glenn Williams a number of years ago -- singing the Hawaiian Wedding Song in honor of Jes' birthplace. It was great fun - and while we didn't have many rehearsals -- they started over the phone from a great distance and went furiously up to the last minute -- we pulled it off and sounded pretty darn good!

I'll be donating to the Elgin Choral Union, and you can donate online at www.elginchoralunion.org or mail donations to:

Elgin Choral Union 
1700 Spartan Drive, 141A 
Elgin, IL 60123

I know you'll keep singing, Marcelyn, wherever you are!!!

xoxox Laurie Napua Fagen, Phoenix, AZ 

From: John & Deborah Hrivnak

Shared by Anne Marie Baldwin on July 21, 2011

Angela, Anne, Dianna and all of Marcelyn's family,

 

We (the Elgin Choral Union) have been contacted regarding the very unexpected passing of Marcelyn. We share your shock and sadness. At the same time, we wish to celebrate her life with you. 

 

Toward that end, a few memories:

 

Marcelyn and I compared our experiences with the Winnebago, Omaha and other Sioux tribes, the Lakota language and customs - some wonderful shared memories, a few people we knew in common, some somber respect and some truly funny episodes. 

 

She once hosted an "afterglow" party at her home where she was shocked that I'd never had a Mojito. She didn't happen to have any on hand, but was thoughtful enough a week later to bring me a few for my fridge. 

 

She had an infectiously unique laugh that we'll all remember. 

 

Like you, we'll miss her. Our condolences.

 

John and Deborah Hrivnak

MEMORIAL in ELGIN

Shared by Angela Rusher on July 21, 2011

 

Hi Everyone. Welcome to this memorial site.  I hope it can be a place to share memories and stories of our beloved, Marcelyn.  It will also be a place to post information regarding upcoming memorial services.  At this time I know there is at least one service finalized, however, I know there are also plans for a Southern California service in the fall and a private family service.  Please stay tuned for further information as it is available.  Thank you all, again, for your love and support.

MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR MARCELYN KROPP

DATE:  Friday July 22, 2011

TIME:  7:30PM

WHERE:   Saint Hugh of Lincoln Episcopal Church, Elgin, Il

 

In Lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to either the Elgin Choral Union or the Mitchell Museum in Evanston Illinois.

Marcelyn was very involved in both of these groups, however, contributions to a charity of your choice that holds special meaning to you and Marcelyn is also encouraged.