Marcia Burns
  • 87 years old
  • Date of birth: Sep 9, 1927
  • Date of passing: Jan 18, 2015
Let the memory of Marcia be with us forever

This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Marcia Burns, 87, born on September 9, 1927 and passed away on January 18, 2015. We will remember her forever.

We are honoring Marcia's request that no service be held.  We welcome your thoughts and tributes for her on this website. 

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Sharon Ohalloran on 18th January 2017

"I still miss your face and smile  think about you when I come thru the doors of Calabasas Swim & Tennis!! Rest in peace"

This tribute was added by Elaine Tanay on 18th January 2016

"Marcia, I miss you, and think of you often....I miss your smile, your easy laugh, and most of all, your friendship!"

This tribute was added by gayle Biava on 8th February 2015

"Marcia and I were Monday bridge partners for about two years.  We accepted one another's foibles and bad bids but some times did quite well.  She was fun to be with. Bright, a good conversationalist, and always ready to do or say something to help you or make you feel better. Her smile never wavered and her spirit never weakened. She was a light in my life that has gone out. I do miss her and think of her."

This tribute was added by Heidi Tamaddoni on 28th January 2015

""In deep sorrow. How  can i forget you Marcia!!, Your were always smiling-   you left me with so many wonderful memories .The movies we went together. the last car we perches ed together. Oh boy .  you were not happy with  that car at all and  you could not wait for your lease  to end  and .....   .I  will miss you

                .     Heidi"

This tribute was added by Gloria Schiff on 27th January 2015

"What a loss.....a most joyful and cheerful soul has left us.  She was always willing to help me host our Monday bridge group and I welcomed her help.  She had the sweetest disposition of anyone I ever knew.  She will be missed by all who knew her."

This tribute was added by Iris Edinger on 27th January 2015

"I have known Marsha for many years, mainly in the water aerobics classes, but also in classes at the Calabasas library.  She was always cheerful, friendly, and we had short discussions on many topics.  I can't believe we won't see her, but we will always remember her fondly."

This tribute was added by Barry Balin on 27th January 2015

"Marsha....The always smiling Water Lily Friend! We had this cute little fun thing that I would say to her on a regular basis!  Hi "Sweetheart" and she loved it! Also had the pleasure of meeting her son and a couple Grand Kids last summer at the pool! I will never forget that wonderful happy smile! Rest in Peace, my friend!"

This tribute was added by Sharon Ohalloran on 27th January 2015

"When I got this email  about Marcia and realized I had not seen her car in  the parking lot ...it hit me and I have sadness and joy in my heart for knowing her and the friendship we shared.  She was so amazing and full of life and enyoyed dressing up and always  looking beautiful -- She was so proud of her  family and grandchildren  and  I feally feel blessed  to have known my  darling little friend pool friend  and will say a special prayer this coming Shabbat!!l Sharon O'Halloran"

This tribute was added by denise elder on 27th January 2015

"Marcia and I got dressed together at least three times a week after swimming. I will always remember our chats after she hit the showers with her turning on the water fully hot to warm her up. Her smile and her sense of humor always enhanced my day. I already miss her."

This tribute was added by Sunny McMullen on 27th January 2015

"We had the pleasure to take two series of  bridge  lessons with Marcia and Gayle this past year and got to know Marcia better. She was a caring human being and we will miss her."

This tribute was added by roza besser on 27th January 2015

"Although I didn't know Marcia well, other than a hello in the pool, her warmth and smile was a constant.  She was inspirational for me.  I will miss her, when I glance to the spot that was hers in class."

This tribute was added by Bobbi Vinet on 26th January 2015

"I will miss my buddy   She was always smiling and teasing me.  What a great lady.  She always had a hat and jacket to match.  I used to tease her about this.  We were both non swimmers but we managed to go into the deep end.  It took a while for me to convince her but she did it.  I keep looking in your space and will know that is yours. Miss u and say hi to Betty"

This tribute was added by Arlelne Price on 26th January 2015

"We had the privilege of playing Bridge with Marcia for many years. She was a lot of fun. She was a good person and a devoted mother and grandmother as we could tell from some of the stories she told us. We are also grateful that we called and visited with her while she was at the Jewish Home for the Aging. She was bright and fun and energetic. We miss her. Our deepest sympathies to her family.
                        Arlene Price and Beverly Trebow"

This tribute was added by Margie Lee on 26th January 2015

"Since I began going to water aerobics regularly several years ago every time I was in the pool Marcia was there.  Her smile.  Her friendly personality.  Her fun hats!  I will miss seeing Marcia, but in my heart she will always be there.  I can see her now in my mind's eye as we splash around the pool to the music!"

This tribute was added by Carol Davis on 26th January 2015

"Marcia and her friend Irma were our two tiny "trouble makers". I loved seeing Marcia's smile and hearing her encouraging words when she saw me come back to water aerobics after a lapse. Her words of wisdom were always welcome. We will miss her and think of her when we see the lovely flowers planted in her name."

This tribute was added by maggie bayer on 26th January 2015

"Marcia.....I will miss your welcoming smile and our chats about the state of the world....you were always opinionated but open to hear other opinions....and your movie reviews were spot on!  A lovely lady and an inspiration.....what a pleasure to have known you....."

This tribute was added by Denise Huddle on 26th January 2015

"You were a very brave lady!  Never a complaint in the face of tremendous odds.  You made us smile and work hard to keep up!  You will be missed at the pool.....try to keep Betty out of trouble!
I shall think of you with great fondness.  Denny"

This tribute was added by Isabel de Sol on 26th January 2015

"Dear Sandy and family, me and my family are really sorry for the loss of Marcia. She was very special , even my husband remember her somehow. She was the one who insipred me to get in to Aqueftiness year around. With her beautiful smile, personality, so positive and friendly, will be remembered in my heart. I cried when I saddly read the email today, I just still can't beleive it, the the next time I'll step in the pool, I won't see her again... She'll be remembered with her beautiful smile every single time she stepped in the water, no matter how cold it was.

Our sincere condolenses, with deepest sadness,

Isabel Sol & Family"

This tribute was added by laura gantenbein on 26th January 2015

"Marcia, you will be greatly missed.  In the few years I knew you, I don't think I ever saw you without a smile on your face.  Also, I knew I could always count on you to be color-coordinated.  I loved that!

Fondly, Laura"

This tribute was added by Lin Ilsley on 26th January 2015

"Marsha was a beautiful woman who never lost her sense of humor, her dignity or her intellect.  When I first moved to California in the early 2000s and started coming to Aquafit, she was the first person to welcome me.  We talked a little bit about the accident that left her walking with a cane and life in general.  I will miss her and her contagious smile and kind ways.
Kind wishes to all of her family.  How lucky you were to have her in your lives for 87 years.  What a gift.
Lin xo"

This tribute was added by Patti Risher on 26th January 2015

"Marcia was such a light.  She was always smiling and happy.  She remembered and asked about what was going on in my life even though she talked to so many people.  I will miss seeing her smiling face and her kind energy."

This tribute was added by Carol Bunnell on 26th January 2015

"So sorry to hear.  Marcia was a great lady.  She never gave up with all the obstacles she had to deal with.  Never complained and always showed up to do her workout.  She was a true trooper.  She will be greatly missed."

This tribute was added by Nina Treiman on 25th January 2015

"Marsha … always smiling … always positive … never complaining (except that the pool was too cold!). You were our Water Lilies fashionista … a matching hat for every swimsuit. You laughed easily and put others at ease. That is how I will remember you."

This tribute was added by Laraine Karelitz on 23rd January 2015

"Friends are the pillars on your porch. Sometimes they hold you up, sometimes they lean on you, and sometimes it's just enough to know they are standing by.  Marsha's water aerobic friends will always think of her fondly.

           Warm thoughts,

             Laraine Karelitz"

Leave a Tribute:
Invite your family and friends
to visit this memorial:

Subscribe to receive e-mail notifications when others contribute to this memorial.

Click on a photo to enlarge.

This memorial is administered by:

Sandy Burns

Kindly sponsored by:


Have a suggestion for us?

We are waiting for your feedback!