In memory of
Marci Lynn Thompson passed away due to natural causes on Nov. 13, 2018 in Novato, California. Marci was born on Nov. 7, 1962 in Elyria, Ohio, as Marcy Abelman, and was adopted by Caren and Morwin "Rocky" Rockowitz. Marci lived in Ohio until 1969, when her family moved to California. They spent several years in Montclair Village and then Berkeley before settling in Fort Bragg, California. Marci showed an aptitude for learning at a young age and had a remarkably high IQ. As a child she was a talented figure skater and strong swimmer, and worked as a lifeguard as a teenager. Marci was a gifted writer and a voracious reader, frequently reading several books at a time. Marci studied court reporting after attending Fort Bragg High School, but discovered her true passion was cooking. She worked as a caterer, a private chef, and most recently as a sous chef. Marci was known for her laugh and incredible sense of humor. She cherished her loved ones and believed her three children to be her life's greatest accomplishment. Marci was preceded in death by birth parents, Leonard Greenhut and Elaine Abelman; father, Morwin Rockowitz; and firstborn son, Michael Thompson. She is survived by former spouse, Doug Thompson; their children, Lauren and Daniel Thompson; her sister, Debby Smith; brother, Scott Rockowitz; mother, Caren (Rockowitz) Linden; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. She will be forever missed by family, friends, and all who knew her. A memorial service will be held Sunday, Dec. 9, at 11 a.m. at the Petaluma Woman's Club at 518 B St. in Petaluma, California.
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