We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Duggan's Mission Chapel
Marcie Elizabeth Axton, 82, died peacefully December 20, 2021, in Sonoma, California.
At her request, no service will be held; having spent her last days with the warmth of friends and family.
Marcie Axton was born November 17, 1939, in Santa Cruz, California, to Marcelle and Ottobert Axton. She attended Holy Cross School in Santa Cruz, San Joaquin Memorial High School in Fresno, then went to Chico State University to earn a B.A. in Counseling and a teaching credential. She started teaching high school Physical Education in Gilroy and later in Sacramento City. She bought a house in Boyes Hot Springs of Sonoma in 1975. Marcie became a very well-known and respected high school Physical Education teacher and coach for Sonoma Valley High School. She also advocated for teachers as part of the Valley of the Moon Teachers Association. Marcie retired from Creekside Continuation High School in 1996 and then volunteered at the Teen Parent Program. She also worked tirelessly with the community’s at-risk youth, chairing the expulsion panel for the district.
Marcie’s hobbies included: photography, quilting, snorkeling, cats, home improvement, gardening, swimming at Agua Caliente and of course traveling. Her extensive traveling around the world involved trips to South Africa, China, South America, Europe, riding a camel in Egypt, zip-lining in Belize and getting nose to beak with the penguins in Antarctica. Her most favorite travel adventures were her multiple African safaris. Photographing wildlife was a passion of hers and she loved making calendars of exotic animals to share with others. She also enjoyed dining at Juanita, Juanita, The Palms and Mary’s Pizza on Hwy 12.
She is survived by her sister, Paulette Anne Allendale of Walker, California.
Marcie has left donations to the following charities: Pets Lifeline (Sonoma), The Marine Mammal Center (Sausalito), Forgotten Felines of Sonoma County (Santa Rosa), Vintage House (Sonoma), and Students Rising Above (San Francisco).