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Community Pulse - June 11, 2010

Marianne Crowder, dancer and teacher, dies at 104

Palo Alto woman who taught dance and fitness for nearly eight decades succumbs to pancreatic cancer

Marianne Elser Crowder, who shared the joy and discipline of dance with generations of young women and who showed older women how to remain fit and flexible, died peacefully June 4 at her Palo Alto home at age 104, surrounded by family and friends. She had pancreatic cancer.

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Posted by Amy, a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Jun 11, 2010 at 8:47 am

So proud to have been one of Ms. Crowder's students as a young girl. Will NEVER forget her patience, kindness and love for dance that she shared with SO many of us.
Rest in peace sweet lady.

Posted by GS Troop 60647 leader, a resident of Charleston Meadows
on Jun 11, 2010 at 10:40 am

The Palo Alto Girl Scout community will deeply miss Mrs. Crowder. I am honored to have met her. She was a lovely and gracious woman.

Posted by Sherry, a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Jun 11, 2010 at 9:41 pm

I first had the pleasure of meeting Marianne Crowder in the mid 80s, when at the time she had engaged my services as a financial consultant.
I had the pleasure of serving her financial needs for many years thereafter, and always did and will hold her in the highest regard.

Her zest for life, her energy, and positive attitude were infectious.

Rest in peace dear lady. You will be missed.

Sherry Bijan

Posted by Homer Winslow, a resident of Barron Park
on Jun 13, 2010 at 10:09 pm

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Posted by Jason Fell, a resident of another community
on Sep 1, 2011 at 9:45 pm

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Posted by Megan Davis, a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Nov 16, 2011 at 11:55 am

Thank you for all your kind comments about my Grandmother......she truly was a treasure and I am very honored and humbled to be her Granddaughter!! Take care....

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