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Memorial donations in honor of Marika's life can be sent to… Elpida House, 7 Mount Lassen Drive, Suite C-257, San Rafael CA 94903 OR Marika Ann Critelli Memorial Scholarship for Community Service, Gevirtz School of Education, UCSB, Santa Barbara,

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Thinking of you m'hija. c/cariño, Mom

Posted by: Ann Lippincott - Santa Barbara, CA - Mother   Oct 04, 2021

Dear Marika,
June will mark 20 years since you walked the Camino Santiago in Spain. This June, I will walk at least the last 100 miles of that same camino with you in my heart.
Te amo, mi'jita, Mom

Posted by: Ann Lippincott - Santa Barbara, CA - Mother   Dec 29, 2019
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Before getting out of bed this morning we honored Marika with two songs. Alexa, play Woodstock' by Joni Mitchell.

Alexa, play All my People' by Kindred the Family Soul. Lyrics below. I remember fondly that last gravy-laden turkey dinner together in Corte Madera everybody livin' good, everybody eatin' good...

Posted by: Sandy and Nick Javaras - Corte Madera, CA - Friend   Nov 18, 2018

Dear Marika, I'm thinking a lot about you - especially as I am in a memoir group and am starting to write about our time together. I'm reading through journals - both yours and mine. We had a good run, you and I! Thank you for the privilege of being your mom. It has been (and continues to be) the best gift in my life. You are truly stardust! Te amo mi'jita. Mom

Posted by: Ann Lippincott - Santa Barbara, CA - Mother   Nov 17, 2018

This year's MAC Memorial Scholarship recipients have been decided. Of the three, I know two. You would love Emily McBride (SST English) and LeighAnn McDonald (MST). I still look at the video of photos that Suzanne Raphael and Leslie Turnbull put together, and I still cry when I listen to the beautiful song that Suzanne wrote for you.

I love you and miss you, Mom

Posted by: Ann Lippincott - Santa Barbara, CA - Mother   Dec 11, 2017

Dear One,
You absence stills strong presence.

Posted by: Sandy Javaras    Nov 18, 2017

Dear Marika,
We think of you and remember your presence in our lives in oh-so-many ways! Your spirit continues to live on in my heart, and I think of you every time I teach Mental Health Matters. This past Día de los Muertos in Oaxaca was especially dear. Sandilla, Nick, Ned and I were together, but figure you know that.
Love, Mom

Posted by: Ann Lippincott - Santa Barbara, CA - Mother   Nov 17, 2017

Dear Marika,
I send you much love and appreciation. You have been a constant presence in my life these past seven years. Know that your spirit lives on in oh-so-many ways!
xoxo, Mom

Posted by: Ann Lippincott - SANTA BARBARA, CA - Mother   Nov 17, 2016

I still think of you so fondly! You were such a light during some of my darkest days!

Posted by: Katie Gowa    Apr 07, 2016
Homage to Marika's 38th birthday.

Thinking of you on this rainy day in Corte Madera - on your 38th birthday.
With much love, Mom, Sandilla and Nick

Posted by: Ann - SANTA BARBARA, CA - Mother   Mar 12, 2016