Marne Alice Babcock Grgurich, loving wife, daughter, sister, cousin, aunt, and friend passed away on May 30, 2021 in Lakeway, Texas at the early age of 52 after a valiant six-year battle against cancer. She went peacefully surrounded by family and her beloved dog, Luna. Family and friends were her whole life. She loved her family and friends and they loved her.
She is survived by her husband Philip J. Grgurich, parents Mary (Charles) Seibold of Tuscola, Il. and James (Carol) Babcock of San Francisco, Ca., siblings Amy Seibold of Houston, Tx, John (Tabatha) Seibold, of Des Moines, Ia, Drury (Andrea) Babcock, and Alexandra Babcock of San Francisco, Ca., stepdaughters Sydney and Elyse Grgurich, step granddaughter Camile Walsh, and many cousins, nieces, and nephews who she loved dearly. She was proceeded in death by her paternal and maternal grandparents and her sister Sarah Babcock.
Marne was born in San Francisco, Ca. where she spent her early years before moving to Tuscola, Il. She graduated from Tuscola High School in 1987 and went on to get a degree in Psychology from the University of Illinois Class of 1992. She worked for Sandy and Babcock Architects until she went back to school to get a Master's Degree in Speech Language Pathology from San Francisco State University in 1999. She stayed in the bay area after graduation and worked for Mills Health Center in San Mateo. From there she moved to Marin County, Ca. and taught at the Ross Valley School District in San Anselmo She was a speech therapist at Lake Travis ISD in Lakeway, Texas at the time of her death and for the previous ten years. She was adored by her students and their parents as well as the colleagues she worked with. Marne's dedication to her students was an inspiration to all of us.
She loved traveling the world, one of her last trips was to Croatia. She loved sailing around San Francisco Bay in a 32 foot Ericuson sailboat. She and some friends flew from San Francisco to the Kingdom of Tonga and spent a week sailing around the surrounding islands. She was an avid cook and had enough cookbooks to start a library. Marne was a prolific reader all her life.
As we think of her now, we remember the blessing that she was to all who knew her. She was the epitome of grace, kindness, positivity, and love. She will always be with us.
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