Nov. 8, 1937 — April 22, 2013
Marlene Bloomberg died on April 22, 2013, in her home in Davis at the age of 75 after a yearlong battle with lung cancer.
She was born in Paris and moved to New Haven, Conn., where she taught French and Latin for several years. In 1966, she moved to Davis. She was a selfless mother and grandmother, an artist, an exceptional cook, and an active member of the Davis art community. She exhibited her work throughout California and was often featured at the Pence Gallery.
She worked for many years as a volunteer head chef at Davis Community Meals cooking meals for the hungry. She also volunteered at the UC Davis Arboretum as a docent, and taught after-school French lessons for children.
Her art was full of fantastical animals and imagery from French and American films, a medium she loved intensely. Her belief was that art is meant to set people free from the humdrum reality of everyday life.
Marlene is survived by her two daughters, Amy Harris and Claire Keiser, and her grandchildren, Elyse and Julian Harris.
A private ceremony was held in her honor at her home. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Yolo Hospice: www.yolohospice.org/node/79.