Marcia Diffin

Obituary of Marcia Diffin

   Marcia Anne Diffin, long time resident of Falls Church Va. and later Chrlottesville Va., Passed away

 Tuesday (July 11TH) after a long battle with Alzheimers.

 

    Marcia was educated in the Va. public schools; completing high school, graduating from Falls Church 

 High School in 1948. She later (in 1953) earned a BA.; in music, from Arkansas State University. 

 Classical music has always been the great love of her life. She became an accomplished pianist and later

 became the organist for her church (L.D.S./Mormons) Her second great love was teaching kindergartners. She

 began her teaching career at Palnez School (A, K-12 private school in the Tysons Corner area). Later 

 she established a school of her own; Hilltop House Pre-School, which she ran for several years.

 

   Marcia was always very positive about life. Friends and family will always remember her attitude of

 optimism, her ready smile and infectous laugh. Though petite in stature, she would often fill a room

 with humor and good will.

 

   Marcia and her husband, James, raised five children. She is also survived by seven grandchildren and

 one great grandchild.

 

   Her good humor, unfailing optimism and readiness to help others in need will be greatly missed.