Santa Fe Living Treasures ‚Äď Elder Stories

In 1979 Jody co-founded the Santa Fe Community Orchestra, in which she has continued to play. An accomplished writer, Marcia maintained a steady output of poetry and book reviews. Jody began teaching the cello as well as playing it. Marcia became a painter.

Beginning in the mid-1970s Jody delved deeply into the religious and spiritual aspects of life, and served as both president and director of Temple Beth Shalom. For several years Marcia taught classes on Santa Fe culture and history in the Elderhostel program. What is the secret for these two? "Never grow up!" Marcia says.

"Including both women in one nomination is very appropriate," said one letter, "because they have worked together to enrich this city's literary, artistic, cultural and historical foundation. The two represent the best of Santa Fe in their love for the city and its inhabitants, who have become their family."