We are very sad to announce the sudden passing of our colleague, Carol Markell. Carol died unexpectedly on Thursday, July 19, in the company of her closest friends while on vacation in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. As Home Energy’s Advertising and Marketing Manager for over a decade, Carol developed relationships with scores of Home Performance industry professionals and advertisers, networking at conferences and in countless phone calls. In so doing, she helped grow the home performance community as well as the success of Home Energy magazine.
Maggie Forti, our Office Manager will be responding to Carol's e-mails and voicemail messages in the interim. If you need to contact Maggie directly, please call her at 510-524-5405, Ext. 111 or e-mail her at email@example.com.
We'd like to invite our readers and advertisers to share any thoughts, experiences, or remembrances of Carol by commenting on this blog below, or on our website. As of now, memorial service arrangements are pending, however, we'll be sure to update them here when they've been set.
The outside world cannot appreciate how much she contributed to the close-knit Home Energy family, sharing in all our own personal joys and sorrows. Carol held much of the magazine’s history within her very fine mind and her good counsel will be irreplaceable. We have no doubt that she will be missed in the wider community as much as she will be missed here at Home Energy.
UPDATE: A memorial will be conducted on August 25 between 11 am and 1 pm at the Elderberry picnic area of Alvarado Park, in the north end of Wildcat Canyon Regional Park in Richmond, California. (At the McBryde and Park Ave intersection in Richmond.) Directions can be found at ebparks.org/Page151.aspx. There is limited street parking and additional parking beyond the entrance at the Wildcat Canyon staging area approximately 1/4 mile farther on Park Ave.
Well-behaved, leashed dogs are welcome. If you grow roses, please feel free to bring some to decorate the picnic area. Donations to Point Isabel Dog Owners (pido.org) or any another charity that reflects Carol’s commitment to the welfare of animals are welcome.
Photo caption: Carol Markell with Dexter the Terrier and Mica the Husky.