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Marcie Fitch

Marcie Fitch died Oct. 14, 2007, in Scottsdale, Ariz.She was born Oct. 13, 1918, in Chicago.Marcie graduated from Barnes Business College while studying for a musical career as a lyric contralto and subsequently studied at Arizona State University. In the late 1930s and 40s, she sang with fellow student George Gobel on WLS, and later was the featured soloist at a number of night clubs and revues. She married Jerry Fitch, a United Press writer, March 23, 1940, in Des Plaines, Ill. They moved to Denver in 1941 when he was transferred by UP. There, she was a featured singer at clubs, sang with the Air Force Academy Band in Colorado Springs and at venues on the Western Slope after they bought KGLN and moved to Glenwood Springs. She was vice president and co-owner of radio stations KGLN and KDGO in Glenwood Springs and Durango, from 1951 to 1985, and was a broadcasting consultant thereafter.Marcie also did on-air radio work and was a pioneer among women in that field. She was active in Girl Scouts and other enterprises, operating a bookstore, and participating in community affairs. She helped many employees and families. She was a devoted mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She is survived by her husband; daughter Kathie Macdonald; son Michael (Jean Prewitt) Fitch; granddaughters Christine (Greg) Marick, and Susannah Prewitt; great-granddaughter Chloe Marick; brother Skip (Fran) Kostman; and several cousins, nieces and nephews. No funeral services are planned. A brief memorial will be scheduled later.


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