Marsha Fernley Zurborg entered eternal life on Sunday, December 15th, 2019. If you find humor in anything, care for someone, or strive to please God today, pause and think of Marsha. She was best known for those qualities by everyone from her barista to her final ICU doctor and, of course, all of her loved ones. Her spirit is carried on by her daughter Andreya (Dreya) Fountain, son in law Eric Fountain, and soon to be born Makena Fountain as well as her loved step-sons Gregory and Jeffrey Zurborg, sister Colleen Carroll, Sister in law, Donna Garcia, and many lovingly devoted friends/family, and extraordinary clients. Marsha was born in Sacramento, CA to Margaret (Peggy) and George Fernley. She was raised and educated in Stockton, CA. Marsha married Bill Zurborg (of San Diego, CA) and they resided in Santa Clara, CA for many years. The happy couple welcomed their daughter Andreya Zurborg on August 29th, 1983 in Mountain View, CA. In 1995 Bill’s company moved their beautiful family to Silverdale, WA where Marsha worked for the local schools (ESD) as a behavioral health therapist and later opened her own successful therapy practice serving all of Kitsap County.
She was preceded in death by her husband Bill Zurborg, mother Peggy Fernley and father George Fernley. Marsha passed away at Harrison Hospital in Bremerton, WA after suffering from lung cancer-related complications. Her sassy humor and love for others shown through to the very end. Marsha left her family a note detailing the ten songs she wants playing at her memorial to include Pharrell’s song “Happy” because that is how she “wants everyone to feel when they leave the service”. Because we giggled when she said that, she offered an alternate song, Justin Timberlake’s “Can’t Stop the Feeling (Dance)”. Her family welcomes you to her memorial to see which one is played. A memorial service will be officiated by Wes Davis, as she requested, and held at the New Life Training Center located at 9923 Poplars Ave, NW, Silverdale, WA 98383 at 11:00 am on Wednesday, January 15th, 2020. If you were a client or friend of Marsha’s, we welcome you. In lieu of flowers donate to any charity that seeks to spread the Good News of hope in heaven, or pay for the coffee or food of the person in line behind you in honor of Marsha. We leave you with Marsha’s message to all of us: Walk wherever God leads you, and don’t look back with regrets in life.