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Dolly Annette Marcuson

January 8, 1951 - March 12, 2023

Dolly Annette Marcuson, 72, of Lynchburg, died Sunday, March 12, 2023.

Ms. Marcuson was born January 8, 1951, in Charlottesville, VA, a daughter of the late Edward Marcuson and Thelma Blanks Marcuson.

Annette was a Planner for the city of Lynchburg until her retirement in 2009.  Throughout her career, her passion was centered around historic preservation. Her efforts contributed a large part to the beauty of Lynchburg’s historic districts. Seeing beauty in everyone and everything, art flowed in her and through her. Annette cherished the time she spent sharing her love of art with her grandson, Owen. She loved devoting herself to the Lynchburg Art Club and 7 Hills Art Club, where she was a member. Above all, she adored her family and many, many friends.

Annette is survived by her children, Michael Chenault, and his wife, Amber, of Forest; Jacquelyn Hogan and her husband, Shawn of Forest; grandchildren, Owen Chenault, Nora Chenault, and Josie Chenault due in July, her sisters, Karen Marcuson and Jeanne Isley; her brothers, Michael Isley and Edward Marcuson, along with her granddog, Opie.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Jerry Isley.

A funeral service will be conducted at 1:00 p.m., Friday, March 17, 2023, in Tharp Funeral Home Chapel, Lynchburg. Interment will follow at Buckingham Community Cemetery.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service in the chapel.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Lynchburg Art Club, 1011 Rivermont Ave, Lynchburg, VA 24504.

Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Lynchburg, is assisting the family.

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I will miss Annette's friendly enthusiasm. We were fellow art club members who enjoyed our participation as artists and enjoyed our views of an art work from time to time. I will miss her very much.

Posted by Veronica DeLuze on March 18, 2023

I will miss Annette greatly. Growing up, I was very inspired by how artistic she was and always enjoyed seeing her shows. I always seemed to run into her around town either walking the trails or at any random event. We had countless memories together and I will miss her so much.

Posted by Felix Guevara on March 17, 2023

I did not know Annette well, but met her through classes at the Lynchburg Art Club. Our first conversation was about sharing Owen as her son and my late husband’s name. In my brief experience with her I found that she was kind, welcoming and generous of spirit. My sincere condolences to her family and friends.

Posted by Annie Schultz on March 17, 2023

Thinking of all of you and wishing you moments of peace and comfort. Holding all of you close in my thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Brenda Arrington on March 17, 2023

Annette, I was so fortunate to have known you as a kind friend. Your artistic inspiration will linger forever in those of us you touched. You will live forever among the stars.

Posted by Melinda M Arthur on March 15, 2023

You will be really missed a lot. You were such a special person who helped so many people

Posted by Anonymous on March 15, 2023

Worked with Annette for many years and was a friend for 45 years. She will be missed.

Posted by Ivetta Campbell on March 15, 2023

Annette brought joy to all of us who knew her! Her talent and excitement for life. Her determination! Annette will be sorely missed! With much love! Pip

Posted by Yvonne on March 15, 2023

We have all been blessed to share this journey on earth with you. My children will be forever inspired for having you as their Aunt. Meet you on the other side, dear Annette.

Posted by Carolyn Rowe on March 15, 2023

Annette was a wonderful friend and neighbor! She will be missed. Your family is in my prayers.

Posted by Samantha Newton on March 14, 2023

We will miss Annette's smile and friendly nature at the New London Ruritan dances. Our prayers are with her loved ones.

Posted by Nelson & Venus Wilmer on March 14, 2023

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