Marci Jill Ascherman

marci ascherman


Marci Jill Ascherman, 58, passed away peacefully in her Denver home on December 20, 2017.  She was born February 17th, 1959 in Chicago Illinois to the late Gerald Ascherman and late Shari Greene.  Marci is survived by her sisters Beth Lansdowne (Peter) Jami Ascherman Kadnuck (Mark Kadnuck), Riki Ascherman (Ira Slavin), Jodi Ascherman (Gerhard Kotze) Stepmother Candy Ascherman, nieces Eva Slavin, Molly Lansdowne, Ally Lansdowne, and nephew Luca Slavin.

Marci was a long- time resident and vibrant citizen of Denver. She graduated from Metropolitan State College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work. She also earned her Master’s Degree in Social Work at the University of Denver.  Marci was incredibly committed to her job and worked as a lead case worker for Denver Human Services for over 25 years.  She had just proudly received her 30 year pin from the mayor of Denver.  In addition to her career with the city, Marci also worked at International Adoption Net for 10 years where she helped place children from around the globe into loving homes.

Marci loved to shop. Whether it was at her favorite consignment stores, estate sales, yard sales, or Denver’s most popular festivals, Marci was always there, checking out the cool art, cruising the aisles and perusing the racks.  She also liked her scratch cards and lottery tickets.  Marci loved her cat Button, who has been loyally by her side through all Marci’s hardships.  She also enjoyed decorating her home as well as spending time with her family, neighbors and friends.  Marci had a way of making people laugh and smile and will be remembered for her amazing sense of humor and knack for story- telling.

Let’s share some memories and smiles and celebrate Marci’s incredible life.  Feel free to come with a story to share of how Marci made you smile.

A private celebration of Marci’s life will be held at the Botanic Gardens on February 18th, 2018 from 12:00-4:00PM.   

Memorial Contributions can be made to a charity of your choice.


Friends and family are encouraged to sign Marci's guest book and share memories and/or photos by clicking on the appropriate tab.  




View current weather.

Memories Timeline


  1. Deepest sympathy to Marci's family. As her former and neighbor on the corner of 11th & Kearney Marci was the initiator of friendships and the glue to our little community. As her friend, I will miss Marci – all of her. She came into my life only a brief 4 years but will forever be a part of who I am. Will love you, Girl, forever.

  2. Marci was loved & admired by many friends & family members. She will always be in our hearts & memories. With love & affection, Steven ❤️🙏❤️

  3. Marci will be missed by so many people. In our quiet corner of Mayfair, we were a little community. I will miss her quick smile, her positivity, her strength and, yes, her very fashionable attire.

  4. Marci had so much personality, warmth, compassion, and generosity of spirit packed into her small self! Always ready with a smile and a quick laugh. She had so many good and caring friends from all walks of life. Marci, your strength and determination these past few years were an inspiration. May you be at peace, friend. You are dearly missed.

  5. I worked with Marci for many years in Youth Services and was shocked as well as saddened to hear of her passing. She will be missed by many. My condolences to her family.

  6. Marci was just so Marci. Easy to admire her energy and salute her willingness to have an opinion. She was a strong and sensible advocate for the youth she worked for…truly a pioneer in fighting for the rights of youth. She was diligent in going the extra mile even when she had to swim upstream. Goodbye Marci and peace to your loved ones.

Sign the Guestbook, Light a Candle