Monday, September 22, 2008

In Memoriam: Devon Markert

On Friday, September 19th, around 11:30pm, TIMAC lost an amazing person, our Cohort 2 member and 0607 Super Mentor, Devon Markert. She was diagnosed with a brain tumor in March 2007 and has undergone numerous operations and therapies. At the beginning of this school year Devon went back to work at Torrance Adult School as a curriculum developer. We have all been very hopeful that she would be back with us and TIMAC very soon. The news of her passing leaves a hole in our hearts.

In her friend's words:

Devon has fought her fight to the end and is now resting in peace. She went in to the hospital last week due to pain and ended up going in for an emergency surgery Thursday, September 18th. The surgery was to remove the pressure and blood found in the brain. However, it was not to save her life, only to prolong it as there were additional tumors growing on her brain stem. After the surgery, Devon was in a comatose state and attached to a breathing tube until last night. Thankfully close friends and family were able to say their goodbyes before she breathed her last breath.

If you'd like to send your condolences to Devon's family please send an e-mail to, and her friends will have it posted on Devon's blog at

If you have any photos of Devon, you can post them at This is where you can view a 13 minute video of her TIMAC presentation in May 2006.

Update on September 29, 2008.
You can read obiturary written by Devon's dad at and sign in the guest book.

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