Ana Marcella “Marcie” Sariol, 34 of Valparaiso, Indiana, passed away Saturday, October 29, 2022. She was born August 9, 1988, in McAllen, Texas to Oscar Sariol and Maria A. Macias. Marcie graduated from the University of Texas RGV with a PhD in Management. She made her career as a Professor of Business, currently at Valparaiso University, and previously at the University of South Dakota. Marcie was passionate about her work and dedicated to her students. At VU, she was involved in several committees and the Beta Gamma Sigma Sorority. Outside of work, Marcie could be found tending to her plants, decorating her home, or spending time with her beloved children. Marcie was a loving and devoted wife and mother, who always put her family first. She was a beautiful person inside and out, who will be remembered for the loyalty, generosity, and love she showed while she was here. Marcie will be deeply missed and lovingly remembered every day.
On January 9, 2017 in South Dakota, Marcie married the love of her life, Joshua Doan, who survives, along with children: Liam Luciano Doan, Gracie Doan, and Joshua David Doan; parents: Oscar Sariol and Maria A. Macias of Texas; siblings: Ana Cecilia Sariol, Ana Isabel Sariol, and Diego Renzo Sariol; and many extended family members and friends. She was preceded in death by her grandparents.
A private family service was held. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made at Dr. Ana "Marcie" Marcella Sariol's Memorial Website
I am still gutted at this news. I came to know Marcie when we both started working at Valparaiso University in the fall of 2019. Ever since, we have become very good, close friends. Even though I left VU in 2021, Marcie and I kept in touch on a weekly basis either via text or a phone call. When I sent her a text on October 26, I didn’t get a response. That was a little strange, but I figured she was just a little busy. When I sent her another text on November 2 and did not get a response, I became worried. So, I called her only to go to her voicemail. In that moment, my spirit told me something was wrong. Shortly thereafter, I received a call from a former colleague at VU with this terrible news. I never would have thought that Marcie would no longer be on this earth this soon…NEVER! My heart breaks for her family, but it especially breaks for her six year old son, Liam. Liam was both her pride and joy and her personal little ray of sunshine. I cannot tell you how many times I’ve picked up my phone to text or call her…only to remember that she is no longer here. I know folks say healing comes with time, but this is a tough one! Rest on Marcie, rest on! -Antoine Busby