It is with great sadness, we share the regrettable news that
long-time CWA and DWAA member, Nancy Marano passed away recently due to an
infection unrelated to Covid-19. She lived in Albuquerque NM with her older
sister Norma. Nancy was in her late 70s.
Nancy was an animal advocate, award-winning editor, and journalist, multi-talented volunteer, and an incredible friend to those that knew her. She joined CWA in 1997 and DWAA in 1998. She was CWA vice president from 2003 through 2007, expanding the role of the office by voluntarily becoming co-chair of the annual conference. She served as CWA’s Contest chairperson two different times, for several years each time! She also won CWA’s Shojai Mentor Award in 2006 and the Michael Brim Distinguished Service Award in 2013.
As editor-in-chief of “PETrogylphs,” a regional animal welfare magazine in New Mexico, Nancy consistently drew attention to improving the lives of all animals — not just cats and dogs, and not just in New Mexico. When she retired, Nancy continued to write.
In her memory, CWA member, Fran Pennock Shaw and her husband, sponsors of the CWA Senior Cat Well-Being Award, plan to rename the award the Nancy Marano Senior Cat Well-Being Award in her honor.
Her sister has said services will be private. All of us at the CWA extend our gratitude for her many years of service with our organization and offer our sincere sympathies. May she be at peace.