Sandpoint Mayor Marsha Ogilvie died Jan. 9 after a yearlong battle with lung cancer. The 64-year-old retired businesswoman was elected to the North Idaho resort town’s city council in 2009 and had served as mayor since 2011.
Born in Riverside, Calif., Ogilvie moved to Sandpoint in 1994 with her husband of 28 years, Francis, who also served on the Sandpoint City Council.
A longtime community volunteer, Ogilvie served 13 years as president of Kinderhaven, a nonprofit organization dedicated to sheltering area children in crisis. The group received the grand prize Governor’s Brightest Stars Award in 2002.
Sandpoint City Council President Carrie Logan will step in as interim mayor.
“The loss of Mayor Ogilvie will leave an irreplaceable void in the heart of our community,” Logan wrote in a statement on the city of Sandpoint’s website. “She tirelessly dedicated herself to protecting the most vulnerable and celebrating the generosity of the many volunteers who give of themselves in and around Sandpoint. Mayor Ogilvie has left an indelible mark on our community and throughout her life; she exemplified the true meaning of public service.”