DeafHope Board and staff send our condolences to the family of Marjoriebell “Mabs” Stakley Holcomb.
In 2007, Mabs received DeafHope’s Trailblazer Award because of her unprecedented work as a Deaf
woman role model which includes co-hosting the first Deaf women of the Bay Area conference. She also inspired
many women to pursue their career endeavors at a time when it wasn’t encouraged by society. She was a true
Trailblazer. We will miss her and those of us who are inspired by her will carry her legacy in our hearts.
Thank you Mabs and Goddess-Speed.