Marilyn Cenovich


Marilyn Cunningham Cenovich, 62, of Payson, died June 18, 2000, in Payson.

She was born to Dan Cunningham and Louise Brimhall Cunningham Aug. 12, 1937, in Winslow, Ariz. and grew up in Gallup, N.M. She graduated from Gallup High School in 1955. She was a member of the National Honor Society, Rainbow, and she was awarded First Class, the highest honor in Girl Scouts.

She graduated from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah in 1959. She received a BA in English and minored in speech and secondary education. At BYU she was an active member of the Fidelas Social Unit, Spurs, Y Calcares Honorary Society; Alpha Lambda Delta, Honorary Scholastic Achievement Sorority and Lambda Iota Tau, honorary literary fraternity. She also was the poetry editor for Wye Magazine, member of the University Women's Chorus and the University Press Club.

She was a teacher for the Los Angeles Unified School District. On June 20, 1964, she married John Cenovich, of Omaha, Neb. at Saint Catherine of Siena Church in Reseda, Calif.

Mrs. Cenovich lived in Cerritos, Calif. for 27 years. She was a member of the John F. Kennedy Elementary PTA, den mother of Cub Scout Pack 526, leader of Brownie Troop 365 and Girl Scout Troop 221. She was an active member of the Cerritos-Artesia United Methodist Church as a Sunday school teacher, pianist, organist and choir member.

Survivors include her husband, John, of Payson; one son, Mark David Cenovich of Santa Clarita, Calif.; and one daughter, Susannah Louise Cernojevich of Washington, D.C.

Memorial services were held Thursday, June 22 at the Cenovich residence.

Donations may be made to the Marilyn Cenovich Library Memorial Fund, c/o Susannah Cernojevich, 3221 Connecticut Avenue, NW, No. 106, Washington, D.C. 20008

Arrangements were handled by Messinger Payson Funeral Home.

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