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Marilyn Frances Trippy


1921 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
Marilyn Frances Trippy Obituary
Trippy, Marilyn Frances Griffith
Passed away May 25th in Scottsdale, Arizona, where she had been living for the past six years. Marilyn, the second daughter of Pearl and Frank Griffith, was born on November 24, 1921, on a farm near Wayne, Nebraska. She became a highly accomplished musician and educator. Mrs. Trippy received numerous awards during her teaching career in the San Mateo, California School District. She also played both violin and viola in the Peninsula Symphony. Marilyn studied with Dr. Shinichi Suzuki in Japan, learning his unique method of teaching violin to young children. She was able to incorporate his approach into her musical instruction and became well known for bringing the "Suzuki Method" to California. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Jackson Xavier Trippy and their infant daughter, Marrily Diane Trippy. Mrs. Trippy is survived by her three sisters, Mrs. Arlene Kyl in Phoenix, Mrs. Emelyn Brady in Big Bear Lake, California and Mrs. Jannene Reed of Pasadena, California. A Funeral Service will be held at 7:00 PM on Friday, May 30, 2014 at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Road,
Phoenix, officiated by Rev. Ruth Reinhold of Valley Presbyterian church. She will be interred with her family at Greenwood Cemetery in Wayne, Nebraska. Marilyn will be missed by all who knew her.
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Published in The Arizona Republic on May 29, 2014
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