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Marilyn J. Bennorth


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Marilyn J. Bennorth Obituary
Bennorth, Marilyn J.



Marilyn Jane Bennorth, age 83, passed away on 3/24/16 after a long illness. She was born 1/5/33 in Elgin, IL. She met her husband at U of IL, Champaign-Urbana and they returned to Elgin to start their family. They moved to Albuquerque, NM in 1963 and then lived in Los Alamos for 25 years, before returning to Albuquerque.

Jane enjoyed several hobbies and skills that became careers or jobs. She worked as a chef at various restaurants in CA and NM after studying with the Culinary Institute of America. She studied Dietetics through Penn State and used those skills at El Castillo Retirement Residences in Santa Fe. She wrote a Food column for Albuquerque Living Magazine in the 1980's, and while a costume apprentice at the Santa Fe Opera, she constructed a costume that was featured in "Smithsonian" magazine. She was a member of Chi Omega Sorority.

She was preceded in death by her parents, siblings, and her husband of nearly 40 years, Ralph W. Bennorth. She is survived by daughters, Sarah B. Bates, Anne C. Woodard, Patricia K. Bennorth, and Mary C. Bennorth; four grand-daughters; and two great-grandsons.

Interment by private service at the Santa Fe National Cemetery. Donations may be made to the .

Arrangements by Direct Funeral Services, 2919 4th St. NW. ABQ. 505-343-8008.
Published in Albuquerque Journal from Apr. 6 to Apr. 7, 2016
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