• "Marilyn was a good friend and former neighbor of ours. We..."
    - Jean Sherrett
  • "I met Marilyn first in St. Philips choir while singing alto..."
    - Joy Ives
  • "She organized the music at Northwest Friends Church while I..."
    - Helen Price
  • "Marilyn was a dear friend and my voice teacher during her..."
    - Nancy Gage
  • "Marilyn was my best friend's Mom and my daughter's voice..."
    - Debbie Dyjak

POPPINO, Marilyn 11/13/1935 - 5/9/2018 Marilyn left us all alone in this storm of a world for calmer waters. She fell victim to an angry cancer that would not take no for an answer. Marilyn sang her way to high acclaim in opera houses on three continents as a mezzo-soprano in many major operas as well as having a full career of recitals and appearances in concert halls where superlative voices are appreciated. She graduated from Stanford in 1957 and received advanced degrees from the University of Arizona and Indiana University. Also, Marilyn was an extraordinary sensitive teacher who brought out the angelic in the hundreds of voices over a 60 year career at four colleges. Her students are her most enduring and endearing legacy. She leaves two daughters, Sara and Andrea; a brother, Bill, and her partner Ron. She wants to wish farewell to the Overton Painting Group for their friendship and jolly good times. Marilyn was a life-long Episcopalian and for the last 15 years and member of St. Philips in the Hills Episcopal Church, many of them as a member of the choir. She also attended the Northwest Community Friends Church, and there is no finer group of friends. There will be a Gala Celebration of good bye at St. Philips at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, May 26, 2018. Arrangements by ANGEL VALLEY FUNERAL HOME.

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Published in the Arizona Daily Star on May 13, 2018
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