Marilyn Lavon Pittenger
February 21, 1935
March 7, 2015
Marilyn Lavon Pittenger, 80, of Salado, died March 7, 2015 at a local care facility. Services will be Saturday, 2 p.m. March 14 at the Salado Church of Christ, preceded by a visitation at 1 p.m. Burial will be at North Belton Cemetery following the service. Joseph Keyes will be officiating.
She was born February 21, 1935 to B. F. (Bernie) and Reta Sisk in Wichita Falls, Texas. The family moved to California in 1937 during the Dust Bowl and Depression era. They eventually settled in Fresno where her father later served for 24 years as a U.S. Congressman.
She graduated from Roosevelt High School, Fresno in 1952, attended Fresno Junior College, and worked as a bookkeeper. Marilyn met her husband, John, in July 1954 at the Yosemite Family Encampment, and they married September 23, 1955.
Pittenger taught Bible classes, coordinated church weddings, raised money for Christian education and served in prison ministry, on a medical mission to Guatemala and in many other church and community activities.
Pittenger is preceded in death by her parents and only sister, Bobbye Temple.
She is survived by her husband, John Pittenger; daughter, Alenne Glock and husband, Norman, of Harvest, AL; son, Randy Pittenger and wife, LaGay, of Belton; five grandchildren, Jamie Carroll and husband Geoff, of Granbury, Emily Glock, of Coeur d’Alene, ID, Jason Pittenger and wife Katie, of North Richland Hills, Jana Schofield and husband Justin, of Dallas, and Daniel Glock and wife Teresa, of Spokane, WA; and eight great-grandchildren.