She graduated valedictorian from Grand County High School, Moab, Utah, in 1944. She attended the University of Texas, Austin during 1944-1945, the transferred to the University of Utah, Salt Lake City. She graduated with honors from the University of Utah in 1949. While there, she belonged to Alpha Phi Sorority and Orchesis, a national dance society.
While at the U, she met and married Parry B. Peacock from Price, Utah. They were married in Las Vegas, Nev., Sept. 21, 1947, in the “Little Church of the West.” Upon graduation they moved to Price, Utah, where their three sons were born.
Parry worked for his father in the Price Trading Co. and Marj taught school for six years. They later moved to Antioch, Calif., where she taught at Belshaw Elementary School for 29 years. After Parry’s death the family had decided they wanted to remain in California.
She is survived by sons, Douglas Peacock of Reno, Nev., Don and David Peacock both of Antioch, Calif., daughter-in-law, Janis of Reno, grandchildren, Erin, Nick, Jill, and Jackie, and great-grandchildren, Jack and Arthur.
She enjoyed singing with her church choir and the Sweet Adelines International Choruses in Walnut Creek, Calif., and Reno, Nev.
Her life was enriched by her family and music, in that order.