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Date of Birth: August 13, 1938

Date of Death: July 21, 2020

Priscilla B. Marshall (81) of Phoenix, AZ was born in Annapolis, MD and grew up in Ithaca, NY. She graduated from the Eastman School of Music where she earned a bachelors degree in voice and oratorio. After graduation she spent two years in Khartoum, Sudan where her father, Dr. Kenneth C. Beeson, an agronomist, was stationed through the US AID program. While there, she taught music at the American School. She returned to the States and attended New York University, majoring in music education. She moved to Atlanta, GA where she worked for the William Morris Agency during the day and performed evening at the Wits End owned by Phil and Nancy Erickson. Phil started his career show business with Dick van Dyke. Priscilla lived with her husband in Bethesda, MD; Charlottsville, VA; and Omaha, NE before moving to Phoenix in 1972 where she was known for over 30 years for her beautiful mezzo-soprano voice through performances at all major venues throughout the valley and abroad. She was also an avid horsewoman. Priscilla is preceded in death by her parents, Eleanor Nebergal and Kenneth Crees Beeson and survived by her children, John K. Marshall, Rebecca D. Moreland, her grandchildren, Courtkne and Bryent Marshall, Anthony and Ty Moreland, and her great-grandchildren, Kinley and Atley Bay.

Service Information

There will not be a formal service. Friends and family will celebrate at her home.