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Marilyn Haynie Obituary (1930 – 2021) – Denton, TX

Marilyn Hindsley Haynie

Marilyn Hindsley Haynie died peacefully on June 21, 2021 at her home with her family.

Marilyn was born on August 27, 1930 to Mark and Helene Hindsley. She attended public school in Urbana, Illinois, and graduated from Urbana High School in 1948, top of the class. She attended the University of Illinois, where her father was Director of Bands. There she became the solo flutist of the Concert Band and the Symphony Orchestra and performed with well-known composers such as Enesco, Stravinsky and Hindemith. Marilyn graduated with her name on the bronze plaque for academic excellence in three years.

At the University of Illinois she met John Haynie. John was an all-star trumpeter from Texas. They married in 1951 and moved to Denton, Texas when John joined the faculty at the University of North Texas. Marilyn accompanied her famous trumpet-playing husband on the piano and traveled the state recruiting students for his UNT trumpet studio. They have several recordings to thank for their prestigious appearances. In addition, she maintained an active studio with 50 piano and flute students. She taught from home and enjoyed meeting many of her Denton friends’ children.

Their affiliations include Pi Beta Phi Student Association, Sigma Alpha Iota Music Association, and PEO. She served as a Meal on Wheels volunteer reading to first graders at Hodge Elementary School for 25 years. She was an active member of the First Presbyterian Church and served in numerous positions including deacon, elder, and president of the Women’s Association.

Marilyn was a devoted wife to her husband John for 63 years. Her family includes daughter Melinda and husband David, son Mark and wife Anne, grandchildren Rachel, Cole, Jordan and Katie and great-grandchildren Tripp, Colt, Jackson, Karter and Jameson.

A memorial service and celebration will be held on Sunday, June 27, 2021 at 3:00 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 1114 W. University, Denton, Texas.

A reception will follow.

Monuments can be dedicated to the First Presbyterian Church or the John and Marilyn Haynie Endowment Fund, College of Music, University of North Texas, Denton, Texas 76203.

Published by Denton Record-Chronicle June 24 through June 27, 2021.

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