Marilyn Love Cunningham

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Marilyn Ann Love Cunningham, 83, died Monday, October 3, 2016, from recurrent ovarian cancer. She grew up in Washington State and was a graduate of Whitworth University and Deaconess School of Nursing in Spokane. She served as a Captain in the US Army Nurse Corps as well as in many various positions involving patient care, nursing education and management. In 1957 she married Peter Stokes Cunningham and lived in South Carolina until 1970 when the family moved to Texas.

Marilyn became involved in many civic organizations, serving on the boards of the Friendswood United Methodist Church, the Friendswood Volunteer Fire Department, the Clear Woods Improvement District, the Bayou Preservation Society, the Clear Creek PTA Area Council, and several area school PTAs where she was awarded a Texas Lifetime PTA membership. She was also active in the San Jacinto Girl Scout Council, the League of Women Voters, the Wedgewood Village Homeowners Association and Beta Chi Chapter of Delphians.

She is survived by her husband; her children Ann Manchester and husband Kenny of Tomball, TX, Dr. Alexia Fields and husband Dr. Ted of Rockwall, TX, and Peter Cunningham II of LaMarque, TX; grandchildren, Elizabeth and Andrew Manchester, Benjamin and Alexander Fields and Strena Cunningham; and her brother Wendell Love in Palo Alto, CA.

A memorial service and reception will be held Saturday, October 22, 2016 at 2:00 pm at Friendswood United Methodist Church, Friendswood, TX. Burial will be in Sumter, SC.

The family asks that any memorial gifts be sent to the Blanton-Davis Ovarian Cancer Research Program at MD Anderson Cancer Center, PO Box 301439, Houston, TX, 77230-1439.

Condolences may be sent to the Cunningham family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at

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