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Natalie Marilyn Mercedes Cummings

February 4, 1931July 9, 2019

Natalie Marilyn Mercedes Leiseth Cummings, daughter of George Oliver Leiseth and Sylvia Beatrice Aaberg Leiseth, was born February 4, 1931 in Arnegard, ND. She attended school in Arnegard, ND, and graduated from Williston High School, Williston, ND. She attended college at Concordia College, Moorehead, and North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND, graduating from NDSU in 1952 with a degree in home economics. She taught home economics in the Casa Grande and Phoenix, AZ public schools from 1952 to 1967.

She married Gordon Cummings on September 19, 1966.

She was active in the Republic Party, a member of the Phoenix Woman’s Assistance League, a volunteer at the Arrowhead Hospital, and an avid golfer and tennis player. Her passion was music and she was a great pianist. She loved to travel the world and did so with great passion.

She is survived by her son, Laramie Todd Cummings (Angela), grandsons Nickolas and Jacob (Peoria, AZ), her sister Kathy (Curt) Norton (DeKalb, IL), nephews Lynn (Angela) Githens (Kingman, AZ), Andrew Norton (Key West, FL), and niece Amy Norton (Perry Edinger), Phoenix, AZ, one grandniece and three grand nephews and one great grandniece and three great grandnephews. She was preceded in death by her husband Gordon Cummings, son Gregory Scott Cummings, her parents, and her sister, Jacqueline Githens.

A celebration of life will be held by family and friends.


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