Marjorie Ann Illig of La Cañada Flintridge, a former professional violinist who was active in her church and in charitable endeavors, died Oct. 1 at Glendale. She was 79.
Illig was founding chairman of the Sacred Heart Elementary School Development Board and chairman of the first Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy gala. She was honored as a Dame of the Order of Saint Gregory the Great and of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta, and as a Lady of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem.
She was born May 23, 1931 in Santa Paula. As a passionate young violinist, she played with the Los Angeles Jr. Symphony, the L.A. Philharmonic and the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra as first violinist. She also played professionally with studio orchestras.