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Former Nevada Justice David Zenoff Dead At 89

October 05, 2005 | People
David Zenoff, who performed Elvis Presley's marriage ceremony and founded a Las Vegas-area youth camp, died at the age 89, of a respiratory ailment at Scripps Memorial Hospital in Encinitas, Calif., near his home in La Costa.

As a Supreme Court justice, Zenoff performed the May 1, 1967, marriage of 32-year-old Elvis Presley and 21-year-old Priscilla Anne Beaulieu at the Aladdin hotel in Las Vegas.

Zenoff was a district court judge in Las Vegas from 1958 to 1965 before serving more than a decade as a Supreme Court justice. After retiring in 1976, he became the state's first senior justice and occasionally participated in high court cases.

Funeral services were scheduled Thursday in San Diego for former Nevada Supreme Court Justice David Zenoff, who died Monday at age 89. "He was a good leveling influence on the court," former Justice Cliff Young said. "He was a credit to the judiciary."

Zenoff's daughter, Terrie Zenoff Sanders of Phoenix, said her father was proud of his work with juvenile offenders and his leading role in founding the Spring Mountain Youth Camp northwest of Las Vegas.

"His motto for those who were sent to the youth camp was, 'You got yourself in there, now work yourself out,'" Sanders said.

Zenoff also was a boxing judge for the state Athletic Commission at nine world championship bouts.
Source:Las Vegas Sun