Furman Marshall

Posted: Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Juneau resident Furman Thomas Marshall, 92, died Dec. 6, 2006, in Juneau.

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He was born March 2, 1914, in Tuttle, Okla., to William Thomas and Effie Estelle Marshall. He attended schools in Nida, Okla., and Okmulgee, Okla., graduating high school in Preston, Okla. He enlisted in the U.S. Coast Guard on Oct. 31, 1941, and served in the Aleutians during World War II. On Oct. 31, 1961, he retired as a senior chief petty officer with the 17th Coast Guard District in Juneau. He was a Juneau resident from 1955 to 1965 and 1986 to 2006.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 61 years, Lillian Alma Marshall; parents; brothers, Bill and Elton Marshall; and sister, Ila Oaks.

He is survived by his son, Tom Marshall and his wife, Lorraine, of Juneau; grandsons, Paul Hatch and his wife, Sharon, and Blain Hatch and his wife, Tiffany, of Juneau; five great-grandchildren, of Juneau; and many nieces and nephews in Oklahoma, Louisiana, Georgia, North Carolina and West Virginia.

Viewing will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Alaska Memorial Park, with a funeral service at 2 p.m., and reception following. Burial will be in the spring with full military honors.

Memorials may be sent to Catholic Community Services, Southeast Senior Services or Hospice and Home Care of Juneau.

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