Andrew Robert Marshall
Andrew "Andy" Robert Marshall
Andrew "Andy" Robert Marshall passed away on December 31st, 2006 after a long, courageous battle with Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma. He was born on June 26th, 1922 to his loving parents, Andrew Albert Marshall and Grace Evelyn Marshall in New York City, New York. He is survived by his six children, two sons and four daughters from his 1st wife Anne Jane Marshall; Timothy Lee Marshall and wife, Judy and sons, Adam, Rex, Joe and Levi, all of Alpine, Calif; Wade Eric Marshall of Shady Cove, Ore. and daughter, Erica; Karen Marie Judd and husband, Tom Judd of Careywood, Idaho and daughter, Rebecca Freeman and husband, Matthew Freeman of Aloha, Ore.; Elaine Grace Marshall and daughter, Isabelle of Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif.; Kathleen Ann Pugh and husband, Bill Pugh and son, Zachary and daughter, Keelyn of Valley Center, Calif.; Debra Diane "Ruby" Boettcher and husband, Jason and daughter, Mollie of San Diego, Calif.; his beloved sister, Evelyn Ruth Hyett and her five children, Robert, Larry, Janice, Carlee and Bill and their children. Last, but certainly not least, his faithful and constant companion of almost nine years his Australian Shepherd, "Bonny".
After serving almost four years in the Coast Guard during World War II, Andy worked in the aerospace industry after graduating with a Bachelors degree in Aeronautical Engineering from the Catholic University of America in Washington D.C. He retired in 1987 from General Dynamics in San Diego, Calif., and in 1988 he found his way to Cedar City, Utah. After spending a year in Cedar City and not feeling quite settled, he bought a pickup truck, rented a U-haul trailer and headed northwest for parts unknown and eventually landed in the small town of Shady Cove, Ore. along the banks of the Rogue River. After three pleasant years there he felt the small town was showing signs of oncoming progress and so in 1992 he headed 25 miles north to the small town of Prospect, Ore. where he bought a mobile home and settled down to live happily ever after as a more or less free, independent, opinionated, self-indulgent semi-recluse. He made a few good friends there, enjoyed fishing the Rogue River and exploring the surrounding wilderness in his pickup truck. He was a voracious reader and enjoyed his hobbies of tropical fish and ham radio. The highlight of his summers were spent when all his children and grandchildren would come to visit for a week at "Camp Andy" which consisted of rafting the Rogue, fishing, hiking, roasting marshmallows, Scrabble and Yahtzee marathons and the simple enjoyment of being in each other's company. He was strong, loving, intelligent and never stopped learning. He will be very much missed but will certainly never be forgotten. With love and respect we say our farewell to him on Friday, January 5th at Eagle Point National Cemetery, Ore. where he will be buried with full military honors.