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Marshal Perry King

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Jan. 23, 1930 ~ Feb. 16, 2014


Marshal Perry King was born in Sacramento, Calif. to RebeccaMoultonPerryandEdwardVictorKing. He was the youngest of five children; Cora, Anita, Dorothy, and Edward Junior. Marshal attended Sacramento High School where he excelled in sports and was at junior college when he was drafted into the Army. He served for two years in the Korean War with Battery A, 780th Field Artillery as a Sergeant and was honorably discharged in 1952.


The highlight of Marshal's life came when he agreed to a blind date from his buddy, Peter Smurr, a man of superior judgement as it led to his soul-mate and life long spouse, Alice Ruth Slater of Pasadena, Calif. Alice was an undergraduate at San Jose State. They married in 1955 and made their home in Fremont, Calif. where they raised four children; Marshal Jr., David, Paul, and Sally (Ost).

Marshal loved outdoor sports, especially golf, fishing, snow and water skiing. In 1961 the couple bought a cabin in the Sierra at Kingvale. It became a second home to family and pets, who cherished the outdoors together there for decades.

He had a long and successful career with American Can Company in Oakland, retiring as a manager in 1986. After retiring, Marshal and Alice breifly moved to Santa Cruz, Calif. and then to the Rogue Valley. Both were actively involved with the First Presbyterian Church of Jacksonville. Even in failing health Marshal was a volunteer, doing what he could to help build the new sanctuary.

Marshal was preceded in death by his beloved wife in November. He is survived by all of his children, several nieces and nephews including, locally, Perry (Peggy) Atkinson and their sons.

A memorial reception will be held at the Ost home in Jacksonville, Ore. on March 8, 2014. Please condider any gifts be made to the League to Save Lake Tahoe.

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