During my growing up years dad was the guy that played with us after dinner, had us work with him in his amazing garden, and took family vacations. We went to National Parks and always took the nature tours. He would walk around with us in the evenings and teach about the plants, birds, and wildlife we saw in our yards and neighborhoods. It was only as a mature adult that I began to know him. Hearing of his days in the children's home, his adventures in the merchant marines, his many jobs to make it
through to his PhD, his advancement in Union Carbide, and his awesome ability to keep in touch with his friends from the children's home on. He thought his wife and my mother Annie to be the best thing and never forgot that she was a graduate student while he was an undergrad therefore smarter than him. He smiled and winked and charmed his way through the world keeping an upbeat attitude. I hope that his strength, sense of adventure, joy, loyalty and hope will live on.
Just sitting here enjoying all the birds and the flowers and appreciating the love you inspired in me for nature, especially for birds and insects. To share another Ernieism " a weed is just a flower growing in the wrong place."
Thank you for helping me appreciate all the weeds in life.
To the family of dear Ernie and Annie, I am so very sorry for your loss. In a very short amount of time, your parents /grandparents, became very special friends to my parents, Alma and Ken, at The Mauian. After my first visit there I immediately realized that I didn't have to worry about how my parents would get along with Ernie living next door and his good care. Ernie and Annie couldn't have been more welcoming to them as "newcomers" to the February gang and to me when I visited. Ernie's constant smile and laughter was infectious. I hope that MISA (Maui Int'l Shuffleboard Assoc.) will always continue with Ernie's love and joyful spirit at it's heart.
Sincerely, Judy Batcheller Kao
Wow! Did Ernie have a welcoming group waiting at Heaven's Gates. The party was headded of course by Annie followed by David and Minnie. Bill and Billie have pulled a prank and given Ernie false keys. All are joyfully laughing. Les an Flo are leading the welcome song that Les wrote for the occasion. Ron and Ken are with the group. Dennis, Bernie and Dorothy are welcoming their friends from far and wide. There's a heck of a party going on at Heaven's Gate.
Annie and Ernie did not believe much nor want anyonee's grief. They wanted joy and that life should continue on without interruption. The one thing that Annie and Ernie wanted was that the Mauian International Shuffleboard Group continue on for generations. Rest assured that group will continue on with Ernie and Annie as our leaders.
Ernie, now you are safe in the arms of your angel, Annie. The world has witnessed the passing of a loving, intelligent and charismatic man. Ernie and Annie touched so many lives and made each of us smile. They will always be part of 'The Mauian mystique' especially when we see the green flash. My sympathies to the entire Marshall family. Your many wonderful memories will bring you joy and comfort.
I've only been a member of the Carmel Valley Garden Association for a short while compared to Annie and Ernie - 13 years compared to their nearly 40 years. But I cherish Annie and Ernie and their wonderful smiles. It was truly a treat getting to know them.
Big Ern. Teacher, Mentor, Head honcho, Country bumpkin, Genius, Sophisticate, Jokester...
After 65 years, He only had to spend 1 year without his sweet Annie by his side. Now the two of them are on adventures together for eternity. And Ernie is no doubt cracking everyone up the whole way!!! What a Great man he was. He will be missed...
To Ernie, Cyndy, Linda Sue, Pam and all the rest of the Marshall family, my deepest sympathies go out to you. :(
Well; Uncle Ernie is the last of that generation on both sides of my family. What a great story it would make of Ernie's life that started with extreme poverty and; because of his motivation and drive, personality and kindness; he rose above the masses and surely put his mark on history. The last time I called he said: "Marlin, this is probably the last time I can talk to you" Unquote; and it WAS. Because of Ernie my father; Dr G Edw. Marshall had a better life and had the travels of his life time to Africa as a working Entomologist. with the help of Ernie acting in his behalf. He is sorely missed.
As I read the obituary for Mr. Ernest Marshall my heart is warmed by the beautiful and exciting life he lived. I never knew Mr. Marshall but know that if I did, I would have known a true genuine man. I am a High School classmate of Charlie Marshall Pearce (class of 1976). My prayer is that you find comfort in the beautiful memories you have to reflect upon in the days ahead. Peace be with you.
We have fond memories of Big Ernie all those years ago in Darien and your family vacation in SC. A good man, a good dad, an inspiration
We have been very blessed to get to know you since 1964 through Ed and Dorothy.
We will never forget the first time you came to our home in Aÿ with your wife Annie. Since that time, we've always been in contact with your entire family.
Jean is not with us anymore, but we can assure you that we will stay in touch with the Marshalls our whole life through.
All our prayers at this moment go to you, to Annie, David and Minnie and to your whole family.
Rest in peace, We love you
I know our interaction was short, but you were always cheerful, loving, and kind. You will be deeply missed.
Remembering your BBQ pit & BBQ sauce. Telling us not to pick the carrots before the they where ready (which we always did). Lots of good memories - RIP
I will always be thankful to you for making me spend a whole year with your family when I was young. I have so many memories of it. I will never forget you. Rest in peace. You deserve it now. Love you
"Can't never did do nothing"...You motivated me in many ways. Love you Dad <3