Mae Elizabeth Marshall (1926 - 2018)

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Beloved wife, mother, grandmother, aunt and friend, Mae Elizabeth Marshall, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, March 4, 2018. Mae was born in Chitina, Alaska, on Oct. 18, 1926, to Mary and Joseph Goodlataw and was the eldest of 13 children. Mae married Robert Marshall on April 13, 1946, and they celebrated their 72nd Valentine's Day this February. They raised four children; Lucille, Elmer, Judy and Norma, and endured the loss of the youngest three children, all within the last eight years. Mae was a meticulous homemaker, expert cook, master baker and amazing gardener. She was widely known for her skills related to preservation of traditional harvests of subsistence foods. Mae spent her young years in Chitina and went to high school in Eklutna, Alaska. This was the foundation for Mae's absolute support for education and she never wavered on encouraging her family to pursue higher education and to be the best that they could be in what ever they decided to do. Mae never stopped learning or seeking opportunities to educate or improve herself. As a long-time board member on the Native Village of Tazlina Council and Copper River Native Association, and stalwart lover of all Native peoples, she pushed for education and job creating programs. She raised her son to respect women and his elders, and to help others when he could. She raised her daughters to be strong, confident women, all of whom finished school and raised children who did the same. She was a major influence on her grandchildren, teaching unconditional love and respect, and she passed on her work ethic to all of her family.
A faithful Christian woman, Mae helped to establish the Tazlina Fellowship Church, feeling that it was so important to create opportunities for people to worship where they were and to develop a sense of community and spiritual wellbeing. Mae had an undying love for her husband and family. She was not afraid of passing, because she knew she was going to reunite with her angels. Mae never gave up, and was an inspiration to all, even in the end.
Mae is survived by her husband of 71 years, Robert Marshall; and her daughter, Lucille Thomas; grandchildren, Julie Marshall Jacobson, Jason Thomas, Tracee Finnell, Clint Marshall, Michelle Marshall, Sarah Thompson, Rob Thomas, Heather Yates, Russell Yates, Michael Finch, Rita Marshall, Vanessa Marshall and Ashley Rosas; great grandchildren, Ryne Kinney, Ian Marshall, Charlie Bator, Jasznia Jackson, Cydney Marshall, Zjhandon Jackson, Skylar Finnell, Emmett Bator, Aidan Finch, Aedan Campbell, Isabelle Thompson and Asher Rosas; and many nieces and nephews and grandnieces and grandnephews.
Mae was preceded in death by her children, Norma Elaine Finch, Elmer Virgil Marshall and Judy Carol Yates; as well as all of her siblings and parents.
Services will be held with the following schedule:
On Friday, March 9, 2018, from 3 p.m. - 4 p.m., a Visitation in Anchorage will be held at Legacy Heritage Chapel, Angelus 440 East Klatt Road.
On Saturday, March 10, 2018, at 7 p.m., a Visitation in Tazlina, Alaska, will be held at Native Village of Tazlina Hall.
On Sunday, March 11, 2018, at 1:30 p.m., Funeral Services will be held at Glennallen Community Chapel.
A dinner and traditional potlatch at Kluti Kaah Hall will follow the services.
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Published in Anchorage Daily News on Mar. 11, 2018