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1914 — 2013 - | Obituary Condolences
Robert Melvin Marston Obituary
Robert Melvin Marston
Dec. 7, 1914 – March 2, 2013

Robert Melvin Marston, 98, of Knight's Landing, passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 2, 2013. Mel, as known to his wife Ruth, was born Dec. 7, 1914 in Yolo at his family farmhouse. He worked for River Farms, in Yolo County, as a master mechanic for 41 years.
Bob, as known to friends, is survived by his beloved wife of 79 years, Ruth Marston, of Knight's Landing. Bob and Ruth were married in the Catholic Holy Rosary Parish on Jan. 5, 1934. He is also survived by his children, Gary Marston and Lynn Marston of Woodland, Bette Marston of Clear Lake, and Leah Sills of Knight's Landing. He was an adored grandfather to six grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and 15 great- great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents Walter and Birdie Marston, sister Lela Sillis, and grandsons Steven Marston and Christopher Sills.
Private graveside services will be held later this month at Mary's Chapel in Yolo. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Mary's Chapel in Yolo, Saint Paul's Catholic Church in Knight's Landing, or to the charity of the donors' choice.
Published in Daily Democrat from Mar. 6 to Mar. 26, 2013
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