Gary Marshall, 76, of Kelso, WA died April 16, 2014, at the Hospice Care Center. He was born December 23, 1937, in Ellensburg, WA to Forrest Lavern and Inez Roberta (McNish) Marshall. He graduated from Edmonds High School in 1955 and served in the Navy from 1955 to 1957, stationed in San Diego, CA. On July 27, 1957, Gary married Judy Johnson in Edmonds, WA. She preceded him in death in 1999. He married Sondra Lee Napier in Las Vegas, NV on March 10, 2000. She survives him at home. Also surviving are three daughters, Carrie Durfee (Raymond), JoDee Poplin (Steve) and Tracy Jo Marshall (Robert); two stepdaughters, Leah O'Brien and Sonja Cardenas (Victor); a stepson, Ray Napier (Megan); a brother, Wayne Marshall (Cathy) of Lynnwood, WA; 15 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Gary managed an auto wrecking yard for more than 30 years in Ephrata, WA. He moved to the local area from Eastern Washington 14 years ago. He owned and operated Liberty Bail Bonds as a bail bondsman and a recovery agent (bounty hunter). Gary enjoyed NASCAR, racing sprint cars, fishing, boating and taking care of his roses. He loved his cats and two Chihuahuas, Tika and Maggie. He loved to drive the open road, whether RVing or working (bounty hunting). Gary was a man of few words, but those few words always meant a lot. He lived a full and adventurous life with many branches and avenues. He brought love, laughter and respect to everyone he encountered along the way. He never said, "goodbye." He always said, "See ya!" Rest in peace to the man, the husband, the father, the friend and the mentor. You will be missed, Boss. A memorial service is planned for 2 p.m. May 2, 2014 at Steele Chapel at Longview Memorial Park & Crematory, 5050 Mount Solo Road in Longview, WA. Memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice Care Center or to cancer research.
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Published in The Herald (Everett) on Apr. 26, 2014