George Leland Marshall
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FORT HALL - George Leland Marshall, of the Lemhi Shoshone-Bannock people, passed away peacefully on December 3, 2012, at his home.
He was born to Leland Marshall and Ora Tyler in Pocatello, Idaho on December 19, 1946. He lived in Salmon Idaho, much of His life; and was the oldest of seven children. He was raised by his grandparents. He received his education while in Salmon, Idaho, where he graduated from high school in 1966. He then joined the service at the age 18 years old.
He served in Vietnam and was honorably discharged his rank attained was E-6, specialty-combat engineer construction.
He married Kathleen M. Harris in 1971, they later divorced and had no children. George never remarried and enjoyed his life as a bachelor.
George attended Boise State University for two and a half years majoring in social work and business he left college for employment. He worked for a Seattle-based firm in Boise, where he was a warehouse operation manager dealing with shipping and receiving. He returned to Fort Hall to care for his Grandmother Jessie Tyler.
George worked as a carpenter most of his adult life, working with different construction companies, also working for his self in the field of carpentry for 15 years before he started working with the Fort Hall Housing Authority as the Elderly Home Emergency Grant estimator, where he assisted the elderly with emergency services and home improvements, taking applications from the elderly and going out to their homes to evaluate and do estimates for the repairs. He later became the building quality inspector to ensure and continue the maintenance upkeep of the homes under the Fort Hall Housing Authority jurisdiction. George retired December 2011.
He was a member of the Native American Church. He enjoyed life, living, and working. Some of his favorite pastimes were golfing, playing tennis, swimming, playing football and basketball. He enjoyed watching sports, sponsoring some of his friends and family who played softball, basketball and other sports. He also loved to travel. He enjoyed spending time with His family during the holidays.
He loved His immediate and extended families and was very devoted to their well-being and happiness. In turn, family members stepped forward to provide him with loving care. Mary Sue Evening, Will Lou Evening, Destiney Tinno and Ray Lee Quanda along with his Sister Marlene "Marie" Quanda cared for him in the last few years, as his health hindered his ability to care for himself. He was dearly loved by many and will always be remembered by his loved ones.
George is survived by brothers, Lew Allen Marshall Martin, of Boise, Idaho, James Tyler of Twin Falls, Idaho; stepbrother, Oren Washakie of Fort Hall; sisters, Marlene "Marie" Quanda of Fort Hall and Valneva Dalton of Roosevelt, Utah; stepsisters, Lucie Washakie of Layton, Utah, and Amy Hardin of Crow Heart, Wyoming; nephews, Will Lou Evening of Fort Hall, Clay (Tina) Martin of Grants Pass Oregon, Bow Nappo of Boise, Idaho, Litz Robbins of Layton, Utah; nieces, Jennifer Smith Strong of Pocatello, Destiney (Lavern) Tinno of Blackfoot, Mary Sue Evening of Fort Hall and Ray Lee (Pawveil) Warner of Pocatello, Josie Washakie of Layton, Utah, Jamie Washakie of Fort Washakie, Wyoming, Charlie Robbins of Layton, Utah, Heather Martin of Dallas, Oregon and, Morning Star Martin of Salt Lake City, Utah; a god son, Evan Moss; and numerous nieces and nephews, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. George was preceded in death by his parents, Leland Marshall and Ora Tyler his sisters, Christine Marshall, Richardina T. Horrocks, his brothers, John Marshall, Adrian Ray Quanda, John Dalton aka Jonas Tyler.
His contributions and memory will be forever cherished by everyone who had known Him.
Family will meet with friends and relatives on Thursday, December 6, 2012, at 10 a.m. at his home on West Burns Road in Fort Hall, Idaho. Services will be Friday, December 7, 2012, held at 6 p.m. at Hawker Funeral Home, 132 South Shilling Avenue, Blackfoot, Idaho. He will then be taken to his residence until time of traditional burial services, which will be held Saturday, December 8, 2012, at 1 p.m. at the Cedar Cemetery, Reservation Road in Fort Hall, Idaho.
Published in Idaho State Journal on Dec. 7, 2012