WILLIAM MAURICE (MAURY) MARSHALL
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William Maurice (Maury) Marshall, age 96, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Friday, December 13, 2013, at Polidori House in Lake Havasu City, Ariz. He lived a long and fulfilling life.
Maury was born in Eddyville, Neb. the oldest of 11 children. He was a farmer in Neb. where he raised Hereford cattle. He moved with his family to Victorville, Calif. in 1954, where He and Ida lived until they retired in 1979. While in Victorville, Calif. he was in the elementary school district as head of transportation and maintenance. They moved to Mohave Valley in 1979 and enjoyed their retirement very much.
Maury and Ida were active members of the Mohave Valley United Methodist Church, and he was a 32nd degree member of the Masonic lodge for more than 50 years. He loved woodworking, fishing, traveling in their motorhome, playing cards, and visiting family, friends, and his various members of the masonic order.
He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 65 years, Ida, daughters, Barbara Marshall and Marian Zuppa, also two brothers and two sisters.
He is survived by his son, Jim (Deborah) Marshall of Toronto, Ontario; daughter, Harriet (Roger) Spriggs of Battle Creek, Mich; grandchildren, Tim (Diane) Marshall, Lois (Brad) Smith, Will (Mary) Marshall, Jeremy Bennington, Harold (Jessie) Spriggs; seven great grandchildren, one brother and five sisters.
The family would like to acknowledge the loving care of the team at Hospice of Havasu, who cared for him at his home in Mohave Valley, Ariz., at the Davis House in Bullhead City, Ariz., and at the Polidori House, a Hospice of Havasu house in Lake Havasu City, Ariz.
A memorial service will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, January 25, 2014, at the Mohave Valley United Methodist Church, 1593 Lipan Blvd., Fort Mohave, Ariz. with luncheon to follow.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Mohave Valley United Methodist Church 1593 Lipan Blvd., Fort Mohave, Ariz. or to Hospice of Havasu 365 S. Lake Havasu Ave., Lake Havasu City, Ariz. in his memory. Condolences to the family may be mailed through Harriet Spriggs at 357 Potters Drive, Battle Creek, MI 49015.
Published in Mohave Daily News Online from Dec. 29, 2013 to Jan. 5, 2014