Doug Marshall, 63, of San Carlos, Mexico, and Sturgis, S.D., passed away Thursday, March 3, 2011, in Tucson, Ariz.
Mr. Marshall was born on June 29, 1947, in Ventura, Calif., and graduated from Ventura High School in 1965. After serving his country in the U.S. Army, Mr. Marshall began a career in the oil and gas business. He married Carla Anderson (Curnow) in 1974, and they later moved to Alaska where he worked for 28 years, retiring from Shell Oil Company and XTO Energy.
Following retirement, the couple divided their time between their homes in San Carlos and the Black Hills. They enjoyed traveling the country in their RV, visiting friends and family.
The family wrote: "Doug was passionate about fishing, golf, traveling, working with his favorite charitable organization, entertaining friends and family reunions. He was most comfortable in shorts and flip flops. Doug is especially remembered for his sense of humor, fun-loving spirit, outgoing personality and caring attitude, which captured the heart of every life he touched. It was said that he, never met a stranger and never knew an enemy. Doug never turned down an opportunity to live life to the fullest and he always said, "If you're goin' to New York, don't get off in Chicago."
Mr. Marshall was preceded in death by his parents, Lyndel (Pete) and June Marshall, of Ventura; and father-in-law, Matthew Curnow, of Cascade, Mont.
He is survived by his loving wife, Carla; daughters, Leah (Al) Conlee, Brook Marshall (Graham Balog), and Lisa Anderson, of California; sons, Mark (Anne) Anderson, on Hawaii, and Ken (Donna) Anderson, of Colorado; grandchildren, Sydney Marshall, Reid Balog, Jaret and Trevor Conlee, and Madison Tyrien; mother-in-law Betty Curnow, of Wyoming; sister, Carol (Chuck) Austin, of Califorina; brother-in-laws, Terry (Pam) Curnow, of Montana, and Rick (Carol) Keats, of Wyoming; sister-in-laws, Kelly (Ed) Howard, of California, Pam (AJ) Grier, oif Nevada, and Cathy Richards, of Wyoming; numerous uncles, aunts, nieces and nephews and friends.
A celebration of Mr. Marshall's life will be held in San Carlos, Mexico, in March; Ventura, Calif., on Saturday, April 16, 2011, at 2 p.m. at Marina Park; and,this summer in South Dakota. Burial will be at the Black Hills National Cemetery, in Sturgis.
The family would like to extend its thanks and gratitude to all the close friends he knew throughout his life.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory can be made at www.castawaykidsmx.org.
Arrangements were by Desert Sunset Funeral Home, Tucson, Ariz.
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