Roger's Story

HARTFORD - Roger William Marshall, 84, a resident of Hartford, Maine passed away Saturday, December 6th, 2014, at his home. He was born August 13, 1930 in Lewiston, the son of the late Howard and Frieda (Foster) Marshall.

He attended the local schools and graduated from Edward Little High School in the Class of 1951. In 1952 he entered the US Army and served his country in the combat zone during the Korean War until 1954. On September 12, 1954 he married Natalie Tribou at the East Auburn Baptist Church. They made their home in East Auburn for 35 years and their home on Bear Pond in Hartford for the past 25 years. He enjoyed building their camp at Bear Pond as well as water skiing, hunting and fishing. After high school and before his military service, Roger had his own ice delivery business and then went on to work at the Maine Die Company for 35 years. He was a proud bee keeper of 96 hives and had his own business of selling honey and pollination service. He was a past member of the East Auburn Men's Club, Maine Beekeepers Association and the Bear Pond Improvement Association. He loved his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren dearly and enjoyed all their many activities. He was a great support for his family in all their endeavors.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Natalie Marshall of Hartford; children, Mike Marshall and his wife Nancy of Big Lake Township; Linda Mitchell and her husband Mike of Minot; grandchildren, Jennifer Swisher and her husband Jake of Colorado; Jason Marshall and his wife Kaleena of Iowa; Tracey Vining and her husband Justin of Buckfield; Kevin Mitchell of Turner; and Shawn Mitchell of Minot; great-grandchildren, Kendall Swisher, Elias and Zadok Marshall, Daisy and Jayna Vining, as well as Nancy Marshall's two sons, Brent and Billy Delnicki and their families. He was predeceased by brothers, Philip, Richard and Raymond Marshall and his sister Frances Grant and brother-in-law, Bryant Tribou and daughter-in-law, Dorothy Scribner Marshall.

A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, December 10th at the East Auburn Baptist Church, 560 Park Avenue, Auburn, Maine. Visitation will be from 10-11 a.m. prior to the funeral service. Interment in the spring at Mount Auburn Cemetery, 200 Mount Auburn Avenue, Auburn, Maine. Messages of condolence may be sent to: www.finleyfuneralhome.com
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