Caleb (Kai) Marshall

Caleb (Kai) Marshall

Caleb (Kai) Marshall passed away peacefully on 8/21/2016 with his daughter, Lois, by his side.

Caleb was born in Boston Massachusetts on 10/5/1929 to the late Earl and Lois Heath Marshall. He grew up during the Great Depression. He went to Manchester West High School.

Caleb joined the Navy on January 30, 1948 where he proudly served in the Korean War. He received medals of Honor for: European and Pacific Occupation, Good Conduct, United Nations, Korean-with 2 stars. He was with the Navy for five years.

Caleb went on to the University of New Hampshire. He was recruited out of college by MacDonnell Douglas and was then attached to the Navy. This was when he fell in love with Whidbey Island in 1961. He retired from his long career with McDonnell Douglas and fulfilled his dream of retiring on Whidbey Island.

His passions were having coffee with his friends, walking, running, biking, his birds, reading, woodworking shop and working on his computer. He loved dancing, music, and the arts. He had a wonderful way of making people laugh, smile and putting people at ease.

He was preceded in death by his parents: Earl La Forrest Marshall and Lois Heath Marshall, Peggy Marshall (step mom) and sisters: Barbara Marshall Simpson and Janice Marshall Cleveland. He is survived by his children: Lois Marshall-Clayton (David Hill), David Marshall (Mila) and grandchildren: Adam and Beau Clayton, Ryan and Michael Marshall, and his sister Virginia Marshall.

A celebration of his life will be held in Coupeville, WA at Ciao’s restaurant on October 8, 2016 from 2-5 pm.

He will be interred at Tahoma National Cemetery, Kent, Washington where he will have full military honors on October 10, 2016 at 9 am.