|Birth: ||Dec. 5, 1922|
|Death: ||May 27, 2011|
Allen Ray Marshall Of Carmel, passed away on May 27, 2011 at Zionsville Meadows at the age of 88. In his humoristic way, he would say he was born "at a very early age" to Ray and Charolette Marshall in Culver, Indiana on December 5, 1922. While growing up in Culver, he loved going fishing after refurbishing his grandfather's boat. He loved singing, plays, ran track and at the age of 16 traveled the state as a member of the Culver Rifle and Pistol team. He was proud of his solo flight in a cub plane in 1942.
Allen continued his love of flying when he enlisted December 2, 1942 for active duty in the United States Army Air Force. He graduated Pilots Class of 44E at Marfa Army Airfield on May 23, 1944 and was assigned to the South Pacific. In August 1947, the USAAF became the United States Air Force and Allen advanced to the rank of Captain.
On April 26, 1957, he married Betty Mae Boswell who later passed away leaving him with three children – Rebecca Dunaway, Retired Col. Rex Marshall (Eva), and Alicia (Tod) Lewis.
During their family years, Allen worked within the life insurance industry, most of the time with New York Life. After the death of Betty, Allen moved to Indianapolis to re-establish himself. He began working for Manpower, Inc. and fell in love with Esther Marshall. They married on October 30, 1965, and he gained another daughter - Dr. Janice Battenberg.
After leaving the insurance industry, Allen was employed by TEBCO (Truck Equipment and Body Company). He spent 16 years with the company and retired as an officer December, 1984. During his retirement years, Allen and Esther volunteered many hours behind the scenes helping Janice establish Midwest Academy, Inc. dba Academy Plus School. Several years later, he worked a few hours a month to help with the school's maintenance.
Allen loved to travel and would joke by saying, "I have traveled the world over and some of the better parts of Michigan." He loved genealogy and was quite a historian and leaved behind many albums of family history. Through his love of photography, he compiled many pictures to accompany all his volumes of writing.
Other family members he leaves behind are a sister-in-law, 2 nieces, 12 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Two Marshall brothers, Thomas (Mildred) and James (Martha) preceded him in death. We wish to thank those at Zionsville Meadows who became his friends and caregivers during his last year and a half struggle with Dementia.
Ray Elmer Marshall (1888 - 1934)
Charlotte A Hawkins Marshall (1889 - 1973)
Betty Mae Boswell Marshall (1924 - 1963)
Jane E Marshall (1911 - 1911)*
John W Marshall (1916 - 1919)*
Allen Ray Marshall (1922 - 2011)
Note: Services entrusted to Flanner and Buchanan.
Washington Park North Cemetery
Created by: William Taber
Record added: May 29, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 70531750