Edward L. Marshall, 78, of Sumpter, died May 1, 2018, at his home, surrounded by his loving family.
Ed was born on Jan. 23, 1940, at Eugene to Edis and Grace (Wilson) Marshall. He attended Springfield High School. On Aug. 19, 1963, he married the love of his life, Constance J. Duhig in Eugene.
“Purple Eddy” lived a life full of hard work, adventure and love. He was an award-winning painter, a gold miner, a pilot, a hunter, a country singer, a guitar player, a mayor, a husband, a grandpa, and so much more. His and Connie’s adventures took them from Springfield to Sumpter, Seattle to Anchorage, and back again.
Ed was a wonderful example of everything a man should be. He taught the women in his life how they should be treated, always leading by example, and he taught the men to live off the land, from panning for gold and how to shoot a gun, to gathering wood for winter and field dressing wild game. He loved the old country songs, and when he would sing and play them on his guitar you had no doubt that you were witnessing something really special.
Ed was a big, strong, tough man with a gentle heart and love in his eyes. He was the best of the good ol’ boys, and he will be dearly missed.
Edward is survived by his wife, Connie Marshall of Sumpter; his daughters, Debra Jones of Bend, and Susan Bland of Kennewick, Washington; his sons, David Marshall of Oak Harbor, Washington, Daniel Marshall of Boise, and Rodney Marshall of Bonney Lake, Washington; his sister, Jackie Easton; 11 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Edis and Grace Marshall.
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John Henry Seaman, 73, died on April 6, 2018, at Bellingham, Washington.
John was born on Oct. 27, 1944, at Cincinnati, Ohio, to Al and Flora (Willard) Seaman. On June 11, 1970, he married the love of his life, Sara Lee Morrissey. He attended San Francisco Theological Seminary where he received his Master of Divinity, and his passion for teaching, writing, and educating stayed with him throughout his life.
John will always be remembered as insightful, far-seeing, persistent, and joyful. He loved long contemplative walks, deep conversation, puzzles, and practicing Shintaido. He was known for chasing down logical contradictions and pinning them to the ground. John was also a truly talented poet and loved to post his work online and dive into the lively discussions that ensued. He was an inspiration to all who knew him and will be so fondly remembered for his ability to help people grow much bigger than they thought they could. His light will always shine bright in the lives he touched.
John is survived by his loving wife, Lee Seaman; and many nieces and nephews: Kate Kruckemeyer, Johann Kruckemeyer, Cassie Morrissey, Colin Morrissey, Jamie Beth Peters and Greg Goodenough.
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