Donald J. “Bud” Marshall, 91, of Billings, passed away at home on Feb. 29, 2016 from complications of Parkinson’s disease.
Dad was born Aug. 20, 1924, in Sidney to Clarence and Mabel Marshall. He was one of seven children. Bud was proud to serve in the U.S. Army in the South Pacific Theater during World War II and then again in the Korean War. Following his service in WWII, he met and married our mother, Betty J. Lindow, while both were working for the U.S. Forest Service in Avery, Idaho.
They settled in Billings, where they raised five children, and dad worked as an electrician. He was a 65-year member of IBEW, Local 532, and was honored as such. After his retirement, mom and dad enjoyed “snowbirding” with the Wally Bynam Airstream Club. In his free time, he could often be found in his shop with a new woodworking project in process.
He was preceded in death by his parents, three sisters, Dorothy, Eileen, and Ruby, and brother, Clarence Jr. Dad is survived by our mother, Betty; children, Kate Marshall Nevas (Marc), Donald J. Marshall, Steven G. Marshall (Debbie), Rick C. Marshall, Theresa Clark (Rob); 13 grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren. He’s also survived by brother, Darrell Marshall (Florine), sister, Sharon Greenwood (Gary) and numerous nieces and nephews.
The celebration of his life will be at 2 p.m., March 5 at Smith Funeral Chapel West. Reception to follow.