Felicia Holter Marshall: June 3, 1932-Dec. 4, 2017



Felicia Holter Marshall of Coupeville died in the early hours of Dec. 4, 2017, from complications of Alzheimer’s.

She was born in Whitefish, Mont. on June 3, 1932 to Helen (King) Holger and Urban James Holger.

She graduated from Franklin High School in Portland, Ore.

While attending the University of Oregon, she met John G. Marshall Jr. and they were married Dec. 20, 1953 at Trinity Episcopal Church in Portland, Ore.

They spent their early married life completing their college degrees.

They then returned to Portland to begin their careers. She taught art at Gert’s Polytechnical High School.

In 1960, she and John moved to Billings, Mont. She was actively involved in her community and church along with raising her two children. She was a member of the Junior League of Billings. She was also involved at the Yellowstone Art Center, where she was a docent chairman and then served as president. As a member of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, she served as a member of the diocesan Spiritual Life Commission and Cursillo both on the diocesan and national levels.

In 1997, she and John moved to Coupeville. She was active in the Mount Baker Orchid Society where she served as president for two years. She was also a member of the Whidbey Island Chapter of the American Rhododendron Society. She spent the last two years as a patient at Homeplace of Oak Harbor, a memory care nursing facility where she was lovingly cared for.

She is survived by her husband John Marshall, her daughter Liz Marshall, her son Griff (Anita) Marshall, their two sons Rylan and Avery, and her sister Joan Diechl. She was a much loved wife, mother, sister, daughter, aunt, niece, cousin and friend, and she will be greatly missed. She is now in heaven with her loved ones and her Lord Jesus Christ and in peace.

A memorial service will be held for her at 11 a.m. on Dec. 16 at the Grace By The Sea Church, 540 Pioneer Way, Oak Harbor. A reception will follow the service.

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