On September 20, 2021, our beloved Mother, Pat Marshall, left this world to join her Father in Heaven. She had recently celebrated her 97th birthday. Rick and Lynn Marshall and John and Billie Marshall were with her at La Posada Assisted Living during her passing.
Patricia Edwina (Grubb) Marshall was born August 29, 1924, in Covington, Indiana, and was the oldest of three children. Her sister, Clara Marie Muckley, and brother, Edward Grubb, have both preceded her in death. Pat’s parents, King Edward and Cleo Grubb taught their three children to seek God and the value of hard work, service to others, never knowing a stranger, and honoring your family and friends. These lifelong lessons have kept the extended family very close as they continue to enjoy spending time together at events and reunions.
Pat lived most of her adult life in Las Cruces, New Mexico. She was a registered nurse, graduating from Lakeview School of Nursing in Danville. She worked for a family doctor in Las Cruces from 1952 until his retirement in 1983. Pat then went to work for Sara Lee Hosiery Factory in Las Cruces as her nurse until her retirement in 1989. After retirement, she worked as a part-time nurse at New Mexico State University. Retiring for good in 1995, she volunteered countless hours at Mesilla Valley Hospice and St. James Episcopal Church.
Pat also had a great love of adventure and travel and never missed an opportunity to travel even into her 90’s. With family and friends, she visited all 50 states in the US and 25 countries on 4 continents around the world.
Pat was a member of St. James Episcopal Church in Las Cruces and was instrumental in getting organ music back into the 8:00 am service. She is survived by her two sons and daughters-in-law, Rick and Lynn and John and Billie; four grandchildren, Jason, Brian (Lisa), Robert (Yolanda), Kimberly (Steve); 9 great grandchildren; and her sister-in-law, Pat Grubb of Covington.
Because of the pandemic, the comital of her cremains has been delayed until now. We will have a celebration of her life with a graveside funeral service at Mount Hope Cemetery in Covington on August 16th at 10:30 am followed by lunch. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Mesilla Valley Hospice, or St. James Episcopal church – Las Cruces.
Shelby Funeral Home is assisting the family. Condolences to the family: www.shelbyfuneralhome.com