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Clarinda Herald Journal
Clarinda, Iowa
Thursday, January 4, 1973

Colorado Rites for Donald MARSH

Frank Donald Marsh, 65, of Glenwood Springs, Colo., formerly of Gravity, died December 15, 1972 in Glenwood Springs. Services were held in Glenwood Springs followed by services and interment at Douglas, Wyoming. Frank "Donald" MARSH was born September 27, 1907, in Gravity, Iowa, son of Frank [Leonard] and Zula (DUTTON) MARSH.

He graduated from Bedford Iowa High School in 1926.

October 17, 1927, he was united in marriage to Gladys Geraldine HERBERT in Chicago, Illinois where they lived two years. Six children were born to this union; Doris KNAUS, Mary SHAFFER and Walter MARSH of Denver, Colorado, Garland McNARE of Douglas, Wyoming, Howard MARSH of Cortez, Colorado and George MARSH of Foster City, California.

They moved to a farm in Ringgold County, Iowa in 1929 and farmed there and in Taylor County until 1945 when they moved to Clarinda, Iowa for a short while before locating in Douglas, Wyoming, where he was employed by the U.S. Forest Service for ten years. While living there he was an active member of the Baptist Church.

From there they moved to Glenwood Springs, Colorado and spent the rest of his life there and in Denver, Colorado.

He was a lifetime member of the Odd Fellow Lodge No. 68. He was an active member of the L.D.S. Church. While residing in Denver, he was assistant recorder of Ward #6, and also did the same work for the Glenwood Springs Ward of the Craig Stake.

He was preceded in death by his parents, an infant granddaughter, Joyce CAMPBELL, and a grandson, Robert SHAFFER.

Surviving is his wife, Gladys MARSH; all his children; 16 grandchildren; his brother, Willard MARSH, of New Market, Iowa; his sister, Thelma HUGHES of Philomath, Oregon; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Willard MARSH of New Market and Mrs. Chuck BRABY of Mount Ayr attended the services in Glenwood Springs.

Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, May of 2010

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