Louella Marshall On Friday, January 25, 2019, our dear Mother passed away peacefully. She was 92, a 57-year resident of Phoenix, a native of Flagstaff, and the daughter and granddaughter of Flagstaff pioneers. She moved with her family to San Antonio in 1941 when her father was transferred to the Army Air Corp as commander of Flagstaff’s Arizona National Guard Company 1. They stayed in San Antonio throughout his subsequent deployment to Europe during WW11. She graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School in San Antonio before returning with her family to Flagstaff after the war. She graduated from the U of A in 1948 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. While there she was a member of the Delta Gamma Sorority, and headlined as the female lead in a number of the university’s theater productions during her senior year. During that time she met her future husband, Jack W. Marshall, after being set up on a blind date.
After graduation, Louella returned to Flagstaff where she had the opportunity to develop her own radio show. She and Jack continued to get to know each other, engaging in a long distance relationship, she in Flagstaff, Jack in Santa Monica, California.
In 1950, she married Jack and moved to Los Angeles, where they had all five of their children. In 1961, the family moved into a new house in Phoenix, where she lived until her death. One of her proudest moments was when the Flagstaff airport was dedicated to her father in 1964.
Louella was an active member and sang in the choir of St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church since 1963. She absolutely loved music, singing, and playing the piano. Beginning in 1983, she recorded audio books for the Arizona Braille and Talking Books Library. In 1998, she was recognized by the State of Arizona for her volunteer work with Talking Books and in 2010, she received a Lifetime Achievement award for 25 years of service. She recorded 38 audio books that are available in their library.
She was one of the founding members of the Phoenix Friends of C.G. Jung, within which she was a member and intermittent officer, including President, for 34 years.
She was also a member of The First Families of Arizona, Arizonans who are direct descendants of first generation families.
The pride and love of her life was her family of five kids.
Louella is preceded in death by her parents, Clarence T. and Loretta B. Pulliam, her brother, C.T. (Buddy) Pulliam, Jr., her husband, Jack W. Marshall, and her son, George W. Marshall. She is survived by her children John Marshall, Tom (Valerie Jenkins) Marshall, Dan Marshall, and Margaret (Kent) Mullison, and grandchildren Kevin and Ryan Mullison.
Visitation and viewing will be held on Sunday, February 3, 2019 from 1:00-3:00p.m. at Messinger Indian School Mortuary, 7601 E Indian School Rd., Scottsdale. Funeral services will be held February 4, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Stephens Episcopal Church, 2310 N 56th St, Phoenix. Graveside service will be held on February 5, 2019 at noon, at the Citizen Cemetery, 1300 S. San Francisco St, Flagstaff.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Stephens Episcopal Church, 2310 N 56th St, Phoenix, AZ 85008, Hospice of the Valley, 1510 E Flower St, Phoenix AZ 85014, Phoenix Friends of C.G. Jung, 3104 E Camelback Rd, PMB 526, Phoenix, AZ 85016-4502.
Condolences may be expressed online at messingermortuary/listing