Rader Funeral Home - Kilgore, TX

Gertrude Lula Marshall
November 5, 1915 - August 24, 2007
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Gertrude Lula Marshall


Services for Gertrude “Trudy” Marshall, 91, of Longview will be at ten a. m., Monday, August 27, 2007 at the Chapel of Rader Funeral Home with the Reverend James Henderson officiating.  Burial will follow at Gladewater Memorial Park.  Mrs. Marshall passed away Friday, August 24, 2007 in Longview.


Mrs. Marshall was born on November 5, 1915 in Okemah, Oklahoma to the late Leonard and Mary Alice Vaughn.  She was a graduate of Longview High School and Kilgore College.  At the age of sixteen, she married Virgil Blankenship.  The couple later moved to Fort Worth, Texas, where they owned and operated several restaurants during the 1940’s and 50’s.  After the death of Mr. Blankenship, she married Mickey Marshall in 1970.  Mrs. Marshall worked for Sears in the mail order division.  She and Mickey loved to travel and she was always ready when someone said, “go.”  Mrs. Marshall loved to entertain and enjoyed preparing the food for her parties.


She is survived by three nephews, Bill Vaticalos of Longview, Robert Vaticalos of Dallas, and Don Wilcox of Bellingham, Washington; a niece, Elaine Frederick of Austin; a great nephew, George Mayo;

A great niece, Stephanie Hearne and husband Doug; five great- great nieces, Baillie and Dodson Hearne, Britney Ondress, Vanessa, and Lauren Mayo; three stepdaughters, Patricia Griffith and husband James, Margaret Paulsel and husband Vince, and Paula Aikin and husband Harrold all of Huntsville, Texas; eight step grandchildren; nine step great grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Pauline Marshall of Socorro, New Mexico; and two dear friends, Cleburne McAlister of Longview and Don Schuster of Dallas.


Mrs. Marshall was preceded in death by her parents and her husbands Virgil Blankenship and Mickey Marshall


The family will receive friends at Rader Funeral Home, Sunday, August 26, 2007, from six to eight p.m.


Gertrude Lula Marshall
November 5, 1915 - August 24, 2007




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