In memory of
Elbert Marshall
In memory of
Elbert Marshall
MARSHALL, Elbert Elbert Hall Marshall, 96, died peacefully at his home in Dallas on April 3. As an engineer working at Texas Instruments' Government Products Division (now Raytheon) for some 38 years, he was involved in projects relating to aircraft design and missile guidance. An amateur musician, he sang in church and community choruses, and devoted himself to supporting the work of his wife, church music composer and author Jane Marshall (1924-2019). In retirement, he often found ways in which engineering know-how could assist with a musical undertaking. It might be by helping to install a pipe organ in his church, or by transcribing handwritten music manuscript into computerized notation, or by overseeing the design of a computer program for tracking a music publisher's royalty payments. He was an avid baker and cook, and no Marshall holiday dinner would be complete without his home-made dinner rolls. - Elbert Marshall was born June 13, 1924 in Paso Fundo, Brazil, the son of Texas-born parents, C. Herbert and Bernice Hall Marshall, who had traveled to Brazil to do mission work for the Methodist Church. Returning to the United States two years later, they eventually settled in Dallas, where Elbert's father established himself as a gifted physics teacher at Highland Park High School. Elbert shared his father's bent towards engineering, pursuing studies at Southern Methodist University. After a brief tour of duty as a Seabee in the Philippines just as the Pacific War was ending, he returned to Dallas in 1946 to marry his high school sweetheart, Jane Manton. Following post-graduate work at Cornell University, he found his first employment in Dallas at Lone Star Gas. In 1951, shortly after the birth of his first child, he started work at the company which would soon be renamed Texas Instruments, where he remained until his retirement in 1989. - Elbert Marshall was a member of Delta Chi, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Kappa Mu Epsilon, and Sigma Tau. In 2012 he was named an Outstanding Alumnus of SMU. - He is survived by his children, Shoshana Lash of Ansonia, CT, David Marshall of Lewisville, TX, and Peter Marshall of Atlanta, GA, as well as by nieces Sara Marshall, Sara Friedman, Peggy Fowler Hindeman, and Beth Fowler Green. Due to the pandemic, a memorial service will be held at a later date. Memorial gifts in his name may be made to Northaven United Methodist Church, Southern Methodist University (Jane Marshall Student Support Fund), UT Southwestern Medical School, and North Dallas Shared Ministries.
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In memory of
Elbert Marshall
MARSHALL, Elbert Elbert Hall Marshall, 96, died peacefully at his home in Dallas on April 3. As an engineer working at Texas Instruments' Government Products Division (now Raytheon) for some 38 years, he was involved in projects relating to aircraft design and missile guidance. An amateur musician, he sang in church and community choruses, and devoted himself to supporting the work of his wife, church music composer and author Jane Marshall (1924-2019). In retirement, he often found ways in which engineering know-how could assist with a musical undertaking. It might be by helping to install a pipe organ in his church, or by transcribing handwritten music manuscript into computerized notation, or by overseeing the design of a computer program for tracking a music publisher's royalty payments. He was an avid baker and cook, and no Marshall holiday dinner would be complete without his home-made dinner rolls. - Elbert Marshall was born June 13, 1924 in Paso Fundo, Brazil, the son of Texas-born parents, C. Herbert and Bernice Hall Marshall, who had traveled to Brazil to do mission work for the Methodist Church. Returning to the United States two years later, they eventually settled in Dallas, where Elbert's father established himself as a gifted physics teacher at Highland Park High School. Elbert shared his father's bent towards engineering, pursuing studies at Southern Methodist University. After a brief tour of duty as a Seabee in the Philippines just as the Pacific War was ending, he returned to Dallas in 1946 to marry his high school sweetheart, Jane Manton. Following post-graduate work at Cornell University, he found his first employment in Dallas at Lone Star Gas. In 1951, shortly after the birth of his first child, he started work at the company which would soon be renamed Texas Instruments, where he remained until his retirement in 1989. - Elbert Marshall was a member of Delta Chi, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Kappa Mu Epsilon, and Sigma Tau. In 2012 he was named an Outstanding Alumnus of SMU. - He is survived by his children, Shoshana Lash of Ansonia, CT, David Marshall of Lewisville, TX, and Peter Marshall of Atlanta, GA, as well as by nieces Sara Marshall, Sara Friedman, Peggy Fowler Hindeman, and Beth Fowler Green. Due to the pandemic, a memorial service will be held at a later date. Memorial gifts in his name may be made to Northaven United Methodist Church, Southern Methodist University (Jane Marshall Student Support Fund), UT Southwestern Medical School, and North Dallas Shared Ministries.
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