Marshall Fox Wilson
April 27, 2005
Memorial services are scheduled for Saturday for Marshall Fox Wilson, who died April 21, 2005, at Carmichael, Calif. He was 90.
Marshall was born June 3, 1914, at Carson Creek, Calif., and graduated from Sacramento High School in 1932. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1942, serving first in the coastal artillery unit and then as an instructor in the Army Signal Corps. He worked for the Pacific Gas and Electric Company for 40 years in the electrical division in Sacramento, eventually rising to the position of superintendent of electrical operations in Stockton, Calif., and later in San Jose, Calif. He was a 25-year resident of South Lake Tahoe.
Marshall was active in the Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Rotary Club, South Lake Tahoe Historical Society and The Retired Officers Association. He was made an Honorary Folsom Power House Docent in 2002, where he first started out as a day laborer and then as a power plant operator 70 years ago. He received his private pilot’s license at the age of 60 and enjoyed flying in the Sacramento and Tahoe areas as recently as 2004.
He is survived by daughter, Marsha Lee Wilson of Carmichael; son and daughter-in-law, Craig Alan and Ann Marie Wilson of Mesa, Ariz.; their sons and wives, David and Lorna Wilson of Minneapolis and their children, Claire, Andrew and Nathan; and Matt and Jamie Wilson, and their children, Zoe and Reece of Sacramento; sisters, Carol Nunn of Sacramento and Blanche Bachmann-Frenaye of Auburn, Calif.; and many nieces and nephews.
Memorial services will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday at Nicoletti, Culjis and Herberger Funeral Home, 5401 Folsom Blvd., Sacramento, CA (916) 451-7284.