Everett Hotaling Marine


(July 24, 2004)

A memorial service will be held Thursday, July 29 at 2 p.m. at the Union Presbyterian Church for Everett Hotaling Marine, 99, who died Saturday, July 24 at the Powell Valley Hospital after a short illness.

He was born June 27, 1905, to Asa and Chloe Marine in Valparaiso, Ind., and moved with his family to Chicago, Ill., shortly afterwards. He attended the University of Illinois, then moved to southern California to work on rebuilding the San Francisquito Dam, finishing his engineering degree at the University of Southern California.

He married Elton Louise Pickens in Los Angeles on Dec. 5, 1933.

Mr. Marine retired from the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power in 1968. Everett and Elton moved to Beaverton, Ore., in 1977, and then to Powell in 1987 to be closer to their son, Roger Pickens Marine, and his family.

After the death of his wife in 1989, Everett lived with his son, Roger, and family until his death.

His two loves were his family and his ham radio. He loved living with and spending time with his son, Roger; daughter-in-law, Cathy; and his granddaughters. He welcomed his grandsons-in-law and adored his great-grandchildren.

Everett held one of the oldest ham radio licenses in the country. He relished his early contacts around the world and was on the radio with his local nets up until the time he went into the hospital. He also enjoyed sharing his radios with Boy Scouts. His relations with Boy Scouting went back to 1917, when he became a scout in the newly-organized Chicago troop. He served as scoutmaster for his son and continued serving, sharing his radios with scouts wherever he lived until recently.

He was a kind, gentle Christian soul, who will be missed greatly. He is survived by his son, Roger and daughter-in-law Cathy of Powell; granddaughters Kelly (Lance) Brown and Meredith (Neal Sample) Marine, all of Santa Cruz, Calif., Amanda (Jeremy) Johnston of Powell, Cathy Carole (Brian) Randolph of Nashua, N.H., and Jeanne (Douglas) Foster of Wichita, Kans.; great-grandchildren Jaxon Johnston, Maggie Foster and Aidan Sample. He also leaves special friends, Boomer and Anna Clifton.