Marshall Lilly Passes Away at 78


Marshall R. Lilly of Echo died on Oct. 19, 2021 in Hermiston at the age of 78.

He was born on April 27, 1943 in Wyco, W.V.

Marshall was raised in West Virginia, Michigan and California before moving to Oregon at the age of 18. He was united in marriage to Sharon Ernce on Jan. 23, 1964 in Pasco, Wash.

Marshall worked as a carman for Union Pacific Railroad for 30 years before retiring. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, riding his four-wheeler and cherished time with family.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Sharon Lilly, Echo; daughters, Janet Mitchell, Echo and JoAnna Hiatt, Eugene; son, David Lilly and his wife BJ, Clarkston, Wash.; brother, Lance Lilly, Pendleton; two grandchildren, Evan Hiatt and Seth Hiatt; great grandchildren, Jordyn, Noah, Jacob, Isabella and Jadian; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Marshall was preceded in death by his parents.

A graveside service will be held on Saturday, Oct. 30, 2021 at 1 p.m. at the Echo Cemetery.

Those who wish may make contributions in Marshall’s memory to the Wounded Warrior Project.

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Burns Mortuary of Hermiston is in care of arrangements.


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