OBITUARY

Marlon Phillip Stockton

May 14, 1956November 21, 2018

Marlon was born in Salem, Oregon in 1956. He spent many of his childhood summers visiting his grandparents in Texas where he often mentioned cherished memories of riding horses, playing cowboy, and sharing sodas with his grandpa.

Marlon graduated from Sprague High School in 1974, and then worked for American Can Company while starting his family.

He went on to attain his bachelor’s degree then began a career with the State of Oregon Employment Department, where he made many unforgettable friendships.

Marlon was a kind, intelligent, and caring man whose laughter and conversation lit up the room. He was always willing to help anyone who needed him, and routinely checked in on those he cared about to ensure that everyone was doing well.

He enjoyed long bike rides and was proud to participate in the Providence Bridge Pedal rides. He loved watching sports, listening to sports radio, and going to sporting events. He also played in numerous sports leagues throughout his entire life. He was known to be a walking dictionary of sports knowledge. And most of all, Marlon loved and worked hard for his family, for whom he created countless cherished memories where he will live on forever.

Marlon is survived by his daughters Jamie Stockton and Rachel Stockton, grandsons Logan and Oliver, sister Pamela Gahan, mother Shirley Stockton, and many nieces, nephews, and close friends.

A Memorial Service will be held at Howell, Edwards, Doerksen with Rigdon-Ransom Funeral Directors Funeral Home, 1350 Commercial St SE, Salem, OR, on Saturday, January 5, 2019, at 2pm. A reception will follow at the Top Dog Sports Grill, 1798 12th Street SE. Salem, OR.

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Services

5 January

Celebration of Life Service

2:00 pm

Howell Edwards Doerksen With Rigdon-Ransom Funeral Home

1350 Commercial St SE
Salem, OR

Following services at Howell Edwards, a reception gathering will be held at the Top Dog Sports Grill, 1798 12th Street SE. Salem, OR.<br>
REMEMBERING

Marlon Phillip Stockton

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Bogdan Lendel

December 8, 2018

Marlon you are greatly missed. Thank you for being a great friend.

Laura Puhlman

December 4, 2018

Marlon,
I have enjoyed working with you since the day I met you. You have always brought humor to my life. You were always very thoughtful and kind because you were such a caring person. What we had in common is remembering ppls bdays. You never forgot mine and I never forgot yours. I am devistated you are not with us anymore. You were one of a kind and I was privileged to know you and be your friend. I enjoyed our lunches together back in Metro. You will always be missed and never forgotten. May you rest peacefully and I am sorry you had to go so soon. Thanks for being a exceptional friend and coworker. God bless your family. Forever in my heart, Laura.

Phillip Peacock

December 4, 2018

We will always remember our good times and shared memories at American Can.

Bora Harris

December 3, 2018

Beth Golston-Moeller

December 2, 2018

Marlon was a kind gentle soul. He always wore a great smile and he had a positive attitude. I remember the first time I met him...a sweet and adorable little guy and as he grew up he remained just as dear. I will miss Marlon's easy going loving spirit...Rest in the arms of Jesus Marlon...Always, Beth.

David Giovenco

December 2, 2018

Marlon and I worked in the Salem Office back in 2002-2003. He will truly be missed. I'm glad I was able to talk to him right before I retired from the agency. It was fun reminiscing about the old times. RIP my friend.

Marna Bender

December 1, 2018

I don't think I remember a time when Marlon wasn't smiling. Marlon carried an air of congeniality when he spoke.
Working with Marlon was always a pleasure. He added a serious tone when doing his work and was also very helpful to his colleagues. I enjoyed listening to his stories, along with his sense of humor and fair play. I think he had a larger than life personality, and he will be greatly missed.

Josh Norling

December 1, 2018

I met Marlon watching Monday night football with some other friends. His
big smile and kind, genuine demeanor was always nice to see. I remember soon after my dad passed away Marlon was randomly one of the first few people I told out side of family. We were watching the Minnesota Vikings play and that was my dad's favorite team. So when Marlon asked which team I was going for I said "Vikings" and explained why trying not to choke up. Marlon instantly started rooting for the Vikings! He will be very missed and my deepest condolences to the family.

Doug Barrett

November 30, 2018

I worked with Marlon years ago. As mentioned in an earlier memory, Marlon seemed to remember everything about everybody. His love of life and kindhearted concern for all was manifested in his perpetually exuberant smile, that he could not wipe off if he tried. Marlon was, and is, a special human being.

Rachel Stockton

November 30, 2018

I love you dad. Forever.