North Fork leader Kelly Marshall dies

January 9, 2018

Kelly Michele Marshall, 56, a long-time Sierra Mono Museum leader, has died.

Her death occurred Dec. 24 at her home in North Fork.

She was born in Madera, the daughter of Herman and Lois Walker.

She attended Sierra High School, graduated from business college as a legal secretary, and was employed as director of human resources for Chawanakee Unified School District for 33 years.

She was the wife of Jason Kaelii Marshall, to whom she was married for 24 years.

She was president of the Board of Directors of the Sierra Mono Museum over 15 years. She was also a member of the California Indian Basket Weavers Association, CASBO, and a citizen of the North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians. She enjoyed quilting, sewing, hiking and making jam. She will be remembered for her dedication, loyalty, great sense of character, captivating smile and laugh, ability to pass no judgments, and leadership.

She is survived by her husband, Jason Marshall; daughters, Lindsay Bethel, Hannah and Bryan Smith, Amy Marshall; and her grandchildren, Julia, Levi and Emma.

Memorial donations may be made to the Sierra Mono Museum, 33103 Road 228, North Fork, CA 93643 ( and 877-2115).

A graveside service was held Jan. 5 at North Fork Cemetery, followed by a reception at North Fork Town Hall.


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