George Marling Obituary

George  Edger Marling
George Edger Marling

November 28, 1923 - June 25, 2019
Born in Lodi, CA
Resided in Bend, OR


George Edgar Marling 95, of Bend, passed away on June 25, 2019 from complications after a fall.
Memorial Services will be held at the True Gospel Church downtown Bend on Wednesday July 10, 2019 at 2:00 PM.
George was born in in Lodi California to George Marling and Reverend Harriet E. Marling. George moved to the little town of Bend when he was 4 years old. He attended Bend Public Schools until graduating from Bend Senior High School in 1941. After Graduation George began working for Claypool Furniture in downtown Bend for a short time until he was drafted into the Army, trained for radio communications, and stationed in the Philippines for the United States war effort. George and his radio skills played an important role serving several companies on different islands helping the platoons communicate with the infantry battalion to navigate and organize the first American troops landing on the ground in Tokyo Japan after the drop of the bomb. George’s bravery serving his country in the Philippine campaign earned the young solder two Purple Hearts after being shot twice during his term of service.
After his term of Service George returned to Bend again to be employed by Claypool Furniture, owned by his sister Doris Claypool and Brother in Law, Guy Claypool. George’s hard work and dedication to the business eventually made him the store’s manager. With that title came a lot or responsibility and hard work for George including attending annual Furniture Markets, deciding on and purchasing the store’s inventory, managing sales, advertising and promotions, delivery of furniture, and even found himself installing linoleum and carpet during his 40 plus years at Claypool Furniture.
George was involved with the Bend J.C.’s helping with projects in the community and a member of the Bend Downtown Association that sponsored the very popular Zany Days, the event included fun, prizes, discount sale prices and a merchant dress up contest that George enjoyed and was a winner of the contest more often than not.
George was also an avid and accomplished bowler in 3 of Bends Bowling Leagues. Individually George’s love for bowling landed him over 38 1st place trophies and contributed to the Claypool Furniture team’s 29 team 1st place trophies. George and his lifelong best friend George Martin otherwise known as “The George’s” were a well-known duo in the local and statewide bowling circles even winning the prestigious Progressive League State Doubles Championship.
George is survived by his three children, George Dennis Marling, Jeffrey Scott Marling, and Rheta Carolyn Marling, his Nephew Dale Claypool, Granddaughter Dawn Hoffman and Step-Granddaughter Diane Lebada.




Memorial Service
213 NW Lafayette Ave.
Bend , OR US 97701
Wednesday, July 10, 2019
2:00 PM