Marler, Michael

Michael Marler
Services: Have been held.

Mr. Michael Marler, 49, of Portales, died Saturday, May 21, 2005, at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales.

He was born on Sept. 30, 1955, in Portales, to Willie and Odus Marler.

He graduated from Portales High School in 1973. He worked for Portales Valley Mills (which later became Borden Peanuts) for approximately 27 years before leaving to devote himself full-time to handcrafting guitars and selling them throughout the country.

Family members said he has a lifelong love of music, as a musician and a craftsman, and enjoyed spending time with his musician friends and family.

Survivors include his parents; a sister, Diane Tunnell (and husband, Arthur) of Clovis; a nephew, Stephen Tunnell of Clovis; and a niece, Hannah Tunnell of Clovis.

Scott P. Reeves will officiate
Burial will be at Portales Cemetery.

Honorary pallbearers are all of his musician friends.