Sept. 7, 1993 –– Dec. 16, 2017
Marc Douglass Duncan was born in Klamath Falls, Ore., to Robert J. Duncan and Shelley A. Goodman. He moved to Joseph in October 1999, along with his father Robert and his grandmother Dee Duncan.
Marc, a 24-year-old and a longtime resident of Joseph, attended Joseph schools and worked as a photographer’s assistant for his father as well as a Wallowa County caregiver.
Marc was a true genius and extremely talented. He excelled at any task he took on. Marc was fluent and self-taught in three languages, an accomplished pianist and an expert computer technician and programmer. He was also an excellent writer and speaker and a gifted mathematician.
He could type 120 words per minute, and he was a critical thinker. He was very charismatic as well. Heads turned when he walked into a room.
Marc was proud to be a gay man. Unfortunately, he was bullied throughout junior high and high school. In spite of this, he was funny, upbeat and passionate. People who really knew him loved and admired him. He was kind to everyone.
Politically, Marc was a strong conservative, a strict constitutionalist and loved America. He was a critical thinker, enjoyed the Fox News Channel, debating politics and always fought for what he believed in. On a lighter note, Marc loved YouTube, the Internet theater and was third best in the world at one of his video games.
In his personal life, Marc was about to move out of a toxic situation and come back home to live with his father to save money and attend college. He was excited about bettering his life. He had recently opened a savings account at Community Bank in Joseph. He was optimistic about his future.
According to his family, the circumstances surrounding his death seem suspect and warrant further investigation.
He is survived by his father and stepmother, Bob and Sherry Duncan of Joseph; two brothers, Rob Duncan (Melissa) of Joseph and Michael Linehan-Goodman (Heather) of Bend; and a sister, Andrea James (Ryan) of Medford.
Memorial donations may be sent to Shriner’s Children’s Hospital in Portland.