Jeffrey Floyd “Marshall” Marshall, son, brother, husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, Jack of all trades and master of most, passed away after a short illness on Sunday, Aug. 26, in Moab, with his dog Buddy by his side. He was 58.
Marshall was born in Little Falls, Minnesota, on Nov. 16, 1959, to Vernon and Barbara Marshall. He found his soulmate in his wife Pamela Clark Alsop, whom he married in Salt Lake City on Aug. 5, 1989. They had just celebrated 29 happy years of marriage.
Although Marshall didn’t have any children of his own, he helped raise Pamela’s children. Jeremy learned a lot from his pops, and Aubrey loved her daddy and talked often about the daddy/daughter dance he took her to when she was 12. Marshall is survived by his son, Jeremy Lee (Tara) Marshall of Grand Junction, Colorado, and daughter, Aubrey Anne (Bobby) Neilson of Marion, Ohio; eight grandchildren, Gavin, Brennen, Parker and Rory Marshall of Grand Junction; Catrale Marshall of Reno, Nevada; Zain, Alexander and Zoe of Marion, Ohio; and three great-grandchildren, Graysan, Charma and Michael, who was just born, and had not had a chance to meet his great-grandpa yet. Marshall is also survived by his parents of Ft. Ripley, Minnesota; three brothers, Vernon (Bernice) Marshall of Pierz, Minnesota; Randy (Julie) Marshall of Pierz; and Wayne (Pat) Marshall of Cody, Wyoming.
Marshall was a master mechanic who could build a car from the ground up. He loved to build Rat Rods and was working on a 1928 Nash at the time of his death. In his younger years, Marshall loved to go camping and four wheeling, but, once he got the shop he always wanted, it was hard to get him out of it. Marshall’s shop became the place where all the guys hung out. He will be missed greatly by all who knew him and called him a friend. Marshall chose to be cremated and have his ashes spread around at all the places he loved to go.
Please help celebrate his life on Saturday, Sept. 22, at the Old City Park for a potluck barbecue from 11 to 3 p.m. Bring a dish, pictures and memories to share. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Humane Society of Moab Valley.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.SpanishValleyMortuary.com.