Greg Marshall
1949 - 2020
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GREG MARSHALL

Greg Marshall lost his fight with Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP), Oct. 28, 2020. Greg was born in Vancouver, WA, to Bill and Barbara Marshall; he attended Hudson’s Bay High School.
Greg went to the University of Oregon on a football scholarship, graduating in 1971. This was the beginning of number “40’s” lifelong love for the University of Oregon and the Ducks. He supported the Oregon Athletic Foundation, was the President of the Oregon Club in the late 70s and had season football tickets from the year he graduated until last year when he could no longer walk to his seats.
Greg met his college sweetheart and future wife, Nancy Wilkinson, on campus. They were married for 49 years.
Greg and his family loved playing golf together, skiing together, and especially playing with the grandchildren. The biggest regret Greg had when he was diagnosed with PSP was that he could not play football and run on the beach with his grandkids the last few years.
Greg spent his professional life in the financial field and the car business. When not working, he led a life full of fun and activities with many good friends _ whether it was on the golf course, the ski slopes, attending Duck football games, playing handball or at the Marshall home in Gearhart on the Oregon Coast.
He was very involved at the Multnomah Athletic Club and served on many committees. His favorite contribution to the MAC was developing the Annual Duck/Beaver Blood Drive. Greg was a regular blood donor, giving over 40 gallons of blood in his lifetime.
Greg is survived by his wife, Nancy; their two children, Aaron Marshall (Leah) and Brooke Ives (Ben); and their four darling grandchildren, Isaac and Stella Marshall, and Joseph and Carter Ives. He is also survived by his father, Bill Marshall; sister, Marilyn Vancil; and brother, Charlie Marshall.
Due to the pandemic, we are not holding a celebration of life immediately but intend to hold a celebration when we can get together, in person, to express our love and affection for Greg. In the meantime, please remember Greg when the Ducks score their touchdowns, hold up a glass of your favorite beverage with a cheer to number ‘40’ for the positive attitude he had throughout his journey.
In memory of Greg, please consider a financial donation to the Red Cross and sign up to give blood at www.redcross.org
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Published in The Columbian on Nov. 8, 2020.
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November 13, 2020
Greg and I were in Kindergarten together all the way through HS. Lots of rounds of golf God now has a great full back at his side! Greg is next to our teacher, but I’m in front with a girl on each side of memiss u buddy.
Tim Mackin
Classmate
November 11, 2020
All my life Greg Marshall was there. Grade school, middle school and Hudson's Bay. My father worked with his Dad selling cars. Rest in Peace my forever friend. Fly like a Eagle Class of 67. Sharon Dole Portland, Oregon.
Sharon Dole
Classmate
November 11, 2020
Nancy and family: so sorry about about "monster's" passing. please let us know when you have a date for his celebration of life. our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Fores and Cathy
fores and Cathy
Friend
November 10, 2020
I went to Bay with Greg. I was his campaign manager when he ran for office. We dated some, went to a dance together and shared a good friendship. He always had a big smile for people and a hardy laugh. I am so saddened to hear of his passing. God bless him and to all the family.
Nancy (Arisman) Newlean
Nancy (Arisman) Newlean
Friend
November 10, 2020
I went to Hudson's Bay with Greg. He was a good friend and we enjoyed playing sports together. I'm very sorry to hear of his passing and send thoughts and prayers to all his family. Rest in peace Number 40!

Scott Keller
Scott Keller
Friend
November 10, 2020
Greg was a good childhood friend. I always had fun with him golfing at Royal Oaks, skiing at Mt. Hood (and some other adventures his Dad will remember), boy scouts and watching his great athletic ability. Too bad he left us so soon.
Jim Brown
Jim Brown
Friend
November 10, 2020
Bill, and family. so sorry for your loss. Memories go way back to our families at church when Greg & I were kids.
bob staples
Friend
November 10, 2020
I went to high school with Greg. He was a friend and always had a smile on his face. I last saw and talked to him at our 50th high school reunion. Rest in peace.
Diane DeLong
Friend
November 9, 2020
Greg was a good childhood friend, going back to my earliest memories. We spent many fun times together in family, church and sports activities. He was always an ideal for me for athletic excellence as well as being a good friend. I shall miss his presence in this life!
George F Vaughan
Friend
November 9, 2020
A good fellow, a great competitor, big smile, kind heart, huge Duck fan, fellow Beta, that is how I will remember Greg.
I believe that God is holding Nancy and her family very close now and in the challenging days ahead.
God bless, Dino
A Dean Jones
Friend
November 8, 2020
Condolences to you Nancy and the Marshall family, Greg will be missed. Love that smile on Greg's face, he lived life to the fullest. Stay well and Go Ducks!!
Bruce & Margi Fraser
Friend
November 8, 2020
Nancy, I am very sorry for your family's loss. Ever since I bought my first car from him while in college, I always enjoyed running in to him at Duck events, MAC and on the golf course. He and your family are in my prayers.
Mark Gram
Friend
November 8, 2020
To my "little brother" at the Beta House, Rest In Peace. You brought many memories we will share forever such as the fraternity, watching you play football, being in each others weddings and watching your family grow. To Nancy, Aaron and Brooke, you are in our thoughts and prayers and Jean and I will remember Greg forever.

Paul and Jean Carlson
Paul & Jean Carlson
Friend
November 8, 2020
Sorry to hear of Greg’s passing. Best wishes and prayers for Nancy and family. Laurie and Jerry Briggs
Jerry Briggs
Friend
November 8, 2020
Bill, I am so sorry you have lost your son, I know how very precious a son is. I am also sorry to read it was to PSP: my own dear husband died from PSP in 1994, it was practically unknown then. I served on the Board of the Society for PSP as Treasurer; we could have talked about the disease while you were here at VanMall Retirement. If you would like to talk now, please call on me, I'm sure you remember me. All my sympathy to you and your family. Paula
Paula John
Acquaintance
November 8, 2020
Playing golf competitively against Greg was always a fierce battle to the end but it was the after golf social time with Nancy & Greg that will be the memories we will mostly cherish forever.
Terry & Vickie Isaacs
Friend
November 8, 2020
I only knew Greg for a few months but he touched my heart and I will never forget him.
Kristie
November 7, 2020
With deepest sympathy and fondest memories to your family, Nancy......Keri Nicolaisen
Keri nicolaisen
Friend
November 7, 2020
Heartbroken that Greg left us so early. Herb and I will remember our beach trips and Bandon golf, the pitch games and your gracious sharing of the Gearhart house for decades. Nancy, we love you and know how great a team you were. To you and your family, we send love and our deepest condolences.
Kathy Smith
Friend
November 7, 2020
Nancy, Brooke, Aaron, & entire Marshall family, We extend our deepest condolences!
Cam & Bruce Ives
Cam Ives
Family
November 7, 2020
Greg was always smiling and had the warmest greetings for all. He will forever be a cherished friend of our family ..such a wonderful man!
Macks
Friend
November 6, 2020
You were my roommate in the Beta House at Oregon--Always thought you were great guy then as I did through all the years we would share a drink and jokes and stories at the MAC--I know the last couple of years were rough on you and Nancy--RIP my brother-------Peace and eternal glory are now the world you occupy--Bill
Dr. Bill Shaw
Friend
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