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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