Gregory F Marshall was born October 30, 1949 in Cedar City, Utah to Fay and Elizabeth (Betty) Marshall. He passed away peacefully on December 10, 2022. He was the oldest boy of five children. He had an older sister Elaine (we call Andy Lane) who adored him and would do anything for him to this day!! Greg had lots of friends. His best friend was his brother Tommy and he had lots of cousins he grew up with. Grandpa Fay farmed with his brothers and all the boys Greg, Chris, Elvin, Ron, Tim, Tommy, Douglas, and Blake spent the days down the field working & playing together! When Greg was nine years old they sent him to Utopia to change the water where he hit a soft spot in the road and rolled the truck he was driving! He got a bike for Christmas when he was 10 that had gears on it and he hit the cattleguard and broke his wrist! \n\nGreg was always a great tease. He could have Elaine crying over nothing!! He liked to always climb on top of the barn. When he was 4 years old his cousin Ken came and they couldn’t find the boys and sure enough they were on top of the barn! The kids loved to have rodeos every Sunday. Greg would have all of his cousins and friends riding the Calves and the Colts!! He loved going out west chasing wild horses! When Greg was in the 11th grade and Tommy was in the eighth grade, Fay said, "I’m taking the boys out of school today to go deer hunting with grandpa Lambson." Fay must’ve known that grandpa would not be here the next year to hunt and he wasn’t. They didn’t get a deer but lots of antelope! Greg loved spending time in the hills deer hunting or chasing wild horses cutting wood and picking pinenuts, those were some of the best times!\n\nGreg met the love of his life and had his first date with Marlene in December 1967. She went off to Nursing school and he was drafted to the army and they wrote each other the whole time!\n\nGreg served in the Army. He was stationed in Germany he had not written for six weeks so Betty went down and asked Marlene if she had heard anything from Greg and when she hadn’t, Betty wrote the commanding officer to find out what was wrong. The commanding officer wrote back and said Greg was an outstanding soldier and they had been out in the field for some time but he would see to it that he wrote home!! The phone rang about 6:30 the next morning. Fay had gone to the field and when she answered she couldn’t understand them so she just hung up. By the fourth time calling Greg yelled mom don’t hang up it’s Greg! He was in Italy on furlough! Dad loved his country. He was very patriotic but did not want to talk about his time in the war! \n\nDad came home in December 1971 and Greg and Marlene were married February 19, 1972! They were blessed with four children Cynthia, Gus, Nick, and Ashley.\n\nDad and mom never met a stranger, everyone was welcome in their home at the farm and in their lives! I’ve never known two more loving people than my parents!! Dad taught us how to work hard and do things right the first time!! He told us if you get bucked off you always get back on. Or you’ll never get on again!! He taught us to treat your elders with respect and be kind to everyone!! Farming was hard work, we learned a lot! Dad was brokenhearted when his brother Tommy was killed & that was the first time I saw my daddy cry! He and Tommy had only had their farm a little over a year so he had to do it on his own.. with the help of his cousins! Dad knew how to grow hay, he had a beautiful farm!! Then a year and a half later his next best friend & cousin Roger froze to death out hunting lions!! Dad has missed them dearly! I’m sure it was a sweet reunion in heaven when he returned! And if there’s coffee or beer there I’m sure there’s a big party!! Greg was a good friend!! But his very favorite part of life was being grandpa! And I can say he was the very best at being Gramps!! He loved babies and made sure he was at the hospital for the birth of most of his grandchildren he needed to be the first to hold them! The kids love coming to grandma and grandpa's house, in fact my oldest son jumped out of the car going down the road one day because he was going back to grandpas!! Dad and mom made their yard the best park in town for their grandkids to enjoy! They love having parties at their house!! They have 16 grandchildren, five grand kids in law, and six almost 7 great grand children who are the light of their lives!! When each of us got married our in-laws became their family too!! So there are a lot more grandchildren that they consider their own!! The greatest man I’ve ever known I was blessed to call him Dad! Our kids worship the ground he walks on and anything he said goes.. cause grandpa told me so!!! Keep the jokes coming Dad!! (you just never know where you’re going to find his teeth). To the last real cowboy I hope you enjoy the ride!! Love Cynthia (Sis).\n\nGreg is survived by his wife Marlene Finch, his daughter Cynthia (Kevin )Evans, sons Gus (Adrienne) Marshall, Nicholas (Paige) Marshall, daughter Ashley (Devin) Johnson, and siblings Elaine (Dale) Baldwin, Grace (Scott) Bealer, and Sidney (Jennifer) Marshall. He is preceded in death by his parents Fay and Betty Marshall and his brother Tommy!! Many friends and cousins! He will be truly missed!! \n\nFuneral services will be held Tuesday, December 13, 2022 at 2:00pm in Minersville, Utah at the Minersville 1st Ward Chapel of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Saints (130 West Main, Minersville, UT). A viewing will be held that day from 12:00 - 1:30pm. He will be laid to rest in the Minersville Cemetery immediately following the funeral under the direction of Southern Utah Mortuary. Online condolences may be sent and a live stream of the funeral service viewed at www.mortuary.org.