It is with heavy hearts, we announce the passing of our beloved father Michael Joel Marshall, known affectionately as "Dad", "Grampa" \n"Papa" "MJ" or "Marshall", on December 21, 2023 surrounded by his loved ones. Born on June 19, 1942, in Salt Lake City, Utah. His life was a testament to the adage he deeply believed in, "Live life to the fullest and for your own purposeful happiness. Just be a good human being."\n\nMichael had a unique journey. His career path was as varied and interesting as the man himself - from serving in the Army from 1966 to 1968, delivering Budweiser in Seattle, Washington to working for the Union Pacific Railroad which he loved, and finally retiring as a beloved school bus driver for the Jordan School District in SLC, Utah. Michael's hobbies reflected his love for life and the outdoors. His most loved hobby was golfing and he was on the course as often as he could be. He also enjoyed hiking, snowmobiling, water sports, and fishing. He cherished traveling and spending time with his partner June and his beloved puppy Zoie. \n \nMichael is survived by his daughters Suzanne Marshall, Lynn (Cody) Worthen-Marshall, Jennifer Marshall, Janeen (Steve) Antoniou, and Paulette Jolley. He is also survived by his domestic partner, June Larsen of Manti, Utah. He has many grand children and great grandchildren that he loved. Michael was preceded in death by his parents, LeGrand and Donna Marshall; his brothers, Gary, Rick, and Courtland Marshall; his sister, Sharrie Bouman; and his daughters Terri Flynn, Kathleen Wyatt, and Christine Howell-Martak. \n\nI read of a man who stood to speak at the funeral of a friend\nHe referred to the dates on the tombstone, from the beginning to the end. He noted first, came the date of birth and spoke the following date with tears, but he said that what mattered most of all, was the dash between those years\nFor that dash represents all of the time that they spent alive on earth and now only those who loved them, know what that little line is worth. \nFor it matters not how much we own, the cars, the house, the cash\nwhat matters is how we live and love and how we spend our dash\nSo think about this long and hard, are there things you’d like to change. For you never know how much time is left, that can still be rearranged. If we could just slow down enough, to consider what’s true and real, and always try to understand the way other people feel...\nBe less quick to anger, show appreciation more, and love the people in our lives, like we’ve never loved before. \nIf we treat each other with respect and more often wear a smile, remembering this special dash will only last a little while.\nSo when your eulogy is being read with your lifes actions to rehash, will you be proud of the things they say… about how you spent your dash? \nAuthor Linda Ellis~\n\nWe were blessed to have such a wonderful man in our lives with all of his wisdom and imperfections. Our best friend and confidant in this life is now gone from our sight, but we know you will be waiting for us with open arms and that gentle hug that is oh so familiar. Until then daddy..... we love you. \n\nWe will be celebrating our father's life journey at a later date. \n\nPlease take a moment to leave memories, upload photos, or share a tribute to Michael on his memorial page. Let's continue to celebrate his remarkable life and the joy he brought to us all.