Virgil Foster Marshall of Grand Junction, CO. was born on September 2, 1925 in Yampa, CO., to Lawrence (Doc) Marshall and Eva Marshall. He went to be with his Lord on Dec. 23, 2018.
Virgil served in the Navy during World War II, and while in the Navy married Clarice Rose on June 14, 1945. After returning home to Yampa at the end of the war he began to pursue his lifelong dream of being a rancher in Route County Colorado. He became the owner of a ranch in Yampa, CO. and later one at McCoy, CO. In 1964 he obeyed God's call to the ministry, selling the ranch at McCoy and attending Western Bible Institute in Morrison, CO. Upon graduating in 1968 he went into the ministry, pastoring churches at Cotopaxi, CO., Phillipsburg, MT., and Loomis, WA. After retiring from the pastorate on Jan. 1, 1990, he had a variety of interim ministries with Village Missions, and spent 10 years speaking at chapel services in Quartzite and Brenda, Arizona. Virgil enjoyed hunting, fishing, raising and riding his horses. But most of all he enjoyed spending time with his family.
He is survived by his wife, Clarice Marshall of Grand Junction, CO., his daughters, Sherry Slape and Becky Marshall, both of Clifton, CO., his son Ron Marshall of Crawford, CO., 5 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and 5 great great grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at Clifton Bible Chapel, in Clifton, CO. on Friday December 28, 2018 at 11:00 am. Please no flowers or plants. Instead make donations
to Hope West Hospice.