OBITUARY

Peter Nicholas Marshall

August 1, 1978January 5, 2019
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* Husband * Daddy * Friend * Loving husband to Sara; proud and loving daddy to Jade and Amber; son and friend to Chris and Dave; brother and friend to Andy, Tanya, Emma, and Abby; grandson to Margaret; friend and inspiration to all. Born in Sydney, Australia; moved to California in 1979 where he grew up until 1998. * Passionate * Family Man * Passionate about every endeavor he took on, but above all the family he cherished. Moved to Colorado to study engineering in 1998, where he found a lifestyle he loved, married his true love Sara, and together with her brought up two beautiful daughters Jade and Amber * Adventurous * Awesome * Humorous * His adventurous streak was contagious and inspired friends and family to challenge themselves. An awesome passionate skier, who had an athletic grace and beauty that few could match; and a sense of humor that always bubbled through * Caring * Classy * Admirable * A strong and gentle man who cared deeply for others, never hesitated to help out, and was admired by family, friends and colleagues. * Intelligent * Intense * Genuine * Whether it be professional work, personal projects or family recreation, Pete’s approach and preparation was smart, careful, thorough and genuine

Memorial contributions may be made to Jade Marshall and mailed to Adams Bank and Trust, c/o Jade Marshall, 10 Ken Pratt Boulevard, Longmont, CO 80501

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  • Celebration of Life Tuesday, January 15, 2019
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Peter Nicholas Marshall

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Christine Marshall

January 30, 2019

From Elizabeth Brown

Oh Chris, I can't even imagine how hard this is for you and I feel so helpless being so far away. I just hope they can bring Peter home soon.
That's amazing that Pete's work has come through for his family so much, it's so nice to see the best coming out in people at times when it really counts. Poor Sara...it's certainly not going to be easy but at least she has a strong support system around her to help her and girls. I hope Jade doesn't bottle it up too much, it was clear just how much she adored her dad, and how much her adored her in return. And it must be so hard for Sara with Amber not understanding what's going on...I just can't even imagine.
I know that he will certainly live on through all of you, continuing to live his passions as a family, he will always be right there with you. It is going to be bloody hard without him but I'm sure he'll be watching over you all, always.
I never wished so much to be there right now to just be with you all.
I love you ❤️

From Ashley Kurdirka

Dear Chris,
I am so very sorry about the loss of Peter. He will forever live in my memory as the kindest, most thoughtful, smart and handsome guy from school and a wonderful neighbor and friend. There is no doubt that he grew to be an amazing man, husband and father. My deepest sympathy is with you, Dave, Andy and Peter's wife and daughters. I wish you all could have had more time with him. Sending lots of love to you and your family. He is in heaven watching over you all.

Love,
Ashley

Christine Marshall

January 30, 2019

From David Smith

Hi Christine, I wanted to talk to you at the Pete’s funeral however you were surrounded by good friends and felt that’s where you needed to be. Pete and I worked together for many years at AFT, he was the most incredible engineer I ever worked with and an incredible human being. The way he treated people the way he treated me is a testament to how You two raised him. I’m sure you heard of the story where he took a group of his coworkers to the mountains because he couldn’t believe they had not been there. A group of us went to a brewery one night and there was a drawing for a pair of backcountry skis of all the people there I want to be the oldest guy in the room. Anyway I’ve all of the necessary equipment and after Pete Dano ahead and use him yet took me out back country skiing with him I’m sure he was laughing inside as I was out of shape but he waited and we had a great day. Another time when he shared his love of the mountains with someone else. B. and I traveled quite often together on business trips when he was the medical engineer
And I was the medical salesman. His ability to communicate with customers, his calm personality made my job easy. I wanted to speak at the service if the opportunity arose, but in the end the service was perfect. Pete is the same age as my 2 sons and I really felt protective of him. My heart is broken and I can’t imagine the pain you are feeling. Just know he was an exceptional young man call me the last time I was supposed to see Pete was a couple months ago we were all getting together for beers. At the last moment he sent a text saying something came up and he was staying home, “have to be a good dad”. He certainly was. Thank you for bringing Peter in the world.

David, Kay, Alex & Rachel Lyster

January 29, 2019

Peter, our early memories of you are of a cheeky, happy kid, always looking for adventure and excitement. You were smart, talented and eager for a challenge. We knew your achievements would be many and Chris and Dave regularly kept us up to date on your endeavours and life milestones. The precious times spent together when you visited Australia were always happy and will be cherished.
As the years went by we saw you grow into a wonderful husband to Sara and a patient, loving father to Jade and Amber.
We are so heartbroken at your sudden passing and regret that we did not get to spend more time with you. Peter, you will live on in our memories forever and you will never be forgotten.
All our love

Christine Marshall

January 29, 2019

Oh Peter, how much we miss you. It is almost a month since you left us but our heart shows no sign of healing. At first there was the numbness and disbelief of shock but that has changed to plain old grief and hurt.
We have so many beautiful memories and photos of you (yes you gave me a hard time about the number of photos I took but now I wish I had more) not only of you growing up, going camping and skiing as a child, and your many adventures and mishap's and beautiful photos and memories of you and Andy growing up and the love you shared. Then you met Sara, the next love of your life, you married and we gained an amazing Daughter in Law in a beautiful beachfront ceremony.
This was followed by the 'We are expecting announcement' , and then a shocked call from you that the baby was a girl, not a boy as you expected. That beautiful little girl, Jade, who was quickly followed by her sister Amber, added a new dimension of pride and a new level of love to your life. How grateful I was that I was able to visit for a week each month and see your beautiful family grow and to take pictures that will forever be cherished. We also have wonderful memories of the vacations - both skiing and camping we had with you and which we will continue to experience with Sara, Jade and Amber. You and Sara showed the world to these girls and you constantly gave them new experiences to cherish. How you loved being a Dad, developing a special deep bond with both of your beautiful girls that we loved seeing .
Your love of Family included us, grandparents, and your brother Andrew, Tanya and their beautiful girls Emma and Abigail who thought the sun shone out of Uncle Pete. How they loved it when you visited or they came here. They were heartbroken when you left us.
You were the most positive and kind person we have ever met. You never hesitated to give everyone a big bear hug and you gave the best cuddles. I will forever cherish that last bear hug and kiss (X2).
Love you.

Matt Lyster and Jess White

January 29, 2019

Growing up on the other side of the world to my cousin made it harder to stay in touch than I'd like, but whenever we did get to spend time together he always had a lot of time for me, my sisters and my cousins. I remember when Liz and I headed over to the US in 2005 and we spent a few days in Colorado with Pete and Sara. We had an awesome time visiting the mountains and spending a day down at a nearby lake.

Reading all of these memories from all these different people really shows how many lives you touched and how great a guy you really were.

We're all going to miss you Pete.

Charles Zachemsky

January 26, 2019

I met Pete in the fall of 1999 when he drove down from School of Mines in CO to visit Sara at NAU in Flagstaff, AZ for a long weekend. By this point, I'd been friends with Sara for close to two years so one of those weekend evenings the three of us went downtown to the bars together. At the end of the night we climbed back into Pete's little red Toyota pickup (had to fold myself in half to climb in thru the roll cage) to head back to campus. I'd had a couple too many drinks and was talking incessantly while driving back. We stopped at a red light along the way and I glanced over at Pete while I was rambling and he gave me this sideways look that said "dude...seriously, shut the hell up!" He didn't actually say anything but he didn't have to; the look said it all. I shut up for all of about five seconds then kept right on talking. I have no idea what I was talking about and most of the night is fuzzy but I remember that look he gave me clear as day.
I'm thankful that Pete (against his better judgement) let me redeem myself. Over the last nineteen years we and our families got to be close friends. Between all the camping, hiking, rafting, 4-wheeling, skiing, welding, wrenching, building and barbecuing we spent a lot of time together. I was looking forward to our retirement years living down the street from each other swapping stories, borrowing each other's tools and helping each other out with projects. Pete's story ended way too soon. He will be dearly missed.

Christine Marshall

January 24, 2019

Christine Marshall

January 24, 2019

From Hilda Parham

I remember a trip to Disneyland with Peter. It was Drew’s birthday and the two of them and their quieter friend Charlie were in goofy mode. They even found fun in the decending Underground Mine Train line. I would pull Drew off the wall as Peter was climbing. Pull Pete off and repeat with Drew. All the while, peals of laughter all around. Can you say Rambunctious?
There were long summer afternoons of Marco Polo in our pool, Ninja, Friday night pool noodle battles at Wildwood Fort, a film making stage and the stilt races , won’t forget those. I can’t forget the joy of those days. And of course, Drew slaming in the front door, announcing to me, “Mom, Mom Pete stood up for me!” Forget that he showed the signs of having been thumped! (Drew tended to run afoul of a particularly tough little transplant from Brooklyn.) Years later, I watched Pete, the elegant and handsome groom take his beautiful Sara’s hand. Some time later it was Pete, good naturedly, filling the victim’s role in a diapering shower game. Peals of laughter all around.

Ross Rampias

January 22, 2019

My Friend Peter, My Best Friend.
Everyone that met you loved you man. It was easy to do so. You were my friend since Kindergarten and I will always remember you and cherish the times we had together. You taught me so much throughout life, I envied you and your ability to do anything. I will miss you. Love you Pete

Gail Saracelli

January 22, 2019

To the family of Peter Marshall,
Although I don't know you personally, I share your story , your loss, and your grief deeply. When my sister who lives in Denver alerted me to the avalanche story in Silverton, I was immediately taken back to my own sense of horror last April when my son, Tony Saracelli, was killed in an avalanche at Bridger Bowl in Bozeman, Montana. He was, like Peter, a man of the mountains, who loved to share them and bring the inspiration of the outdoors and nature to others. I hope over time you will find comfort in his memory, from those who knew and loved him and cared about him. My heart goes out to you, there is, no explanation for the loss and no time table for the grief. Grief is the price we pay for love and loss like this.
Sincerely,
Gail Saracelli

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