Marshall was born in Parsons on March 23, 1947. He was one of four children and the only son of Marshall D. and Leota Lance Sage. He graduated from Parsons High School in 1965 and earned a bachelor of science degree from Pittsburg State University in 1969.
Marshall joined the U.S. Army and served in many locations, including Germany, Fort Riley, Kan., and Desert Storm. He considered his service to his country one of his greatest accomplishments.
He retired from the U.S. Army with the rank of lieutenant colonel. He also worked as a stockbroker for many years, including many successful years at Kidder Peabody in San Diego. In Boise, he hosted a hunting and fishing outdoor program on a local radio station.
Marshall loved the Idaho outdoors. He was an avid bird hunter and fisherman. He had played high school basketball, football and baseball as well as college basketball and continued to enjoy sports throughout his life.
Marshall and his beloved wife Holly enjoyed many special friends and great adventures during their marriage. Highlights included a rugged outdoor trip to Alaska, flying in a small plane across the Midwest, bird hunting with friends in the Dakotas, an amazing trip to Mexico and a fantastic voyage across the Southwest and many more.
Though he moved many times, Marshall maintained many lifelong friends. He was great at keeping contact with those he loved.
Marshall was a member of Sigma Tau Gamma fraternity, a lifetime member of the National Rifle Association, a Safari Club International member, an Elk of the BPOE-Weiser Lodge and attended Calvary Chapel. He had a great knowledge of the Bible and a tremendous love of the Lord.
Survivors include his wife, Holly Sage; his children, Michael, Dean and Jenny Sage of San Diego; his sister, Carolyn (Chris) Johnson of Fort Smith, Ark.; stepdaughter, Annie Henman; granddaughters, Bailey and Greta of Boise, Idaho; as well as Holly’s family and numerous aunts and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents; parents; his sisters, Betty Ann and Connie; and numerous aunts and uncles.
The memorial service will be on Nov. 29 in Boise.