DENVER, Colo. — Richard K. Marshall, 68, passed away Sept. 15, 2016. He was diagnosed with cancer in July. Born on Sept. 3, 1948, in Great Bend, Richard moved to Denver in 1971 after graduating from Kansas State University. He met his wife, Margaret, during the first month he arrived and they married in 1972. They have three children, Jonathan, Charles and Elizabeth. He was a landscape architect, planner and urban designer with over 40 years of experience throughout the United States. For 35 years he was an owner and principal of DHM Design (formally Denton, Harper, Marshall). Dick was awarded the distinction of Fellowship in the American Society of Landscape Architecture.
Richard served on the Downtown Denver Partnership’s 16th Street Mall Steering Committee. He was honored by the Denver Partnership in 2014 as the Volunteer of the Year for his efforts to help make Downtown Denver a more walkable, livable neighborhood. He fulfilled a leadership role for the City of Denver’s l4th Street initiative in Downtown Denver. He was the lead Program Manager for the 16 block
Cherry Creek North BID’S Capital Improvements Streetscape project. He served for over 15 years on the Lowry Design Review committee and designed the landscape for several projects in Lowry.
Richard grew up bird hunting in Kansas and was an avid sportsman. His other main enjoyments were skiing and golf. He loved a good political argument.
Richard is survived by his loving wife, Margaret; his children Jonathan Marshall, Las Vegas,Nev., Charles Marshall, Denver, Colo., and Elizabeth (Marshall) Figgins, son-in-law Justin Figgins, and grandson Birch Figgins, all of Moyie Springs, Idaho; mother, Lois Marshall, Great Bend; sister Barbara Nelson; brother-in-law Mike Nelson, Alvin, Texas; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Charles Marshall in 1988.
Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 7, at First Presbyterian Church in Great Bend. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Ducks Unlimited (ducks.org), Denver Hospice (the denver hospice.org), or the MAX Fund(maxfund.org) or your favorite charity in Richard’s name.
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Sept. 25, 2016**