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Marshall Frederick Macy , Age: 76
June 10, 1945 - May 16, 2022

Marshall Frederick Macy

Marsh was born June 10th, 1945 in Lansing, Michigan. He was born to Marvel D. Marshall and Fred Macy. He has one sister, Marilyn Fisher. His family moved from Lansing to Covina, California in 1956. He graduated from Northview High School in 1963.

After high school he went to Snow College. In 1966 he joined the U.S. Coast Guard. After serving 4 years in the U.S. Coast Guard, he started with the Bureau of Prisons in 1970 as a Physician Assistant.

He earned a Bachelor’s in Business Administration and a second Bachelor’s in Behavioral Science. He went to graduate school at Florida State University and earned his Master of Science from the University of Miami, Florida.

His 28 years of prison experience included developing and overseeing health service systems for the State of Washington, Arkansas, and Maryland Departments of Corrections and also for the Federal Bureau of Prisons. He retired from the Bureau of Prisons in 1998.

While still working for the Bureau of Prisons, he took the Dale Carnegie Course. He loved it and became a Dale Carnegie Instructor. It was easy to remember how long he has been affiliated with Dale Carnegie, because his daughter was born the day (hour) he completed his instructor conference. Upon retirement from the Bureau, he became the Area Manager for Dale Carnegie Training of Washington, Crace and Associates. He was certified in both the Dale Carnegie Course and the Leadership Training for Managers course.

Marsh met his wife Deborah Jean Heitzmann, in Olympia, Washington. They were married in 1986, and later sealed in the Salt Lake Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Between them they have four adult children: Drew Macy, Tim Macy, Marissa Lee, and Matthew Macy. They also have six grandchildren: Peni Macy, Owen Macy, Lili Macy, Ceri Macy, Rhydian Lee, and Ewan Lee.

Marsh loved his various church callings, being active in the Boy Scouts, Kiwanis, Olympia Kato Sister City Association, and various other civic organizations. He loved to cook, read, watch the Mariners, Seahawks, and the Sounders, and traveling and spending time with his friends and family.

He will be dearly missed. The family is asking that instead of sending flowers or other gifts to commemorate Marshall’s passing, that friends and family please consider donating to one of his favorite causes: The Latter-Day Saints Charities. A “Just Give” fundraiser has been set up in his honor at this link:



Mary May 23, 2022

Enter your relationship with Marshall Frederick Macy LACEY , Washington

We love the Macy family so much. You are all wonderful examples of our Savior. Marsh will be in our hearts always, and fortunately, we know you can be together again. Mary T.

Georgia Alward May 24, 2022

Family related friends Clyde , California

I am sending the deepest condolences to the Macy Family as they walk through this time of adjustment with the absence of Marshall. We know that there is a place waiting for all of us and that we can be reunited again. Marshall was a dear, strong person who loved God and wanted others to know Him. He will be missed very much. May you all feel the arms of God around you right now with peace and sweetest memories of Marshall.

Welsh Macys May 25, 2022

Daughter in law Aberystwyth ,

We wish we could be there in person with you all to give you all a big Welsh cwtch. We miss him so much and he'll always be a genius in our eyes. Xx

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