Jane Lillian Vance, Marshall’s former professor is mourning the loss of one of her closest students. Vance spoke at Marshall’s service in her hometown in Maryland as a representative of Tech.
“Our community is rocked and shaken with sorrow, “ Vance said at her funeral.
Vance remembered Marshall's interest in the portion of her class about Ancient Tibetan teachings on being wise and compassionate.
“She was attracted to that subject because she was that; that was native to her nature,” Vance said. “Most kids who are 20 years old have only discovered what kind of order they like to place at Starbucks. But not Annalee. Annalee was already a part of something bigger then herself.”
In her free time, Marshall loved painting and riding her horse Splash. When she was at home she was active with her dogs, teaching them agility training.
“Before she went to Tech, her home was really the barn,” her mother recalled.
Marshall was also a member of the Equestrian Team on campus and her captain, Danielle Drombrow, a fellow Animal and Poultry Sciences major, recalled her gift with horses.
“She was great around the horses," Drombrow said. "She absolutely loved them. She was such an asset to the team, and always so positive.”
Drombrow described her laughter as contagious, always helping lift the team and encourage them during competitions.
From Equestrian Team to Help Save the Next Girl, Marshall's involvement on campus had a wide impact.
“She wanted to do so many great things, and so many great things will be done in her honor. Her legacy will prevail,” Schneider said.