Marshall Traverse Sheets, son of Don and Ruth Sheets of Boyne City, was born Jan. 2, 1941, in Detroit. He died March 6, 2013, in Taiwan.
He graduated from Boyne City High School in 1959 and from University of Utah in 1964.
Australia. In Sydney, he married Jean Cross, deceased 1978, and their son, Traverse Singa Sheets, was born in 1970.
Marshall was a sales representative for McGraw-Hill, publisher of college textbooks, in Australia, New Zealand and California.
Marshall made his home in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, for 23 years, tutoring English as a second language. He came to love the culture and made deep friendships in the community. On Sunday, March 17, 2013, they showed their love and respect for him in a memorial ceremony. A videotape was made of the ceremony for his mother, Ruth Sheets, and her friends.