The family is very proud of Marsh and the other firefighters who died, his uncle said. "They put their lives on the line to help save other people and their property."
Grant McKee, 21 -- McKee was a cousin of Robert Caldwell, another fire victim, John Nelson, a friend of both, told The Arizona Republic.
"Robert and Grant were both great guys," Nelson said. "They were passionate about what they did. Grant had a really good heart."
Sean Misner, 26 -- Jayson Lambert was banking on his best friend being his best man. "We were close enough that I still said, 'I love you' when we said goodbye on the phone," Lambert said of Misner. Lambert and Misner had known each other since Lambert was 7. They played baseball and went to church together in Santa Ynez, California, Lambert told the Santa Maria Times. Misner met his wife, Amanda, while working in a grocery store. They married in September, and she is expecting their first child, Jaxon Herbert Misner, in two months, she told CNN affiliate KEYT. Misner, 26, was inspired by his grandfather, a firefighter himself, and wanted to follow in his footsteps.
Scott Norris, 28 -- "Wise beyond his years." That's how Jim Marnell described Norris. The two worked together at a gun shop in the off season, according to CNN affiliate KPHO.
"When I finally woke up this morning, I thought I had dreamt of his demise but quickly realized that it was reality," Marnell said.
He described Scott as as witty and someone who could connect with anyone.
"Scott was an exceptional man, wise beyond his years," Marnell told the affiliate.
Wade Parker, 22 -- Parker was the kind of guy who "would lay down his life for a friend, and I think he lived for that," said Laura Kirk. Her children grew up with Parker and were close friends, she told CNN affiliate KPHO.
She said she would remember Wade as a daredevil who loved sports, his fiance, and his church.
Members of Manifest Youth Ministry gathered Monday to mourn one of their most beloved members, KPHO reported.
Parker was engaged to be married in October.
John Percin, 24 -- It wasn't a surprise to Nick Havely that Percin, his close friend, ended up a firefighter.
"He was very energetic and outgoing," Havely told CNN affiliate KGW. "He had a positive attitude about everything. He loves the outdoors so that's why it didn't surprise me when he told me he wanted to be a firefighter."
Percin was a 2007 graduate of West Linn High School in West Linn, Oregon, the affiliate said.
His family released a statement upon his death:
"John was a brave and courageous man who never hesitated to put others before himself.
"He was loved by many, and he will always be remembered. He is an inspiration to us all. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of his fallen brothers and their families."
Anthony Rose, 23 -- Theresa Mooney saw the tragedy of the Yarnell Hill fire unfold on television, but she thought Rose, her daughter's fiancee, was home safe. He wasn't.
"She said, 'No, he was called back out -- him and the crew, the whole crew. They're gone,'" Mooney told CNN affiliate WTMJ, recalling a conversation with her daughter, Tiffany Hettrick.
The couple was expecting its first child in the fall.
Mooney told WTMJ she had a message for Rose.
"Watch down on Tiffany and your baby. Stay by them," she told the affiliate "And he will."
James Steed, 36 -- Steed had been part of the Granite Mountain Hotshots for more than 10 years. He captained the unit for the past two years, CNN affiliate KCPQ reported.
His brother Cassidy raised him after their mother died 25 years ago, the station reported.