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 Marvin Franklin Colvin

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Marvin Franklin Colvin

  • Birth 26 Feb 1906 Washington County, Idaho, USA
  • Death 7 Feb 1997 Carnation, King County, Washington, USA
  • Burial Fall City, King County, Washington, USA
  • Plot Div. F, Blk. 27, Lot 1, Plot 4.
  • Memorial ID 5632730

Marvin was the fourth of nine children born to William Thomas and Grace Mae (Castle) Colvin. He married Helen Drier and they were the partents of three children: Margo, Betty and Eric. They also raised 13 foster children.

MARVIN FRANKLIN COLVIN'S LIFE
Born on February 26, 1906, to Will and Grace Colvin, Marvin began his life in Advent Gulch, Idaho. Growing up in a rural community, he enjoyed fishing and gardening.
When he was 28, Marvin met Helen Drier and knew immediately that she was the one for him. After a brief courtship, they married and moved to Gaston, Oregon. In due time, Margo, Betty and Eric arrived to bless their home. That didn't seem to be enough challenge for them, though. Over the years, they opened their homes and hearts to 13 disadvantaged or developmentally challenged foster children, carrying a burden of love for them that friends and family could only wonder at, admire and respect.
Marvin worked as a mill wright, a forklift driver and a limber grader. But he was most at home in his garden, which was often as larger as half an acre. They had plenty for their own use and to give away!
Marvin and Helen were always helping others in need. It wasn't unusual for Marvin to get up in the middle of the night to help someone whose car was broken down, or to take a friend to the hospital. He could often be found praying with an individual going through a crisis. He even took time to visit and pray with their pastor when the pastor was laid up with a bad back. (Parishioner visits and prays for pastor! How's that for a switch?)
The local SDA church was a focal point of Marvin and Helen's life, where he led out as deacon, elder and greeter. His Savior was precious to Marvin, and the feeling was mutual. Marvin fell asleep trusting in his Lord, on February 7, 1997.


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  • Maintained by: Sharon
  • Originally Created by: Carolyn Farnum
  • Added: 23 Jul 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 5632730
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Marvin Franklin Colvin (26 Feb 1906–7 Feb 1997), Find A Grave Memorial no. 5632730, citing Fall City Cemetery, Fall City, King County, Washington, USA ; Maintained by Sharon (contributor 46795073) .