Marvin Trevor Michie|
May 21, 1919 ~ February 20, 2013
Our loving father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, Marvin Trevor Michie, 93, of Orem, Utah completed his earthly journey on Wednesday, February 20th at Spring Creek Assisted Living Center in Meridian, Idaho.
Marvin was a courageous and valiant spirit who stands as an example to us all. He was born in Tabiona, Utah on May 21, 1919 to Marvin Robert and Orpha Ellis Wagstaff Michie. He attended school in Tabiona, Utah and continued his schooling at Lincoln High School in Orem, Utah while living with his grandparents. He attended Utah State University in 1939 and took pilot training courses where he learned how to fly. When World War II broke out, he enlisted in the Army Air Corp and was subsequently sent to the China-Burma-India theater as a "Hump Pilot" flying C-46's from India to China across the Himalayas. While there he flew many hours and had some amazing stories that he enjoyed sharing in later years. He received the Distinguished Flying Cross and returned home in 1944.
While stationed at Topeka Army Air Field he met his sweetheart, Patricia Eversole, whom he married on November 15, 1946. After his time in the Air Force he finished his education at Utah State University and graduated in electrical engineering. In 1951 he joined the FBI as a special agent being assigned to El Paso and San Francisco. In 1958 he changed careers and moved to the Chicago area where he spent the rest of his working days in the life insurance industry. Through most of this time he enjoyed his love of flying by staying in the Air Force Reserves where he retired as a Lt. Colonel. In 1993 Marvin and Patricia retired and moved to Orem, Utah.
Marvin was a faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He served diligently in many callings. He and Patricia served a mission at the LDS Family History Center in Salt Lake City, but his passion was working in the temple where he was a sealer for 19 years at the Chicago, Provo, and Mount Timpanogos Temples.
Dad, you will be greatly missed. We are grateful for your life and example, and we look forward to the day when we will all be together again for our next great adventure! The family would also like to express sincere gratitude to the staff of Spring Creek Manor and First Choice Hospice in Idaho as well as Timpanogos Hospital, Stonehenge Rehab, and First Choice Home Health in Utah for their care and support in recent months.
Marvin is survived by his four children David, Carolyn (Paul Tuitupou), Marilyn (Cal Beutler), and Joyce; his 12 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife Patricia, his grandson Andy Tuitupou, and his great-granddaughter Kelsey Kaye Powlus.
Since he was an enthusiastic supporter for all of his grandchildren's LDS missions, Dad would want people to donate to the Missionary Fund for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in lieu of flowers.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 2nd, 1:00 p.m. at the LDS Church located at 114 South 400 West, Orem, Utah. Friends may visit with the family Friday from 6:00- 8:00 p.m. at Sundberg-Olpin Mortuary, 495 S. State St., Orem; and Saturday from 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. prior to the services at the church. Interment will be at the Orem City Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.SundbergOlpinMortuary.com.
Published in Deseret News on Feb. 26, 2013