Marvin G. Fisher|
February 11, 1918 ~ March 1, 2014
Roy, UT-Marvin G. Fisher passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 1, 2014, after a short illness, just a few days after his 96th birthday.
He was born on February 11th, 1918, in Park City, Utah to George Muir and Avis Brown Fisher. He was the second son among five children.
He has been known in recent years as the singing/harmonica man in the community. He was quick to play his harmonica or sing to almost anyone who would listen. His storied life began in an exciting and adventurous community. His father, George, was the town Marshall in Park City, Utah, and this colorful mining town kept him busy. Dad was a good student, accomplished musician, and athlete, graduating from Park City High School in 1936 as Salutatorian. Following high school, he attended Westminster College on a music scholarship and played and sang on weekends in dance bands throughout Northern Utah. His love of music developed into a lifelong passion. He was gifted in memorization and could quote poems and sing lyrics of all the old time songs for hours. Eventually he moved to Southern California where he worked at the Mount Zion Hospital in Los Angeles and attended Pasadena Junior College. One of his classmates was the famous Jackie Robinson. Thereafter he returned to Utah and discovered the love of his life at a dance in Provo, Utah. He later married Georganna Bates in April of 1939-and they were subsequently sealed in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. They were married for 74 years until her passing three years ago. He has been anxious to join her since. He served in the Navy during World War II, and he and Georganna began their family shortly after. Following the war, they settled in Layton and he began a career in civil service at Hill Air Force Base where he eventually retired after 32 years of service. They bought a small home in Sunset Heights, near Clearfield, where they raised their family of five children. They also lived in North Ogden, Layton and for the last thirty years in Roy, Utah. Dad was a lifelong member of the LDS Church and served as a dedicated home teacher, Young Men advisor, Bishop, Stake Clerk, High Priest Group leader, and Temple Worker. He also served with his wife as Directors of the Mormon Battalion Visitors Center in San Diego, California.
His children include; Carole Ann Hickenlooper, Broadbent (Ray) of Evanston, Wyoming, presently serving as Missionaries in the Panama LDS Temple, Marilyn Kusina (Ron) of North Ogden, Utah; Jean Atkins (Tom) of Pocatello, Idaho; Craig G. Fisher (Julia) of Morgan, Utah; and Leslie Mock (Kurt) of North Ogden, Utah 54 grandchildren, and 34 great-grandchildren.
He is survived by two Sisters; Florence Thomsen Wride of Spanish Fork, Utah, and Joyce Mitchell, Oakley, Utah. His two brothers, Earl and Dale preceded him in death. He loved his many nephews and nieces.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, March 6, 2014 at 11 a.m. in the Monte Vista Ward Chapel, 3845 South 2000 West, Roy, Utah. A viewing will take place on Wednesday March 5, 2014 at Myers Roy Mortuary, 5865 South 1900 West from 6 to 8 p.m. and Thursday at the church from 9 to 10:30 a.m. prior to services. Interment, Heber City Cemetery.
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Published in Deseret News from Mar. 4 to Mar. 5, 2014