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Marvin Dickey

Marvin R. Dickey was born Dec. 8, 1924 in Chilocothe, MO, moved to Colorado with his family when he was young. Marvin died Aug. 14, 2013 in Loveland, CO. Graduated from Grand Junction High School and joined the U.S. Navy when he was 17 years old. He served his country in WW11 in the Navy as a signalman with the Mermask Crew in Russia and the European Theatre. He married Margaret Wampler on Dec. 31, 1952. They celebrated 58 years of marriage full of laughter and love and helped each other through some rough times until Margaret's death in 2010. Marvin is survived by his two daughters Teri Lynn Tathem of Tucson, AZ and Jeri Lee Whiteside (John) of Loveland, CO. He is survived by 5 grand-children; Colette Tatham Clendaniel, Eric Tatham, Andrea Tatham Engels, Jennet Whiteside Balch and Holly Whiteside. He has 10 great-grandchildren. Marvin was a commercial artist in Grand Junction for most of his life, specializing in neon sign lettering, artistry and construction as well as glass blowing and gold leaf design. Marvin had a great sense of humor and enjoyed life and making people laugh at his dry sense of humor. Marvin had five siblings, two still survive, Cecil Dickey in Silt, CO and Robert Dickey (Pam) of Grand Junction and a brother-in-law Jay Jehorek in Westminister, CO. Cremation was completed. Go to www.viegutfuneralhome.com for condolences


Published in Loveland Reporter-Herald on Aug. 18, 2013
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