My husband Marv Roth passed away September 1, 2013 after a brief illness and surgery. Marv was born near Ault, Colorado on January 3, 1944 to Rhinie Roth and Lois Snyder Roth. One of the 14 children that grew up together during the 40's and 50's, Marv and his brothers had many fun adventures. He attended school in Johnstown and Milliken before moving to Loveland in his junior high years. Starting to work early in life, he worked on the farm, worked at the Hiway House in Loveland, and the Loveland Trailer Factory. He worked briefly at Tribble Stone Company near Boulder, before starting his career in Carpentry and building. He owned several construction companies, including Roth Builders, Colony Construction, and Proud Traditions. Over the years, he built thousands of quality homes in Northern Colorado. His many customers usually became friends as well! We met in the winter of 1961, married on August 25, 1962 and began the most wonderful life any couple could hope to have. We have 3 children- Holly Roth Tewsley (Mark), Amy Roth Lane (Alan), and Rueben Frank Roth (Tavia). The 12 twelve grandchildren are Colby Lane, Candace Lane, Courtney Lane Vinaske (Richard), Tawny Tewsley Hall (John), Alison Tewsley, Kaili Tewsley, Luke Tewsley, Kelcy Roth, Kayden Roth, Miranda Roth, Lacey Roth, and Elijah Staley. 3 great Grandchildren, Cassandra and Jackson Vinaske and Brooklyn Gage. Marv was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Harvey, Bill, Gary and Harold Roth and sister Marjie Roth Strock. He is survived by brothers Ronald (Joyce) Michael, and David and sisters Beulah Banks(Dan), Darlene Harding (Bob), Linda Roth, Juanita Sommerfeld (Ted), Carol Davis (Jim) and numerous nephews, nieces and cousins. Marv had interesting hobbies that kept him and the family busy and on many tours with his antique cars. He was well known as an authority on early Ford autos (1905-1915) and was often contacted from Australia, Germany and England as well as throughout the U.S. to share his knowledge and expertise. As a member of Horseless Carriage Club of America and the Model T Ford Club of America, Marv made many life-long friends who will miss him and his generous, caring ways. Also a member of the Loveland Archaeological Society for many years, Marv loved looking for surface find artifacts. There wasn't anything he couldn't fix or build-from my watch band to a multi-story building. He was the most romantic, caring and special man that a person could be blessed to know and love for 51 years! I love you, Marv! I know you are waiting for us in heaven! - Miki Roth - Funeral service, Tuesday, 11:00 a.m., FirstUnitedMethodistChurch. Interment, Resthaven Memory Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Marven D. Roth memorial fund in care of Kibbey-Fishburn Funeral Home.
Published in Loveland Reporter-Herald on Sept. 6, 2013