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June 29, 1930 - December 10, 2015 The Honorable Marion Emil Gubler passed peacefully of respiratory failure in Glendale on Thursday, December 10 at the age of 85. He is survived by his wife of nearly 62 years, Doris Gubler, his six children Ruth May, Russell Gubler, Renelle McEwan, Donald Gubler, Jeanine Adams, and Linda Junge, as well as 19 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. He was proceeded in death by his son Thomas Gubler, both of his parents, his sister Marilyn, and other beloved extended family members. Born the eldest of 12 children on June 29, 1930 to Emil and Nellie Gubler, Marion grew up on a farm in Santa Clara, Utah. He left at age 21 to serve a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in the East Central United States (Tennessee, Kentucky, and West Virginia), after obtaining an Associate's Degree from Dixie College. He was drafted during the Korean War and sent to Seattle, Washington to train in the United States Armed Services Police Department. This is where he met is beloved wife Doris. He made quite an impression on Doris, as they were married only three months later before he was shipped overseas to Korea for a year. Marion similarly made a powerful impression in professional and political pursuits, clerking for Utah Supreme Court Justice J Allen Crockett, working for the IRS, promoting to partner at the Burbank-based Rogan & Radding Law firm after completing law school at the University of Utah. He was appointed judge by Governor Ronald Reagan, and presided in Burbank Courts for 22 years (1973-1995), acting as both a municipal and superior court judge. During this time, he also served as president of the Los Angeles County Judges Association. Marion was a proud Rotarian, serving as member and president of the Burbank Noon Rotary Club. His leadership roles continued in church service, serving as both a Mormon Bishop and Stake Presidency member in Glendale, where he resided for the last 54 years. Services will be held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints 1101 N. Central Avenue in Glendale, California on Saturday, December 19, 2015 including a viewing starting at 9:30 a.m. and funeral services at 11:00 a.m. Burial will occur in Orem, Utah on Monday, December 21, 2015. The family has asked that any memorial contributions be made to LDS Humanitarian Aid Fund. https://www.ldsphilanthropies.org/humanitarian-services/funds/humanitarian-general-fund.html
Published in the Los Angeles Times from Dec. 16 to Dec. 18, 2015
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