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Marvin Ray Jeglin


1927 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
MARVIN RAY JEGLIN Born on 12/25/1927 in Oroville, Washington State, the second child and only son of Mildred (Hansen) and Herman Jeglin, Marvin lived until about three, with his older sister Betty. Around 1930 his family moved back to the Walla Walla area, where his mother's family, the Hansens and Jensens, resided. Three sisters, Lois, Roberta, and Anna arrived there along with the Depression. Marvin attended school, helped garden, tend cattle and pigs, and farm with horses, before and after his father became ill. His mother became a grammar school teacher. Marvin's father died April 12, 1945, while Marvin was attending Walla Walla High School, graduating in June, 1945. Then he followed his sister, Betty, to Washington State College in Pullman. In college he met Sharon A. Thompson from California, and they were married August 24, 1947. Their oldest child was born in 1948. In 1949 he and Sharon graduated with Bachelors' of Science in Animal Husbandry and Feeds and around this time Marvin was the co-author of an article about soils published in the Atlantic Monthly. In 1949 the family moved to the Walla Walla area where he worked for the Farm Bureau, as an Artificial Inseminator of cattle starting in 1951, as a farm hand for his brother-in-law Martin Sauer and Scott Miller 1951-1954, and unsuccessfully tried farming in Lowden, among other things. On October 20, 1954, the family moved to California where he became an inseminator for Jessup Farms, going to work in the Chino area the day after arrival. He worked long hours, leaving home in Mira Lorna around 4 am most mornings and arriving home between 6 and 10 p.m. at night, seemingly seven days a week. By August 27, 1961, he and Sharon had eight children. On the advice of his doctor, Marvin switched jobs and worked two years at Smith Diesel Sales in San Bernardino. Marvin returned to work as an inseminator starting Road Runner Sire Service in 1965 and for the next 40 years, primarily in the San Jacinto Valley, and its environs. In 1972 he and Sharon separated, and divorced around 1974. In 1982 he met Patricia and on February 14, 1986 they were married. They worked the business together and lived happily in Juniper Flats, with a big view of the badlands, Mt. San Gorgonio and Mt. San Jacinto, raising Barbary sheep and owning various dogs. As he aged the insemination business morphed into Road Runner Liquid Nitrogen Service, which he and Patricia operated together until his death. Marvin died around 8:00a.m., January 28, 2016, in a room at the Cabana Yuma, Yuma, Arizona, as he prepared to make deliveries on his monthly run. He is survived by his loving wife, Patricia; his first wife Sharon; his sisters Roberta and Anna; his son Marvin H. Jeglin, married to Karen, their eight children and three grandchildren; his son Harlan E. Jeglin and his wife Nathalie; his son Loren C. Jeglin; his daughter Carole L. Benner, married to Melvin and their five children and two grandchildren; his daughter Maryalis Cagliero and her three children; his daughter Teresa A. Miguel, married to Lee and their two children; and his youngest son, John A. Jeglin; and his step son, Keith Penrod and his step granddaughter. His oldest daughter Cecelia M. Mankin predeceased him in 1978, leaving a granddaughter, Monica Mankin, who survives him. There will be public memorial remembrance on February 13, 2016, 11:00 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Seven Hills Member Club, 3050 Jacaranda Way, Hemet, California. Food will be served.


Published in Press-Enterprise on Feb. 10, 2016
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