Marvin Dansie, 91, passed away quietly on the evening of 28 June 1994.
Born in Riverton, Utah, to George Henry and Sarah England Dansie on 14 December 1902. Married Roselieen Neff in the Salt Lake Temple on 12 March 1924. She died 5 May 1926, during childbirth. Married Thelma Sarah Beckstead on 20 April 1927 in the Salt Lake Temple. They celebrated a 66th anniversary together in 1993.Marvin left the family Riverton farm as a young man to follow his dream in a new industry call "electricity". He began his career by wiring many homes, churches and buildings throughout the intermountain west. Later he trained as an electrical engineer and designed sophisticated electrical distribution systems for large buildings and industrial plants.
He was a lifelong friend of Scouting. Marvin earned his own Eagle Badge and was honored many years later with a Silver Beaver Award. Dozens of young men owe their Eagle Scout awards to his encouragement and motivation.
As an active member of the LDS Church, he served in many capacities including missionary, Sunday School, High Priest quorum, genealogical chairman, general conference usher and temple worker.
Fishing was his favorite past-time. He spent many hours in pursuit of the "big one that got away!" Until his health failed him, he never missed sharing a harvest from his vegetable garden with friends and neighbors.
The depression taught Marvin and Thelma the value of money, hard work and self sufficiency. These lessons he passes on to his posterity.
Survived by his wife, two sons, Elbert M. (Shanna) Dansie and Gary (Judy) Dansie; three daughters, Sarah Jean (James) Hendrickson, Elaine (Earl) Butterfield and Marva (Warren) Beck; 22 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by Tad Hendrickson, grandson.
Funeral services on Friday 1 July 1994 at 12 noon, at the Little Cottonwood 8th Ward, 6180 South Glen Oaks, in Murray. Friends may visit with the family at Jenkins Soffe Mortuary, 4760 South State in Murray on Thursday, 30 June 1994 from 6-8 p.m. or at the ward chapel from 11-11:45 a.m. prior to the funeral.
Interment in Riverton City Cemetery.
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