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Marvin Milton Witt, dedicated husband, father, churchman, and patriot, passed away peacefully on July 31, 1994 at Utah Valley Regional Medical Center of natural causes at age 90.

He was born January 9, 1904 in Heber City, Utah. He was born to Milton Musser and Elizabeth Baird Witt. He grew up in Heber City until the age of 19 when he set out on his own. He began working for Utah Power & Light, during this time he was introduced by a friend (which later turned out to be his brother-in-law) to Leona Marie Tame. They were married on June 27, 1928 for time and all eternity in the Salt Lake Temple.In 1926, Marvin began working for Mountain States Telephone & Telegraph and retired from them in 1965 as an office manager. He is an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, where he has served in many callings such as bishop, the bishopric, Sunday School superintendent, high councilman, and he was most proud of scoutmaster. He and his wife Leona served in the South Texas Mission December 1967 until December 1969. He also received his Associates Degree from BYU in his later years, after his retirement.

"Grandpa" was a great musician, he knew all about music and loved it. He loved Astrology, he was a prolific writer, he was a recipient of the Silver Beaver with the BSA. He was a member of the Nephi Kiwanis Club, Telephone Pioneers of America. "Grandpa" was a great man, and a dedicated man for his family, and church, he will never be forgotten.

Survivors include his wife of over 66 years, Leona Marie Witt; five sons, Leonard (Irma) Witt, Kirksville, Missouri; Alvin Wesley (Sandra) Witt, Orem; Gerald R. (Bessie) Witt, Salt Lake City; Merlin Melvin "Mel" (Janice) Witt, Cedar Hills, Utah; David L. (Colleen) Witt, Provo; two daughters, Aileen (Frank) Kelland, Las Vegas, Nev.; Dorothy (Ralph) Johnson, Yuba City, Calif.; one brother, Dee Ray Witt, Provo; 44 grandchildren; 47 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be Thursday, August 4, 1994 at 11 a.m. held at the Bonneville Stake Center, 85 South 900 East, Provo, with Bishop Jack Zirbes conducting. Friends may call Wednesday evening 6 to 8 p.m. at the Walker Funeral Home, 85 East 300 South Provo and also 9:45 a.m. until 10:45 a.m. at the church the morning of the services. Interment will take place later that day at 3 p.m. at the Elysian Burial Gardens, 1075 East 4580 South, Salt Lake City. Funeral Arrangements under the direction of Walker Funeral Home, Provo.

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