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Obituary: Marvin Lynn Gregersen

1962 ~ 2003

It was said that Marv Gregersen could ride his mountain bike up a tree and on water-skis he could cut a perfect rooster tail as tall the J.C. Penney building.

But then came the brain tumor two and a half years ago when he was 38. For more than a year he continued to play early morning basketball. He joked about his disappearing hair and was amazingly positive and affable through two brain surgeries, radiation, chemotherapy and, eventually, the limited use of his right side and impaired speech. He died Friday, September 26, 2003, at age 40.

Marv (often called Marvelous Marv) loved a good joke, volleyball, campfire tunes, pumpkin chocolate chip cookies, a single track descent on his bike, sticking the fade-away jumper,

and every kind of pie imaginable. But most of all, he adored his wife, the former Leslie Anne Woodward of Bountiful, whom he married June 26, 1991. He truly loved his daughter, Sable Walker, 13, and stepson, Spencer Walker, 19, who live in Murray.

He is the third son of Juel and Darlene Petersen Gregersen, born Nov 29, 1962, while the family was living in Stadium Village at the University of Utah. His family members all live nearby. Three brothers and their wives are: Mark and Gail, Centerville; Kent and Jennifer, Woods Cross; Mike and Camille, Centerville. His brother Alan and sister Tonya and parents are in North Salt Lake. There are 10 Gregersen nieces and nephews. His sister Julie died in 1985 at age 20.

The Gregersen family moved to North Salt Lake in 1969. Marv was a graduate of Woods Cross High where he excelled as a cross country runner. He received both bachelor's and MBA degrees from the University of Utah and served a mission for the LDS Church in Uruguay. He was most recently a bond trader at Fidelity Investment.

Funeral, Tues. Sept 30, LDS Chapel, corner of Orchard Drive and Center Street, North Salt Lake, at noon. Friends may call at the Russon Brothers Mortuary, 295 North Main, Bountiful, Mon. Sept 29, 6-8 p.m., or Tues. at the church from 11-11:45 a.m. Interment, Bountiful City Cemetery. The family suggests contributions to the National Brain Tumor Foundation, www.nbtf@braintumor.org.