Marvin J. Coulter

1921 ~ 2007

Marvin J. Coulter was born on May 25, 1921 to GlorVina Pearson and Jay Wylie Coulter in Renfrow, Oklahoma. Marvin's family moved from Oklahoma to June, Missouri when he was 5-years-old. They made the move in two covered wagons and a Model A. The family moved several times before settling in Goodman, Missouri. Marvin graduated from Goodman High School and then went to work for the CCC (Civilian Conservation Corps). He also worked in an aluminum plant in Washington state. When Pearl Harbor was bombed, he traveled back to Missouri where he enlisted to serve in the Army. During one of his trainings for the war, Marvin was stationed at Camp Kearns, Ut. There he met Dorothy Maxfield at a dance, and they corresponded throughout his service.

Marvin married his sweetheart, Dorothy, in Midvale, Utah on December 20, 1945. Together they raised three children. Dorothy passed away last week on August 16, 2007. Marvin, "Old Hickory", drove truck for more than 50 years, driving over two million miles without a chargeable accident. He loved deer hunting, pheasant hunting and fishing with family. Marvin always grew large gardens and was well known for his generosity in sharing the abundant crop. After retiring, Marvin and Dorothy traveled many places in their motor home with two trucking buddies and their wives. Marvin was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.

Survived by children, Linda C. Hirst (Steve), Utah; Melvin E. Coulter (Catherine), Utah; Carleen J. Dean (Maury), AZ; 20 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren; sisters, Genevieve Hopper, MO; and Leona Anderson, WA; brothers, Bill Coulter, UT; and Jack Coulter, MO. Preceded in death by sisters, Viola Sims, AR; and Louise Shuster, WA; brothers, Warren Coulter, KS; and Marion Coulter, OK; and a grandson, Mark R. Wilson.

Special thanks to Love Hospice and Ruth Wiley for all the love and care given to Marvin and his wife.

Funeral services will be held Monday, Aug. 27, 2007 at 11 a.m. at the River Ridge 1st Ward, 10200 South 1300 West (next to the Jordan River Temple) with a viewing at the church Monday, 9:30-10:45 a.m. Interment, Holladay Memorial Park.