Marvin Dale Stevens, 87, passed away on October 26, 2017 at his home in Eatonville, Washington.
He was born March 16, 1930 in Logan, Utah the son of Garn David and Ethel Louella Allred Stevens. He was a lifelong member of the LDS Church. He grew up on a farm in Trenton, Utah. He served his country more than 4 years in the US Navy, joining November 28, 1947. He attended BYU, where his first 2 daughters were born in Provo, UT and also attended Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, AZ. He was a Fire Fighter in Las Vegas for a time. Dale was a long haul trucker for many years, he owned his own trucking business as well, and he worked for the LDS Church in Green River, Wyoming. He was a boxing champ in the Service, he enjoyed trucking, dancing, hunting, bingo and was a pool tournament champion.
Dale is survived by his wife of 40 years Maria Magdalena Austin Stevens and they were sealed for time and eternity in the Salt Lake City Temple. Surviving children include sons Russell Peterson, Michael Murdock, Richard (Suzanne) Hernandez, Jesse (Susan) Hollingsworth, Milton (Jackie) Hollingsworth, and his daughters Rhonda (Steve) Lehmann, Sandi (Brent) Holloway, and Katie Hacker. He is also survived by his brother Murray (Penny) Stevens, nieces and nephews and his many, many, grandchildren and many, many, many great-grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his son Tony Stevens, his brothers Harvey and Farrell Stevens, his sister Carolyn Littledike, and his parents.
Funeral services were November 6, 2017 in Preston, Idaho. Interment with Military Rites were in the Lewiston, Utah Cemetery.
A Celebration of Life Memorial will be held Saturday December 2nd at the Eatonville LDS Church, 900 Erin Lane W, Eatonville, WA at 11:00 a.m.