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Marvin Earl Lewis

October 12, 1923 ~ February 7, 2019 (age 95)

Marvin Earl Lewis, born on October 12, 1923, passed away peacefully in his sleep surrounded by loving family members on Thursday, February 7, 2019.  Marvin was born and raised in Bountiful, Utah, where he spent most of his life with his wonderful spouse, Lucy Lewis (Wendrich).  Marvin had the opportunity to serve his country and did so faithfully near the end of the second World War as a fighter pilot in the United States Navy.  Following his service in the Navy, Marvin married Lucy Wendrich on May 31, 1946 in the Salt Lake City Temple.  At that time, he was attending the University of Utah where he would eventually graduate with a bachelors’ degree in electrical engineering before embarking on a long, successful career in various electronic sales and development/engineering roles. Marvin’s final career stop was at Hill Air Force Base in Ogden, Utah, where he spent 30 years specializing in aviation electronics, specifically with respect to the design and functionality of several ground-to-air, air-to-air missiles and other advanced military weapons.  As an example of his exemplary career, Marvin was honored as a guest by the United States Air Force in Washington D.C., where he was recognized by the Administration of President George H. W. Bush for a cost-savings strategy he designed and implemented during his time at Hill.

Marvin exemplifies attributes of intelligence, service, kindness, love, dedication and so many others that are valued by our society and all of humanity.  He loves animals, nature, geography and as the author of various published books, loves discussing, exploring and learning to understand the many mysteries of the universe and the human mind.  He was a dedicated member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and indeed, lived his life on this earth in the service of family, friends and many others.  He is loved and will be missed, but more importantly, will be celebrated for the blessing he is to his family and all those who know him.  He is survived by his loving wife, Lucy; daughters Julie McCall and Jill Springer (Reggie); 6 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Wednesday, February 13, 2019, at Russon Mortuary, 295 North Main Street, Bountiful, Utah with a viewing from 12:30-1:30 pm, prior to services.

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