Myrlin Dwayne Fenn, our loving, caring, amazing husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and friend, returned to our loving Heavenly Father on November 17, 2022, in Bountiful Utah at age 88. He was born: August 30, 1934 to George Fenn and Susan Bell Labrum.
Myrlin was born in Montwell, Utah, Duchesne County, near Roosevelt in the Uinta Basin. His parents had a farm there, where he was raised and worked hard for the first years of his life. He helped plant, maintain, harvest and preserve the crops and he was given a lot of responsibility early in life. He remembers the family garden being about the size of two football fields where they raised much of what they needed to sustain the family through the winter months. His mother told him one fall that they had processed over 1000 quarts of vegetables, fruits and other things. He learned that no matter how old you were, you were expected to contribute, to help keep the family together, to provide all that a large family needed to survive.
The family moved from the farm to Roosevelt when dad was nine years old, but he carried the work ethic and values he learned in his early years on the farm throughout the rest of his life. He applied them in raising and providing for his family and everything else he did. He tried hard to instill these gifts in his children, and we are thankful he succeeded!
He met the love of his life, Marva Dawn Atwood, in Roosevelt Utah and six weeks later they were sealed in the Salt Lake temple on February 17, 1953. They chose the covenant path and stayed true to their covenants here on earth together for 69 years and 8 months. Their example is priceless to their posterity.
Myriln was a devoted member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He served in many positions including, missionary work, young men’s organization, Bishop and many others. He never turned down a calling. Mom and Dad served a full-time mission in the Micronesia Quam Mission from 1998 to 2000. This was a great blessing to them and our family. Mom said it changed their lives for the better. Discipleship in Christ always does.
Dad also served in the Scouting program. As near as we can calculate, his service there lasted more than 47 years. He loved teaching and training youth and adults the skills and attributes of leadership, preparedness, and integrity. He was exemplary in all of these, and, by his character, he was qualified to teach them. He achieved and acquired many of the top awards available in scouting including the Silver Beaver.
Dad was an avid gardener. Just like he did on the farm, he always planted, nurtured, and harvested everything to bless his family and he also shared the fruits of his labors with neighbors. He also took great satisfaction in his yard, planting many beautiful, colorful flowers and other decorative plants. Everyone who came to the house admired his care and the beauty of his handiwork. He loved creating beautiful things for others to enjoy.
Charity was a hallmark of dad’s character. Everyone who associated with him felt his genuine, unconditional care and love for them. He was easy to love. We will miss his companionship here in mortality. But we rejoice in his goodness and his progress in the kingdom of God on the other side of the veil without the pains and tribulation he experienced in the last several months of his life. He lived the plan of happiness and we are confident that that is what he is reaping now, Happiness!
He is survived by his eternal companion, Marva. His children: Lance, Wade, Ron, Wes, and Lisa. Many grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great, great grandchildren. Dad and Mom love their posterity!!
Preceded in death by his parents, George Fenn and Susan Belle Labrum, all of his brothers and sisters: Norman, Earl, Marvella, Myrth, Therlow, Leonal, Glen, Myrna, and Ella Rose Fenn.
A viewing will be held Friday, November 25, 2022, from 9:30 to 10:15 a.m. at the Bountiful 2nd ward church, located at 650 South 200 East, Bountiful UT. The funeral will be held from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
A meal will be provided at the church for family members immediately following the funeral.
Interment will be held at the Altamont cemetery located at 3700 N 16500 W, Altamont, Utah at approximately 3:30 p.m.
Services will be live streamed at this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8IrQBajwVy0