Uncle Marvin

My uncle passed away a few days ago. He was my Dad's brother and the only living relative of Dad's immediate family. I am including the write-up from the NONPAREIL Online. Uncle Marvin was my favorite in Dad's family. He was loved by everyone who knew him.

"Marvin J. Scoular, age 89, of Council Bluffs, passed away November 15, 2008 at Mercy Hospital.

Marvin was born August 21, 1919 in Bismarck, N.D., to the late James P. and Della M. (Abel) Scoular. He served his country in the U.S. Navy Seabees during WWII. Marvin married Wanda M. Felton on March 2, 1941. To this union, three children were born. Marvin retired from the Union Pacific Railroad in 1979 as a carman after 39 years of service. He was a member of Bethany Presbyterian Church; Good Sam's Camping Club and was a former director at the U.P. Credit Union.

Marvin was preceded in death by three sisters, Velda, Irene and Lucille; brother, Jack.

He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Wanda M. Scoular of Council Bluffs; daughters, Cheryl J. Johnson of Omaha, Linda K. Walker and husband Ken of Crescent; son, Richard D. Scoular and wife Jean of Firestone, Colorado; 9 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Visitation with the Family, Monday, 6:30-8:00 p.m. at Cutler-O'Neill-Meyer-Woodring Funeral Home. Funeral service, Tuesday, 10:00 a.m. at Bethany Presbyterian Church, 1900 South 7th St. Rev. Greg Carlson, Pastor will officiate. Interment Cedar Lawn Cemetery with military rites tendered by American Legion Post #2. Memorials to Bethany Presbyterian Church preferred."

I had hoped to include his picture, however, this computer has other ideas. Tomorrow Heather, Steve, and I will drive to Council Bluffs for Uncle Marvin's funeral. God is great and He will be with us in this time of our grief. In sadness, I hope you have a good day. Halfmoon