On June 12, Marvin Richard Meyer left his earthly home following complications from Parkinson’s Disease, surrounded by the people who meant everything to him. He endured more than a decade of Parkinson’s Disease with patience, never complaining.
Born November 12, 1939, to Cornelis and Adriana Christina Dogger Meyer, Marvin lived a full life that his family admired dearly.
Marvin met the love of his life, Judy, on the grounds of West High School in 1957 where despite his infatuation and unwavering eagerness to make her his wife, Judy’s father demanded he had a job before she could accept his hand. That’s all Marvin needed to hear as he left his high school early to obtain a job to do anything necessary to win her over. Finally accepting his hand, Marvin and Judy were married on August 15, 1959, in Salt Lake City. From that day, the two laid the foundation and constructed a framework of love, hard work, admirable patience, and grace that the rest of his family built upon as an example to each person that knew them. Together they raised a family with their two children, Mark and Cory, and developed a successful business in “Marvin R. Meyer Tile” that epitomized their vision for what they both wanted to see in their family. Together they traveled the world, seeing all its wonders and experiencing everything they could, side by side. When at home, Marvin could always be found tinkering in his garage or enjoying a wonderful meal cooked by Judy. He never disliked anything she could whip up, even at a moment’s notice.
His children and grandchildren made his world go round. Always equipped with a box of donuts and a carton of peppermint ice cream, Marvin never fell short of ensuring his children and grandchildren inherited his sweet tooth and affinity for “Tom and Jerry” and “The Three Stooges.” An avid fisherman, he could spend hours or days on a lake or river in the Uintah Mountains in the hope of catching the perfect trout. If he arrived home empty-handed after a day at the lake, he was always quick to remind us that it is called “fishing,” not “catching.” A lover of wildlife, his affinity for birds of prey was exemplified in his stewardship of several amazing birds over his lifetime.
Marvin is survived by his loving wife Judy, his two children, Mark (Teresa) and Cory, brother Robert (Carol) and sisters Lavora (Dan) Noyes and Linda (Terry) Mason, and four grandchildren Malini, Taran (Sophie), Anjana and Rylee, and one great-grandchild, Stetson. Marvin is preceded in death by his parents Cornelis and Christina and his brother Henry.
The Meyer family would like to thank the physicians and nurses from Active Lively for their compassionate home care over the last year and the doctors and nurses at Alta View Hospital for their loving and selfless care.
A viewing will be held from 9:00 a.m. -11:00 a.m. on Friday, June 17 at Larkin Sunset Gardens located at 1950 East 10600 South in Sandy, with graveside services to follow at 11:00 am. Friends and family are invited to attend and encouraged to “accidentally borrow” each an entire bowl of mints in celebration and memory of the man who never left a celebration of life without a coat pocket full of mints to share with his grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, please support research to diminish the effects of Parkinson’s Disease.