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Marvin Chester Jefferies obituary

Argus Observer
August 17, 2006

Marvin Chester Jefferies
Oct. 22, 1918 - Aug. 12, 2006
Gilbert, Ariz.

Marvin Chester Jefferies, 87, passed away peacefully on Aug. 12, 2006, in Gilbert, Ariz. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 19, 2006, at the Nyssa Stake Center, 1309 Park Ave. A viewing will be held one hour prior to services. Internment at Nyssa City Cemetery.

He was born on Oct. 22, 1918, in Grantsville, Utah, to William Chester and Sarah Elizabeth Flinders Jefferies. He graduated from East High School in Salt Lake City, Utah, and married Blanche Moss June 23, 1939, in the Salt Lake Temple. Marvin then moved his family to Nyssa, where he owned and operated the local Firestone Store for nearly 30 years. He was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints where he served in three bishoprics. He and his wife served for eight years in the Boise temple and two years in the St. George, Utah, temple.

Marvin will be remembered for his wonderful sense of humor, his service and dedication to his community, and his love and kindness to his wife and family.

He is survived by his wife, Blanche; three sons, Bill (Paula) Jefferies, currently serving an LDS mission in Johannesburg, South Africa, Michael (Merrilyn) Jefferies, Middleton and Scott (Deanne) Jefferies, Mesa, Ariz.; and two daughters, Joanne (Mitch) Curtis, Provo, Utah, and Jeanne (Gaylen) Spear, Nyssa; 27 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren. Marvin is also survived by two brothers, John (Ruby) Jefferies and Bob (Linda) Jefferies; and his sister Dorothy (Jack) Thuet. He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Donaldine; and granddaughter Carolee.

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