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Marvin Evans Pett

Marvin Evans Pett, beloved husband, father, grandfather, and friend, passed away peacefully on March 5, 2023, surrounded by his loving family. Marvin was born on May 12, 1941, in Nyssa, Oregon, to Ezra Taft and Lucille Evans Pett.

Throughout his life, Marvin exemplified a selfless and compassionate spirit. He attended Apple Valley Elementary School, Parma High School, and Boise Junior College. After serving a full-time mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Oklahoma, Marvin worked at his grandfather's insurance company in Malad, Idaho, where he met and fell in love with his sweetheart, Dianne Bowen. The couple married on August 13, 1965, in the Logan, Utah Temple.

Marvin and Dianne faithfully served in many callings in the church and community and were always the first to volunteer to help others. Marvin's kind heart and generous spirit were evident in his service as Bishop in Malad and during their full-time mission in the Logan/Ogden mission.

After retiring from Thiokol/ATK in northern Utah, Marvin spent many years assisting his father-in-law LaVar Bowen in cleaning wheat for farmers throughout the Malad Valley. Marvin also spent many years assisting the Horsley Funeral Home. Despite his retirement, Marvin never stopped finding ways to reach out and help others.

Marvin enjoyed traveling and spending time with friends and family. He was a devoted fan of his children and grandchildren, always cheering them on in their sports and school activities.

Marvin is survived by his son, Marc LaVar (Leslie) Pett, daughter Jennifer Lynn (Tamara Howell) Pett, grandchildren Steven, Nataya, Hailee, Nicole, and Savanna Pett, Madison (Adam) Wilkins, Monroe, and Seth Howell, brothers Stanley (Judi) and Clayton (Brenda) Pett, and sister Marceal (Stan) Manning.

Marvin was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Dianne, his parents, Ezra Taft Pett and Lucille Evans Pett, and his brother Thomas Lynn Pett.

Marvin's memory will be cherished by all who knew and loved him. His kind heart and unwavering commitment to helping others will continue to inspire us all.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, March 11 at 12 noon in the Malad LDS 6th Ward Chapel, 400 N. 200 W.  Friends may visit with the family on Friday evening from 7-8 p.m. and Saturday from 10:30-11:30 a.m. at the Horsley Funeral Home, 132 W. 300 N. Burial will follow in the Malad City Cemetery.

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