Marvin passed away Thursday morning, December 27, 2012 due to probable kidney failure.
He was born February 5, 1918 in International Falls, Minn. to Clarence and Marie (Gorman) Lemieux. The family moved west to oil boom town Casper, Wyo., then on to the lumber company owned-town of McCloud, Calif. at Mt. Shasta where they worked at the storied sawmill there.
Shortly after graduation in 1936, Marvin journeyed to Alaska to work on the railroad. He returned home to millwork until drafted by the U.S. Army. He was attached to the Oregon National Guard and served with the 41st Infantry Division ("The Jungleers") during the New Guinea and Philippines campaigns of Word War II.
After a short stay at the White City, Ore. domiciliary for a bout of malaria, Marvin again returned to McCloud, then came back and settled in Medford, Ore. where he met and married Carol (Connor). He continued working in lumber, first as a log truck driver, then millwork at KOGAP and MEDCO before retiring in 1983.
Marvin enjoyed the outdoors and sports, fishing, boxing, football, and gardening, (and earlier) weightlifting, bowling, poker, pool, and dancing. He was known for his quiet, unassuming manner; admired for his capable courage and strength; respected for his common sense and measured judgment; and liked for his friendly encouragement, patience, and contentment. He will be greatly missed.
Marvin is survived by son, Cary Lemieux; daughters, Macki Bismark Grafton and Linda Bismark Croswell; seven grandchildren and two nieces.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Carol, two siblings, and his parents.