Marvin Monroe Crumley, 76, of Elgin, died Aug. 4 on the Snake River near Huntington. A memorial will begin at 2 p.m. Friday at Gray’s West and Co. Pioneer Chapel, 1500 Dewey Ave. in Baker City. Viewing will run from noon to 3 p.m. Thursday. Burial will be at a later date at the Willamette National Cemetery. A reception will run from 4 to 6 p.m. at Marvin and Billie’s home after the memorial.
Marvin was born May 25, 1931, to Virgil Monroe and Margaret Grasser Crumley in Princeton, Idaho. He was raised on a farm in Princeton. During school, Marvin excelled in football and basketball.
He spent his summers as a volunteer firefighter for the Forest Service. In 1951, at 20 years old, Marvin joined the Navy and served four years. During his service, Marvin met Billie Sharon Southland and they married on March 10, 1954. The couple lived most of their life in Portland, just recently retiring and moving to Elgin.
Marvin loved the outdoors. He enjoyed hunting and fishing.
He is survived by his wife, Billie, of Elgin; children and their spouses, Cheri Stone and her husband, Tim, of Clackamas, Lynda Wadley and her husband, Ken, of Clackamas, Renee Faddis of Vancouver, Wash., Bryan Crumley and his wife, Cindie, of Portland, and Brenda Crumley and her husband, John, of Elgin; 10 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a brother, Melvin Crumley, and his wife, Evelyn of Potlatch, Idaho. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimers Association in care of Gray’s West and Co., 1500 Dewey Ave., Baker City 97814.
La Grande, Obituaries For The Week Ending August 11, 2007 – Published: August 11, 2007
Submitted by: Dixie Ricker