Marvin Hedges - July 02, 2009
Marvin Lowell Hedges entered eternal life on June 1, 2009 at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Tucson, Ariz. from age related health issues.
He was born Sept. 9, 1924 in Imperial to Roy E. Hedges and Orinda (Weiss) Hedges.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Dolores (Beebee), his sons Daryl and Dennis Hedges, his daughter Evelyn (Robert) Carter, his brothers Gene, William and Elza (Doc) and his sister Doris Hedges Yonker.
He is survived by his wife Edna; son Roger Hedges of Portland, Ore.; daughters Edith (Norman) Stickler of Hackberry, Ariz., Barbara Siler and Peggy (Joe) Brown, both of Kingman, Ariz.; step-son Monte (Cheri) Johnson of Cortez, Colo.; step-daughter Hazel Johnson of Tucson, Ariz.; brothers Gail (Gaynelle) Hedges of Modesto, Calif., Dick (Waydean) Hedges of Idaho Springs, Colo.; sisters Hazel (Fred) Wagner, Genevieve (Max) Rowley, both of Imperial, Vada (Clarence) Blakesley of Holyoke, Colo; and fourteen grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps from 1942 to 1945 as a member of the 336th Service Squadron, serving in the South Pacific Theater for more than two years. Following his military service he became a sheet metal worker. As a heating and air condition contractor for more than forty years he worked on the construction of the Glen Canyon Dam in Page, Ariz. as well as numerous schools, churches and private homes. From Page he relocated his business to Cortez, Colo.
In 1989 he retired to Tucson, where he remained active in his church and the American Legion.
A memorial service was held at the Tucson Estates Community Center on Saturday, June 20, 2009. Interment will be private.