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Marvin Louis Smith

September 15, 1946 — September 7, 2022

Marvin Louis Smith, 75, of Stevensville passed away in his home of natural causes on Wednesday, September 7, 2022.
Marvin was born on September 15, 1946, in Clarkston, Washington, to Otto and Josephine Smith. The Smith family moved to Missoula in 1957 where they lived for a short time before moving permanently to Frenchtown, Montana where all children attended Frenchtown schools. During high school, Marvin was the captain of the basketball team. Throughout his senior year he also worked at Horner Waldorf to help support the family.
From 1965-1968, Marvin proudly enlisted and served in the U.S. Army in the Vietnam Conflict and received several military honors.
Returning from Vietnam, he continued working at Horner Waldorf. After working in various areas for over 42 years, he retired in 2007 as a pipefitter. He maintained relationships with many of his coworkers and in his later years enjoyed meeting them for coffee.
Marvin married Deanna Eichhorn on June 24, 1970, in Coeur d’ Alene, ID. They built their family with three daughters spending a lot of time doing outdoor activities such as fishing, hunting, and exploring all of Montana.
Marvin served on the Frenchtown Volunteer Fire Department for over 17 years, participated in the American Legion, and supported the community. He was a pillar of the community until he and Deanna eventually moved to Stevensville in 2007 where they resided into retirement.
Together, they continued to travel and make friends across the country. Marvin enjoyed visiting family, eating delicious food, playing poker with friends, and enjoying the company of all those around him. He was proud of his children, grandchildren, and his great grand kids.
Marvin is preceded in death by his parents, a sister Phyllis, granddaughter Kayla and her dad John.
Survivors include his wife, Deanna, his daughters Paula Mychaylo and her boyfriend Scott, Dawn Wilbert and her husband Bryan, and April Smith, his grandchildren Heather and Derrick Mychaylo and Zach Wilbert as well as great grandchildren Cassidy Haun and Benton & Brinley Mychaylo.
All services will be held at Sunset Memorial 7405 Mullan Road, Missoula. Viewing Thursday, September 15 from 6-8 pm; Memorial Service Friday, September 16 at 2 pm; Burial Service with Military Honors at 3pm with reception to follow.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Marvin’s American Legion Post 124 at https://mylegion.org/PersonifyEbusiness/Give.
To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Marvin Louis Smith, please visit our flower store.

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