Marvin 'Marv' Ward Dayley, 89
Marvin “Marv” Ward Dayley, 89, of Blackfoot passed away Tuesday, May 15, 2012 in Blackfoot.
He was born on March 5, 1923 in Jamieson, Ore., to Ward and Teresa Dayley and moved to Eastern Idaho with his family when he was two years old.
Marv enlisted in the Marines in 1942 and served in the Pacific theater of World War II. While stationed in North Carolina, Marv met Virginia (Tiny) Joyner. They married in 1946 in Blackfoot where Marv started working in the grocery business as manager of the Okay Food Store (later Carl & Don’s), Marv worked there until his retirement in 1986. Marv and Virginia had three children, Shan, Mike and Pam.
An avid hunter, voracious golfer and someone proud of his Irish descent, Marv was also a 66-year member of the Blackfoot Elks Club and a 48-year member of the American Legion. Later in life he married Judy Johns of Riverside and resided there while he enjoyed retirement.
Marv was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia; and daughter, Shan Dayley Dixey.
He is survived by his wife, Judy; two children, Mike (Tammi) Dayley of Blackfoot and Pamela (Brad) McGarry of New Meadows; and three siblings, Julie (Lee) Fillmore of Salem, Ore.; Doris (Gary) Hone of Blackfoot and Gail (Pauline) Dayley of Burley; five grandchildren, Sloan (Terri) Dixey, Heather (GaryDee) VanOrden, Amanda (Colby) Watt, Levi McGarry and Jake McGarry; and three great-grandchildren, Ethan Wheeler, Nautica Dixey and Bridger VanOrden. He is also survived by his step-children, Terry (Dave) Carlson of Blackfoot, Doniel (Marsha) Johns of Blackfoot, Jerry (Chris) Johns of Kimberly, and Larry (Tamie) Johns of Blackfoot, and nine step- grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, May 22, 2012, at the Blackfoot City Golf Course under the direction of Hawker Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in Marv’s name to either the Idaho Elks Rehabilitation Hospital, Attention Grant Jones, 600 N. Robbins Road, Boise, Idaho 83702 or the Make-a-Wish Foundation, Gift Processing Center, 4355 Emerald Street, Suite 280, Boise, Idaho 83706.
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