Marvin Gay Obituary

Marvin W. Gay
Marvin W. Gay
Marvin W. Gay

January 29, 1931 - December 14, 2006
Born in Des Moines, IA
Resided in Des Moines, IA
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Marvin W. Gay, 75, passed away Thursday, December 14, 2006 at Calvin Community in Des Moines. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Monday, December 18 at Mount Olive Lutheran Church with burial following at Glendale Cemetery.

Marvin was born January 29, 1931 in Des Moines, the son of William and Lillian Gay. He was a graduate of East High School and was a life long Des Moines resident. Marvin had worked for the Rock Island Railway and later the Union Pacific Railroad Company for a total of 32 years. He was a member of the East High Alumni Association, the Boy Scouts of America and Mount Olive Lutheran Church. Marvin's family wants to thank the wonderful staff at Calvin Community for all they did to make his days there special.

Marvin is survived by his children; Fred (Jenn) VanLiew, Elizabeth (Mark) Rush, Teresa (Frank) Cooley and Michael (Rose) Gay all of Des Moines; William (Angela) Gay and Susan (Daniel) Whitaker, both of Kansas City; sisters, Marlene Ballard of Omaha and Nancy Lufgren of Kansas City; along with numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Barbara; sister, Marilyn and two daughters.

Visitation, with the family present will be from 2 to 5 p.m., Sunday at Iles Funeral Homes - Westover Chapel.

Marvin had requested no flowers. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions may be made to the Boy Scouts of America or to Mount Olive Lutheran Church.


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Westover Funeral Home
6337 Hickman Road
Des Moines, IA US 50322
Sunday, December 17, 2006
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Mount Olive Lutheran Church
5625 Franklin Avenue
Des Moines, IA US 50310
Monday, December 18, 2006
11:00 AM
Glendale Cemetery
4909 University Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50311
Monday, December 18, 2006


Boy Scouts of America Troop #1
Mt. Olive Lutheran Church
5625 Franklin Avenue
Des Moines, IA US 50310