Marvin Lee Athey passed away peacefully at the age of 75. A private celebration of life will be held at a later date. Your prayers and thoughts are appreciated at this difficult time.
Marvin was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Bonnie; children, Lori (Mark) Auers, Debra (Marc) Calvano and Richard; 5 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren, as well as his sister, Janet (Gary) Koland.
Art & Edie Kaunonen says
Our deepest sympathy in the loss of Marv. Our thoughts and prayers
are with you at this sad time.
Marion Larson says
Thinking of you at this difficult time. I will keep you all in my prayers.
You all have played an important part in my life. Thank you for that.
The Larkin Family says
The the Athey family,
We are sorry for your loss. We will miss our chats with Marvin, his kind demeanor and his encouraging words.
Grace Bandelt says
Dear Athey Family,
Our sincere condolences on Marvin’s passing. I was privileged having worked with him at Trico for many years. He was such a great mentor and manager . Will hold on to the many wonderful memories of Marv, Bonnie and his family. Prayers are with you at this sad time.
Grace Bandelt & Family
Neil Warnberg says
My sympathy to Marv’s family. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
Kevin Ritter says
Marv will be missed. I always enjoyed our communications and will forever remember the trip to Italy. I always loved his positive demeanor and his ability to stay active doing things he loved.
God bless you Bonnie and all your family. You will be in my thoughts and prayers. May God give you peace and strength and happy memories during this time.
Cathy Lidke says
I am so sorry to hear of Marv’s passing. My prayers are with you all.
I was saddened to hear of Marv’s passing. I met Marvin only a few times and was impressed by his gentleness and kindness. The last time was less than a month before he passed away. At that time we got into a conversation about Scotland and he promised me a copy of his book, which he dropped off later that same day. What struck me was that even in his own difficulties and pain, he thought of what he could do for me. I never got the chance to thank him for the book. Thank you for the book Marvin, and more importantly, thank you for your example of kindness and thoughtfulness in a world in which it is sorely needed.
Roger & Elva Anderson says
We are so sorry to hear of Marvin’s passing. Bonnie & family, you are in our thoughts and prayers.
Dan Rochel says
I am so sorry to hear of Marv’s passing. He brought great inspiration with him every time we visited.
Dirk C Minson says
I am so saddened to hear of Marv’s passing. My best to his wife Bonnie, children, great grandchildren and his entire family. I had the very great pleasure of working with Marv during my career with Arizona Electric Power Cooperative and later with the re-structed Arizona G&T Coops. I learned a great deal from Marv and enjoyed very much the time we spent together through good times and bad. When I think of him I will always think of him shooting his age or less on the great golf course we hope to shoot par on. All my best to you Marv and thanks for the life lessons you shared.
Deb Tomczik says
I am so sorry to hear of Martin’s passing. I will miss our golf talk at his dental visits, I thought about him as I was watching The Masters. My thoughts and prayers go out to his loved ones.
Roger Geckler says
I had the privilege of working for Marv when he was CEO at Wright Hennepin Electric. He was my boss at the office, and my racquetball opponent on the weekend. Marv excelled at both. His professionalism, integrity and ethics were 2nd to none. Family always his top priority. Sincere condolences.