COALVILLE - Marvin D. Richins, known by many as Johnny, passed away peacefully of natural causes on May 21, 2013 at the age of 93 with his wife and loved ones nearby at Family Tree Assisted Living in Morgan, Utah.
Marvin was born in Coalville, Utah, October 12, 1919 to Jared Richins and Ethel Camilla Ralph. He attended Coalville Elementary and North Summit High School where he was an All State football player. He served an LDS mission to the Northern States and was a companion with Marion D. Hanks. They remained lifelong friends. He married Beth Bingham on May 25, 1944 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. They lived and raised their family in Coalville.
Marvin herded sheep for his father in his youth. After marriage, he worked for almost 32 years at the cement plant in Devil's Slide. He was an active member of the LDS Church serving in many positions in priesthood quorums and church auxiliaries. He loved the scriptures and read them daily. He entertained many with his accordion which he learned to play by ear. He wrote in his journal daily since the fall of 1965. Many admired his unique penmanship.
Marvin is survived by his wife; sons and daughter: Royes (Darla); Lawrence (Cherie); Albert (Kathi); Steven; Blaine (Susan); Rozella (Anan Eldredge); Melvin (Margarita); 30 grandchildren, and 35 great-grandchildren; a sister Ilene Richins and a sister-in-law Alpha. He was proceeded in death by his parents; siblings: May, Norene, Leone, Ellis, Lynn, Norma, Dorothy, Jareldean, an infant brother and a great-grandson Carson.
Thanks to all those who helped at The Family Tree and Hospice for Utah.
Family and friends may visit at the Coalville Stake Center Friday evening, May 24 from 6-8 pm and prior to services Saturday morning, May 25 11:30 am to 12:30 pm. Funeral services will follow at 1:00 pm.
Interment will be at the Coalville City Cemetery.