Marvin Huber obituary (1933-2021) – Vernal, UT
Marvin Albert Huber left this life to join Genny and Larry at his home on the farm in Lapoint, Utah, on Monday morning, October 11, 2021. He was born on August 2, 1933 in a log cabin on the same farm. Mugs grew up on the farm and learned the work ethic that should have stayed with him throughout his life.
Cups graduated from Alterra High School. He entered the military, became a paratrooper, and finished his military service with an honorable discharge shortly after the end of the Korean War.
He returned to the farm and was here when his father died, promising his father that he would stay and work on the farm and support his mother Irva, a promise he kept.
At this point, his sister Margaret was attending the BYU nursing program. On a bank holiday weekend, Margaret brought home Genevieve Lollar, a friend who also studied nursing. Margaret went on a date of her own, leaving Genny with Mugs and his mother, and Irva said to Mugs, “Take her to the movies.” And the rest, as they say, is history.
They married on June 6, 1959 under the tree in the front yard. Their marriage was blessed with nine children: six boys and three girls. The children were kept busy with farm work: haymaking, sheep and lambs, chickens, cows and calves, occasionally a pig, but never goats. He also added a donkey or two and this llama, but they weren’t among his favorites. And then there were the farm dogs and cats, which, despite their usefulness, he didn’t particularly like. The children learned to work hard on the farm.
As the years went by and Genny’s health began to deteriorate, Mugs stepped in and looked after her while he still met all of the farm’s needs. He showed selfless service and patience, but loved it when the grandchildren came and helped him with them. The family started by taking Grandma and Grandpa out for dinner one night a week. At some point we offered Grandpa: “We’ll bring you dinner.” and he replied, “No, it’s good to come out and see people and not be stuck at home all day.”
Mugs valued his temple blessings and loved the scriptures. He served as a member of the high priests group. He was full of wisdom like: It doesn’t take much to amuse an idiot; Don’t do anything that you would be ashamed of to come home and tell your mother about it; You’re just a puppy and if you’re in jail don’t call home.
In death his wife Genny preceded him; his son Larry B; and his great grandson Neil; his parents, Elmer and Irva; his brothers Merlin and Doyle; and his sisters Shirley and Margaret. He leaves behind his children: Brent (Linda) Huber, Lapoint, Utah; Wayne (Lynnette) Huber, Amarillo, Texas; Allen (Judy) Huber, Lapoint, Utah; Alison Hatch, Colorado Springs, Colorado; Jennifer (Nick) Snyder, Lapoint, Utah; Brian (Kristin) Huber, Lapoint, Utah; Jeanette (Jerry) Young, Lapoint, Utah; and Dirk (Mary Jane) Huber, Vernal, Utah.
Lots of grandchildren and great-grandchildren
And sister-in-law Karen Huber Vernal, Utah
The family is grateful for every act of kindness that has been shown to us over the past few days and weeks.
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Posted by Blackburn Vernal Mortuary – Vernal on October 12, 2021.