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Obituary: John W. Marvel

March 16, 2013

John W. Marvel, a Nevada native and major force in one of the largest ranching operations in Nevada history as well as among the longest serving members of the state Legislature, died Saturday, March 16 in Carson City. He was 86.

John is survived by his wife, Wilburta (Willie) Shidler Marvel; daughter, Sharon (Tom) Andreasen; son, John E. Marvel; daughter, Michelle (David) Slagle; brother, Thomas J. (Rosita); 10 grandchildren: Amber, Bobby (Rebecca) and Shari Andreasen; Amanda (Darin) Phelps, Dustin Marvel, and their mother, Karen Urriola Marvel; Christopher, Nicholas, Patrick, Jacqueline and Delanie Slagle; one great-grandchild, Colt Andreasen; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Louise and E.R. (Cap) Marvel; and brother and sister-in-law, Richard T. and Mary Marvel.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, April 19 at Capital Christian Center, located at 1600 Snyder Ave., Carson City, NV. Directly following the service, the family is hosting a celebration of John’s life, at the same location. The family encourages all of John’s friends across Nevada to join them at the service and celebration to remember and honor John.

Contributions for the John Marvel Memorial Fund benefiting the University of Nevada School of Medicine can be made to UNR Foundation, Mail Stop 0162, Reno, NV 89557 or the Battle Mountain Cookhouse Museum at PO BOX 663, Battle Mountain NV 89820. Autumn Funerals & Cremations of Carson City is in charge of arrangements. To view the full obituary go to

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The Nevada Appeal Updated Apr 13, 2013 12:00AM Published Apr 13, 2013 12:00AM Copyright 2013 The Nevada Appeal. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.