“Marv was a dear friend of mine and a dear friend of Carson City,” said Mayor Robert Crowell on Thursday.
More than a dear friend of Carson City, Marv Teixeira was the face of Carson City.
The three-term mayor passed away Thursday after a lengthy illness. He was 79.
As Clerk-Recorder Alan Glover put it, Marv was “larger than life.”
In his three terms as mayor, Teixeira was a bulldog. He was instrumental in efforts to reconstruct the V&T Railway, getting the Carson bypass started and making Nevada Day a three-day weekend.
He knew for Carson City to sustain long-term growth it needed an identity. He thought the V&T could be that identity.
“… Carson City became a wonderful place to live and raise a family because of Marv and his work as mayor,” said Sen. Harry Reid. “As mayor he brought new companies and new jobs to the area. He was an outstanding public servant.”
Teixeira, like the rest of us was not without his faults, but he was man enough to admit his mistakes. Political correctness was a term not in his vocabulary. But his personality is what brings a smile to our faces when we talk about Marv Teixeira.
“One of the most colorful and passionate threads of the community fabric of Carson City has finished his tenure here with us,” said Congressman Mark Amodei, Carson City. “They broke the mold when they made Marv Teixeira. His vision, influence and leadership will continue to be felt in Carson for countless generations to come. I am personally at a loss for being in a Carson City that no longer has its most dedicated citizen in residence.”
He was the face of Carson City, but being the face of Carson City went further than just politics. Teixeira was heavily involved in the community and making Carson City a better place for its youth and generations to come.
“Marv has been civic leader all his life here in Carson as a businessman, as a mayor, as a coach and his involvement in different organizations — such as the Boys and Girls Club. Marv was a bulldog. He would not cower down to any challenge. He took them on straight. He will be sorely missed,” said Carson City Sheriff Ken Furlong.
His son Matt said Marv was most proud of his long involvement in youth sports. Teixeira coached for years in both Pop Warner Football and Little League and was heavily involved in the development of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Western Nevada.
“With the passing of Marv Teixeira, Carson City has lost a man whose leadership and commitment to service will be remembered for years to come,” said Sen. Dean Heller, Carson City. “As my coach, I was fortunate to learn from him and witness firsthand his ability to motivate, to inspire and to bring joy to those around him.”