Marvin “Marv” Ralph McQueary

September 12, 1938 - January 14, 2022

Marvin “Marv” Ralph McQueary, 83, of Carson City, passed away, surrounded by family and loved ones, on January 14, 2022 at Carson Tahoe Hospital, Carson City, NV.

Marv was born in Granby, Colorado to Vivian Albert McQueary and Ethelyn Marcia Mills on September 12, 1938. He attended Logan High School in Logan, Utah, where he met the love of his life, Karen Kofoed.

Marv and Karen were married on April 23, 1955 in Ely, Nevada and had five children and eventually settled in Northern Nevada. Marv owned and managed Marv McQueary Excavating, Inc. from 1979 to 2012. He was well known within the community as a great leader, and a compassionate father and employer. Marv carried on the long 4 generation family legacy of excavators and road builders. He instilled this passion and work ethic to his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Throughout his career he made many friends and touched the lives of innumerable people.
Marv will be missed dearly.

He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Karen Kofoed McQueary, Carson City, Nevada; his children, Deborah Ann McQueary-Starks, Gregory Eugene McQueary, Kimberly Ardell McQueary-Vargas, Robert Vivien McQueary; his sisters, Darlene McQueary-Lauer, Charlene McQueary-Wells; his brothers, Joseph “Pat” Warren McQueary, and Richard “Dick” Dale McQueary; his 14 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren and 1 great great-grandchild.

Marv is preceded in death by his parents, Vivian Albert McQueary and Ethelyn Marcia Mills; his son, John Marvin McQueary; and his grandson, Tanner Marvin Koch.

Funeral services will be held 12:00 PM, with a family visitation at 11:00 AM, Thursday, February 10, 2022 at the LDS Church, 304 Driftwood Way, Dayton, NV 89403, with Bishop Workman of Dayton LDS Church officiating. Burial will follow at 1:30 PM the Dayton Historic Cemetery, Cemetery Road, Dayton, NV 89403. Arrangements by Walton’s Chapel of The Valley. Celebration of life and luncheon to follow at the Dayton LDS Church at 2:30 PM.

In lieu of flowers or gifts please donate to the Wild Horse Preservation League, PO Box 1958, Dayton, NV 89403.