Marvin Coble

Obituary of Marvin Lee Coble

Marvin Lee Coble, passed away peacefully of natural causes on July 29, 2023, in Roseville, CA, at the age of ninety. Marvin is survived by his beloved wife, Mary; his son-in-law, Robert MacMillan; granddaughters, Heather Coots (Jonathan) and Crystal Toogood; and his great-granddaughter, Henley Coots, all of Yuba City, CA. He is preceded in death by his cherished daughter, Valerie Gay Macmillan; parents, William Penn Coble and Minnie Dale Hooker; brothers, Hoit and Dwight; and a sister, Bernadine McCumber. Fondly known to those who loved him as Starvin' Marvin' or Uncle Marvin, Marvin enjoyed a healthy, abundant, and principled life guided by an unparalleled work ethic and a joyful heart. Marvin was born on September 9, 1932, in Valliant, OK, and moved to Yuba City, CA, around the age of three, where he later could be found playing outdoors, skiing at Lake Englebright, or riding and working on motorcycles. A mischievous but well liked student he even rode his Harley Davidson through the halls of Yuba City High School. After graduating he attended Yuba College briefly, before joining the US Army. Marvin served honorably in the Korean War then returned to Yuba City to marry his lifelong love Mary Margaret Miguel on June 15, 1957. Marvin and Mary welcomed their daughter Valerie on April 1, 1959, a day which marked the beginning of a remarkably special father-daughter bond, one formed through a passion for all things cars, a love for animals, especially dogs, and most of all, laughter and storytelling. Marvin was most proud of the work ethic he instilled in Valerie, as he spent his career driving trucks daily and later, as a successful business owner when he started Coble Construction at Parks Bar Quarry in the 80s. Marvin and Mary spent their leisure time together involved in classic car clubs, going to the air races in Reno, NV, and attending NASCAR races throughout the country. Upon retiring, Marvin and Mary frequently traveled internationally, visiting such places as Greece, Australia, and his favorite, Canada. In more recent years, he volunteered often, transporting dogs for border collie rescue. Marvin will be remembered as a man who simply loved life, he was the first on the dance floor, never met a stranger, rooted for the underdog and brought any story to life with his cheerful animation and lightheartedness. He loved people, but he loved animals more, and they loved him too! Yet, in all his life, Marvin truly felt no stronger joy than to help and spend quality time with 'his girls', Mary, Valerie, and granddaughter, Heather. His admiration and dedication to their happiness was always his first priority in life and he cannot be described as anything other than the ideal husband, father, and grandfather. He will be missed. Family and friends are welcome to attend a celebration of life which will be held for Marvin Saturday, October 21, 2023, at Tracey's Diner in Marysville, 724 J Street. Open house from 2:30pm - 5:30pm. Memorial donations can be made to Northern California Border Collie Rescue and Adoptions

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