The Reverend Marvin Earl Foredyce, 99, a longtime Sunnyside resident, went to be in the arms of his heavenly Father Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2007.

Marvin was born on June 9, 1908, in College Place, the son of Frank and Rhoda (Abel) Foredyce.

On Oct. 6, 1927, he married Emma Watkins in Lewiston, Idaho. Marvin and Emma later entered the Assembly of God ministry pastoring churches in Prosser, Mabton, Pomeroy, Bingen, Oak Grove, Ore. and later served the families of the Sunnyside Neighborhood Assembly of God.

In his early years, Marvin enjoyed horses and later gardening.

Marvin is survived by three daughters, Gloria Gault of White Salmon, Vannetta Jennings of Pomeroy and Adine Knopp of Bridgeport; 21 grandchildren, Christine White, Larell Root, Lorine Malsam, Don Hooker, Mike Hooker, Glo Freese, Pam Moore, Tania Lompa, Kathy Menshew, Charles Sartain, Vernon Sartain, Rick Sartain, Kimberly Fuller, Debra Gunther, Lynn Jennings, Sam Jennings, Annette Ford, Jan Barton, Lawry Knopp, Randy Knopp and Sondra Woodbury; 55 great-grandchildren; and approximately 20 great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Emma D. Foredyce in 1993; one son, Earl Foredyce in 1971, two daughters, Glenna Root in 1978 and Zaida Snow in 2005; one brother, Alvin Foredyce; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Viewing and visitation will be held Monday, Nov. 12, 2007, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home in Sunnyside, with graveside services to follow at 1 p.m. at the Sunnyside Memorial Park. Memorial funeral services will be held Monday, Nov. 12, 2007, at Smith Funeral Home at 2 p.m.

Those wishing to honor his memory may contribute to Lower Valley Hospice.

Smith Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


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