Marvin T. Eberle, 80, of Grandview our beloved husband, father and grandfather, took a final ride on his elevator on Sunday, Nov. 6 2011, after a courageous battle with cancer.
He was born Aug. 2 1931 in Plummer, Idaho to Ted and Marguerite Eberle.
After graduating from Rosalia High School, he moved to Tonasket, where the family raised cattle. While living there, he met and married the love of his life, Shirley Walker in 1955. They continued to make Tonasket their home, where they had three children John, Danny and Tracy. While there Marvin logged in Eanas Valley and raised chickens.
In 1964 Marvin moved his family to Yakima, where he attended Perry Trade School, to become an electrician.
In 1965 he relocated his family to Grandview and went to work for Prosser Pak and later for Hanford.
Marvin was never satisfied with an 8 to 5 job and was always trying different ventures. His first passion was buying and developing real estate. He was never scared to take on a project and volunteer his family to be his crew. Not all of his projects worked out, but his children got a diverse education in the process.
In 1975, he and his sons went to Alaska to work on the pipeline project. At this time, he acquired a taste for Alaska and its lifestyle. In 1984 with his children grown he began returning to Alaska to work. Then in 1987 Marvin and Shirley moved there and made it their steady home for 25 years. While there, Marvin contracted and drilled water wells all over out in the bush and of course bought and developed real estate.
In 2009 with his health worsening they were forced to move back to Grandview.
Out of all of his ventures, projects and accomplishments he was most proud of and loved most his family; he never was too busy to listen, advise and "direct" them through anything.
Marvin enjoyed riding horses in the mountains with his family, flying RC airplanes and wood crafting.
Marvin is survived by his loving wife, Shirley; a son Danny; a daughter, Tracy (Tom) Tudor; a daughter-in-law, Rita Eberle; six grandchildren, Amy, Sean, Danielle, Jason, Lisa and Amy; 11 great-grandchildren; and one sister, Norma Jean Hart of Tonasket.
He was preceded in death by his son, John Eberle; and his parents, Ted and Marguerite Eberle.
A special thanks to North Star Lodge, Dr Cleary and staff, Lower Valley Hospice and Smith Funeral Home.
At his request there will be no services.
Memorials may be made in Marvin's name to North Star Lodge.
A celebration of Marvin's life will be held Saturday, Nov. 12, 2011, from 2 to 5 p.m. at Danny's house, 3381 Waneta Road in Grandview.
Smith Funeral Home LTD and Crematory in Sunnyside is in charge of arrangements.