1934 - 2013
Marvin Walde was born in Glendale, Calif. He graduated
from Glendale Union Academy in 1953 and Glendale City
College in 1960 with a degree in graphic design. His career
was printing all his life and he took jobs from Glendale
to Santa Rosa and back to the Voice of Prophecy in Glendale.
From there he transferred out to the Adventist Media
Center in Thousand Oaks, Calif. During this time he and
his wife got the idea to try their hand at homesteading
a log cabin. This dream took them to their paradise in
Polebridge, Montana. His last employment was at Color
Press in Walla Walla, where he retired after 15 years
Along with his wife and children, he built a log cabin
in Polebridge, Montana, which proved to be the most
memorable experience of his lifetime. He truly pioneered
by having the property horse logged and building
the log home without power equipment of any kind,
except chain saws. It became known as “ Walde’s Wilder-
Nest” and was a favorite family retreat for 30 years.
One of the things Marv is best remembered for was his
ability to entertain people and make them laugh with his
magic and humorous impersonations of anything that
popped into his head. Two of his wife’s favorite names
for him was “Magical Marv” and “Marvelous Marv”.
In July 2012, he and Shirley were in a serious accident,
with a tree collapsing their motorhome roof while they
were inside and crushing Marvin’s leg. He was wheelchair
bound from that point. Within 2 months after the
accident, he was diagnosed with the Lou Gehrig’s disease
that claimed his life.
God, family, and fun meant the most to Marvin.
He is survived by his wife, Shirley; daughter, Teresa
of Walla Walla; son, Keith of Milton-Freewater; brother,
Jerry Walde of Phelan, Calif.; sister, Gloria Leggitt, of Yucaipa,
Calif; and six wonderful grandchildren.
A memorial service is planned for Feb. 23, 2013, at 4
p.m. At the Village Seventh-day Adventist Church in College
Place. Memorial contributions may be sent to the
radio broadcast It Is Written at itiswritten.org.
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