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DEATH: MARVIN F. (MOG) WARREN
Published: Wed, Oct. 16, 1996, 12:00 a.m. MDT
Marvin (Mog) Warren, age 83, of Springville, died Monday, Oct. 14, 1996 at his residence.
He was born on the Indian reservation in a log cabin home, June 20, 1913 in Hayden, Utah, to Amos W. Warren and Annie Elizabeth Bowen Warren. He married Rhea Johnson on August 20, 1937. The marriage was later solemnized in the Manti LDS Temple. Rhea preceded Mog in death on August 27, 1992.Mog graduated from Spanish Fork High School, where he was quarterback for the football team, and excelled in track and basketball. Mog was also an amateur boxer, winning the title of Intermountain Welter Weight Champion. He attended Utah State University on scholarship, majoring in Forestry. Was a civilian employee of the Navy in San Francisco for six years where he and Rhea lived during World War II
They moved to Springville in 1946 where he has resided since. While living there, Mog served in many civic positions. He has been a member of the Lions Club for 46 years, serving as District Governor in 1965. He was a member of the Wildlife Association and served as President for two terms. He served as a Little League coach for six years where he had three championship teams and three 2nd place teams. He has been director of the Springville Chamber of Commerce and a member of the Hobble Creek Golf Association.
Mog served 12 years as a state legislator and was voted in as the Majority Whip and Floor Leader. Also served as Acting Speaker of the House for a special term. While serving on the Utah State Fair Board for four years, he was appointed to the State Boxing Commission by Governor Rampton. He was honored in 1981 as Grand Marshall of the Springville Art City Days Parade. Mog has also served in many callings in the LDS Church. He has been enjoying retirement after working at Geneva Steel for 29 years.
Mog had tremendous love for life and nature, which he shared with his family and other good friends. He was an avid horseman, hunter, fisherman and even found occasion to snow ski with his family.
He is survived by two sons and three daughters: Patsy (Calvin) Thorpe of Sandy; Marlene (Robert) Nelson, Jerry (Connie) Warren, Kent (Vyki) Warren, Marylyne (Douglas) Witney, all of Springville; 23 grandchildren; seven great- grandchildren; Melvin (Red) Warren, his twin brother, living in California; Betty Rossi, his sister, also living in California.
Funeral will be Friday, October 18, 1996 at 11 a.m. in the Kolob 1st Ward Chapel, 840 So. 400 East, in Springville. Friends may visit at the Wheeler Mortuary, 211 East 200 South, Springville, on Thursday from 6-8 p.m. or Friday from 10-10:45 a.m. at the church. Burial will be in the Evergreen Cemetery.
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