Marvin Carl Anderson: 1948-2015
Marvin Carl Anderson
Marvin passed away on Tuesday, June 9th at 3 a.m. He was born in Los Angeles, CA (near Pasadena) on December 17, 1948 to Clara Jane (Light) of Ohio and Marvin Henry Anderson of Iowa. He was the youngest of three; his sister is Pastor Marsha Carol Anderson (Nebraska) and brother, Dennis Paul Anderson (Minnesota). He is remembered by a niece and two nephews: Darcy Nicole Wearing and her children, Jessy and Kody, James Alan Anderson with his wife Tammy, and Steven Marc Anderson, his wife Lisa, and their boys, Jake and Marc.
Marvin Carl graduated from Arcadia High School in 1966 (Acardia, CA). After serving the U.S. Army, he hoped to inspire peace and togetherness by driving a schoolbus along the Pacific Coast & beyond. The bus was full of friends, old and new. The experiences they shared transformed into enduring friendships. For ‘Marvelous’, the memories from that ride lasted a lifetime.
‘Marvelous’ parked his bus in the hills of Humboldt County. He had found his home on Fruitland Ridge, where he lived for more than 35 years. He was a train and automobile enthusiast who enjoyed woodworking, gardening, watching baseball and old westerns. He was delighted to have visitors and often made his rounds for conversation with neighbors who had discovered his insightful, playful, and generous heart.
‘Marvelous’ Marvin Carl Anderson will be missed by his family and the never-ending list of friends he had met along the way. A picnic potluck and memorial service will be held at the Women’s Federation Grove (4 Fireplaces North of Weott-Avenue of the Giants) on Friday, June 26, 2015 at 4 P.M. followed that evening by a gathering at Meagher’s Saloon in Myers Flat, CA.