OBITUARY

Marvin Ward Albaugh

August 28, 1924August 26, 2011

Marvin Ward Albaugh was born in a prairie cabin near Philipsburg, Kansas. He was the youngest of the family, preceded in death by his sister Betty (Albaugh) Keef, and Blaine Albaugh. His life was filled with faith, family and friends. He married Betty Grace Scott, who preceded him in death, and they raised 5 children, 16 grand-children and 20 great-grands. They enjoyed 60 years together. WW2 service in the US Army took him to the Pacific, serving in the Philippines, New Guinea and Japan. Always active in church, community and service to his country; his faith was the sustaining strength of his life in the good and the hard times. He passed with dignity and grace on August 26th, 2011 of natural causes, two days before his birthday. His life verse is taken from that date, 8:28 from the book of Romans. We love you Dad. Memorial donations may be made to Nesteam International for building of a family health clinic at Mapalo ( Grace) Center in Zambia.

Services

  • Funeral Service (Private) Thursday, September 1, 2011
  • Visitation (Public) Wednesday, August 31, 2011
  • Reception (Private) Thursday, September 1, 2011
  • Committal Serice (Private) Thursday, September 1, 2011
  • Memorial Service (Public) Thursday, September 1, 2011
REMEMBERING

Marvin Ward Albaugh

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Linda Wesolowski

August 29, 2012

Dad, it's been a year now since your passing and today would have been your 88th birthday. Thanks for being such a wonderful, loving father to me. I miss you every day but I know all is well, you are truly at home, your heavenly home. Think I need to go and have a frosty at Wendy's in your honor! Love ya, Linda

Denise Whitmire

January 18, 2012

I thought so highly of Marv & Betty. They were always a kind, loving & forgiving presence & example in our little, (& young) Evergreen Christian Church in Vancouver, quite a few years ago! I remember his testimony.
I remember his humbleness. I remember how sweet he was when a few of us gals would come over to their house in Vancouver to paint in the sun room with Betty. I felt so honored when Betty & Marvin asked me to sing "This Little Child" at their church in Beaverton, OR several years ago. My Husband & I used to walk up to their cabin when we were staying at Winema Christian Camp. Now, when we are at camp, I look up there and think of them both. I am sorry that I was not aware of Marv's passing when it occurred. I would have loved to have been at the services to celebrate Marv's life w/his family & friends, as I did at Betty's passing. Memories of these two dear people will always be special to me. God bless the Albaugh family.
Sincerely,
Denise Whitmire

sandy marshall

December 6, 2011

Dad I miss you dearly...every moment of a day brings such pleasant memories to my heart and mind. Thank you for being my loving Dad who always welcomed me with a smile and a greeting..whether in bad times or in good! Thank you for being such a loving Grandpa to each of my children, always with a hug and a smile! We will continue to be blessed because of who you were, you have left your legacy in each of us! Merry Christmas Dad, I love you!

Vince Van Liew

October 12, 2011

Marv

You were a blessing to so many, as were all of your family. I held you in high esteem then and will continue to hold your memory dear.
Your life was a testemony to Faith in action.

Denise Struckmeier

September 18, 2011

I remember waking up in the morning finding grandpa sitting on the couch that was next to the kitchen. He was drinking coffee and reading the bible. Sometimes he was training Abby on a new trick. He was so proud of her learning how to stand up, run around the coffee table and rolling. I loved watching him.

Denise Struckmeier

September 18, 2011

Grandpa and grandma welcomed me into there home and hearts as if I was one of there own gradnchild. I miss them so much. As I sit in this room that was once blue, typing on a computer that sits on grandpa's old desk, you will always be with me. I miss you both so much and am thankful for the love, compassion and the gentleness you have taught me. I am thankful our son could be with you, learn from you and feel your love that you have given me. Thank you! I love you both and miss you so much.

Janell Struckmeier

September 16, 2011

I miss so much about Dad. Miss our morning coffee's. He so faithfully made coffee each morning and went to his yellow room to read, sleep, pray and drink coffee with me. Always telling me to have a great day when I left he and Sadie to go to work. Thanks Dad.

Lee Albaugh

September 16, 2011

Dad, miss you every day now, but know you are well. You finished the race well. I'm sure many of your friends, and family are with you around the Throne right now! Rejoicing, even while we feel the loss. In all circumstances, we give thanks. Lee

Ben Goff

September 14, 2011

The one thing I loved about Grandpa was his ice cream! Christmas was always special because he would be santa
the Hot tub

Rachel van Baggen

September 13, 2011

The beach cabin, naps, gospel music, grab bag on Christmas day, praying, his smile, seeing him at church, his stories, his joy and compassion, his forgiveness and understanding, his faith that could move mountains, his love for his family, friends, and strangers, watching him read his bible, witnessing how tender and loving he was with grandma, how he said my name; these are all of the things that I cherish about my grandpa. His legacy lives on through my family and with all of those that have met him. He touched lives with a single smile. I am so blessed to have known him.