May 3, 1937 - 2013 January 25, 2013
Marvin Glenn McKinney of Culver, Oregon; much loved husband, father, and grandfather, passed away on Friday, January 25, 2013 in Redmond, Oregon. He was 75.
A remembrance of Marvin's life will be held Saturday, February 23, 2013 at 11:00 am MST at the Vale Christian Church, located at 450 A St. West, in Vale, Oregon.
Marvin was born May 3, 1937, in Ontario, Oregon, to Merrill 'Red' and Ruth (Maupin) McKinney. He grew up on a small cattle ranch outside of Vale, Oregon. Shortly after graduating from high school, he served in the U.S. Army during which time, he was stationed in Alaska. After returning home, he met and married Linda Joanne Woodward, his partner in life for the past 54 years.
He worked for the Vale road department and the Oakridge sawmill for a number of years before returning to ranching, a vocation he pursued with his wife Linda at his side, for the remainder of his life. He ran a large cattle ranch in eastern Oregon for 33 years. He and Linda then 'retired' to a small cattle ranch in Culver, Oregon, where they have happily lived for the past 12 years. His greatest joy and personal measure of success, was raising cattle from birth, and adding them to the herd that he and Linda worked together to build.
Marvin enjoyed rodeo, hunting, four-wheelers, horses, reading the news, candy, but most especially, family.
Marvin is survived by his wife Linda McKinney of Culver, OR; sons, Steve McKinney of West Richland, WA and David McKinney (wife Tami) of Redmond, OR; daughter, Sheila Hite (husband Brad) of Corvallis, OR. Other survivors include his grandson, Bryan, and five granddaughters, Janet, Shalene, Danielle, Madyson and Hannah.
He is preceded in death by his parents; his brothers, Milton and John McKinney; and daughter-in-law Susan.
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