Skip to content
Remington Obit Photo
Marvin L. Remington

Marvin L. Remington passed away on May 26, 2022 at the age of 90. Born on April 14, 1932 to parents Howard Remington and Edith Buttle in Big Springs, Nebraska, he was 1 of 3 children. He went to primary school in Day Town, NE and then he attended high school in Big Springs, NE where he graduated in 1950. Marvin held numerous jobs as a teenager- before school he would deliver groceries and pharmaceuticals, open the gas station, and after school he worked at the drug store. In the summer, he would follow the harvest from Kansas to Canada.

Just out of high school and in the beginnings of the Korean War, Marvin joined the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Ticonderoga and at Cabaniss Field NALF in Corpus Christi, Texas. In the midst of his first of what would be 8 years in the Navy, he married Marietta Southard. They had stayed married since, until his passing.

In 1959, Marvin and Marietta set their sights on moving to Colorado, and moved to the Longmont area 9 years later. Until 1988 he was the plant manager for Thompson Respiration. Afterwards, he became a bus driver for the St. Vrain Valley School District and ran the 4M Ranch in Longmont. One of the many things Marvin enjoyed while running the 4M Ranch was horsemanship. Along with riding, Marvin was a teacher to students of all ages about horses and proper horsemanship. He shod horses until he was 84. Fishing, hunting, and meeting friends for a Thursday coffee were also favorite ways to spend his time.

Marvin was a longtime and very active member of the Calvary Church in Longmont. For many years, he brought Christmas trees to the Church.

Marvin is preceded in death by his parents Howard Remington and Edith Buttle, his sisters Shirley Fraker and Cora Bell Dehning, and his step great grandchildren Shawn and Samuel.  He is survived by his wife of 69 years Marietta Remington, his children Michelle Ballard (Gary), Michael Remington (Amy), his grandchildren Christopher, Greg, Caitlyn, & Jennifer Ballard, and Ben (Sandy), Amber, Dan (Amberly), Joe (Tessa), Crystal, & Jon Remington, his great grandchildren Harley & Lilly Ballard, and Frederic, Annabeth, Jeffrey, Asher, and Caroline Remington, his step great grandchildren Tristan and Kyle as well as his great great grandson James.

A memorial service for Marvin will be held at the Calvary Church on Friday, July 29th, 2022 at 2:00pm with a reception to follow. Condolences may be made at ahlbergfuneralchapel.com.