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Marie Melville Irvine

February 8, 1940 - February 11, 2014

Marie Melville Irvine

Marie Melville Irvine died unexpectedly on February 11, 2014. She was born on February 8, 1940, to Alton and Verna Melville in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Marie grew up in Salt Lake City and obtained a Bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Utah. She married Robert W. Irvine in 1962 and then taught English and German at Granger High in West Valley City. After a year in Logan, the family moved to Ogden in 1968 where her husband taught Mathematics at Weber State University.

Marie then completed a second degree in Art and became an accomplished fiber artist. When her children entered college, Marie abandoned her art and went to work for ten years at what was then Morton-Thiokol as an information systems executive.

She and her family spent 33 summers in Grand Teton Nation Park where her husband was a seasonal park ranger.

Marie enjoyed playing golf at the Ogden Golf and Country Club and spent many hours doing volunteer work at local cross-country ski races. She wrote a lengthy historical book about life in the old west. At the time of her death, she was chairwoman of the Weber County Library Board and was looking forward to being closely involved with the new library construction projects.

Marie is survived by her husband Bob, a daughter Stacey (Don), a son Craig (Donna), her mother Verna, a brother Marvin (Renee), a sister LuAnn (Gary), grandchildren Alexander and Jonathan, and numerous nephews and nieces.

There will be a gathering to celebrate Marie’s life on Wednesday, February 19 at 6:30 p.m. at the Ogden Golf and Country club, 4197 South Washington Boulevard in Ogden.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Marie’s name to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society

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Born: February 8, 1940
Died: February 11, 2014

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