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In Memory of

Marvin Miller

October 19, 1931 - September 11, 2017

Obituary


Miller, Marvin Lenhart

Marvin passed away on the afternoon of Patriot Day, September 11, 2017, at the age of 85. He was surrounded by his family and friends who love him and will miss him dearly. Marv was born on October 19, 1931 to Gladys Jean (Clarke) Huberty, in Oxnard, California.
He is survived by his sister, Janice (Miller) Peters of Gilroy, California. Married to Dorothy (Moeller) Miller from 1956-1992, Marv leaves behind his children Pete (Christy), Signe (Bruce), and Rolf (Cyndi). His cherished grandchildren include: Stefan, Kendall, Annie, Reid, Hanna, and Tanner.

Miller, Marvin Lenhart

Marvin passed away on the afternoon of Patriot Day, September 11, 2017, at the age of 85. He was surrounded by his family and friends who love him and will miss him dearly. Marv was born on October 19, 1931 to Gladys Jean (Clarke) Huberty, in Oxnard, California.
He is survived by his sister, Janice (Miller) Peters of Gilroy, California. Married to Dorothy (Moeller) Miller from 1956-1992, Marv leaves behind his children Pete (Christy), Signe (Bruce), and Rolf (Cyndi). His cherished grandchildren include: Stefan, Kendall, Annie, Reid, Hanna, and Tanner.
Marv spent his early life in the Southern California cities of Glendale, Taft, Tehachapi, Lebec, and Delano, before settling in Roseville at the age of 14. He graduated from Roseville High School in 1949, participating in baseball, boxing, as well as singing tenor in the school choir. After high school, Marv attended Placer College before joining the U.S. Navy in 1951. From 1951-1954 he was stationed mainly in Rhode Island as part of the Atlantic Fleet. He also spent time in Northern Europe before returning home.
Marv graduated from Sacramento State University, with a bachelor's degree in business administration: specializing in accounting, in 1960. After a three year stint working at Aerojet, Marv accepted a position with the city of Roseville working with the assistant city manager in 1964. Five years later he was promoted to assistant finance director, a position he would hold for the next 25 years until his retirement in 1994. Marv truly loved his time working for the city of Roseville, developing several close relationships that would last through the remainder of his life.
In his later years, Marv's time was spent with his family, on the golf course, having lunch with classmates, or watching his San Francisco Giants (on his big screen television) win three World Series Championships. He stayed active, traveling to Hawaii and playing tennis or golf with friends and family. But what he really enjoyed was taking part in his grandchildren's activities. Each one of them appreciated his gruff exterior (he could weave profanity into a conversation with the best of them), but underneath that they knew there was a heart of gold. He was always there for his kids and grandkids--whether he was attending a band concert, a softball game, a graduation ceremony, or a birthday celebration. In the end, one of Marv's greatest qualities was his sense of fairness. He made sure all of his family and friends were treated equitably, with love and respect. This commonly heard sentiment about our dad and grandpa expresses how many people felt about him: "I love Marv, he is always so kind and funny."

Services will be held Saturday, September 23, at the Lambert Funeral Home, 400 Douglas Blvd., Roseville, CA, at 11:00 am.
Reception to follow.
Donations can be made to the "Wounded Warrior Project"