Marvin Wallace Shields


Marvin Wallace Shields died Aug. 28, 2008 at the Mayo Hospital in Phoenix. He was born Dec. 23, 1922 in Oklahoma to parents Richard and Myrtle W. Shields. The family moved to Williams, Ariz. in the 1930s.

Mr. Shields served in the Army during World War II during the years of 1941-1945, working as a medic.

After the war, he returned home to Williams, and wife, Clara, and their son, Richard. Daughter, Angie, was born in 1946. He managed the Sprouse Reitz and transferred to Phoenix in 1951 when he resigned his position.

Mr. Shields then worked for Barrows Furniture Store until 1960, and started his own flooring business in Glendale.

He and his wife retired in Payson in 1982, buying a home on Gibson Ranch Road, where he resided until his death.

He is survived by daughter, Angelina Shields; sisters, Bertha of California, and Lucy and Vicki of Texas; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife and son; both parents; and a brother.

A graveside service was held Sept. 3 at Sunland Memorial Park in Sun City.

Arrangements were handled by Sunland Memorial Park and Mortuary.

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