Marvell Neilsen Ahlstrom
-- 1933 ~ 2011 --

Husband, father and grandfather, Marvell Neilsen Ahlstrom, 77, died on June 20, 2011 in Provo, Utah.

Marvell was born September 30, 1933 in Torrance, CA to Byron Pitt Ahlstrom and Gena Nielsen Ahlstrom. He was youngest of five boys.

Marv graduated from Redondo Beach Union High School 1951 and attended El Camino College receiving his AA degree in 1953.

Marvell was called to serve an LDS Mission to the Mexican Mission. He served faithfully from October 1953 to April 1956.

After his LDS mission Marv attended Brigham Young University where he graduated in 1959 with a BS degree. He later earned his MBA from Pepperdine College.

Marv Married Louise Cluff in the Los Angeles Temple and they had eight children.

Upon his graduation from BYU Marv was drafted into the US Army in 1959. He served active duty in Panama for two years where his daughter Sandra was born. He finished his service in Southern California in 1965.

In 1963, Marvell moved the family to Los Alamitos in Orange County, California where he worked as an industrial engineer for North American Rockwell on the first US space flight to the moon. He later worked at McDonell Douglas aircraft. In the early 70's Marv started MBA Tax Service where he worked, supporting his family until he retired.

Marvell is beloved by all who knew him as a quiet, kind, service-oriented man with a great sense of humor. Marv had a special gift for noticing work that needed to be done and would set about doing it without fanfare.

Marvell is survived by his wife, Louise, his children Sandra, Paul, Karen, Marv, Jayson, Tamara and Alysia and by 31 grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his son David.

Funeral services will be held Friday, June 24, 2011 at 12:00 p.m. in the Alpine 9th LDS Ward Chapel located at 901 East Village Way, Alpine, Utah. Family and friends may call on Thursday evening from 6-8 p.m. at the Warenski Funeral Home, 1776 North 900 East, American Fork, Utah (Just South of Lone Peak High School) and also at an additional viewing at the church on Friday morning one hour prior to services. Interment will be in the Alpine City Cemetery.

Donations to be made in lieu of Flowers to any Zions Bank Location: Marvell Ahlstrom Donation Account.

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