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Marvin Dewey, 77 - June 29, 2016

Marvin Eau Claire Dewey, 77, of North Platte, formerly of Brady, passed away Wednesday, June 29, 2016, at his home.
Services were conducted on Saturday, July 2, at Carpenter Memorial Chapel with military honors. A private family burial will take place at the Gaslin Cemetery near Brady at a later date.
Dewey was born June 18, 1939, to Eau Claire and Marge (Crawford) Dewey at Ansley.
He attended school at Brady Public Schools, graduating in 1957, and was proud to be part of the 1957 State High School Championship basketball team, according to family members.
After graduation, he entered the United States Navy and proudly served his nation. Upon his honorable discharge from the service, he was united in marriage to Janice Whipple on Dec. 4, 1961. To this union, three children were born.
During his early years, he helped his father run the Lincoln Highway Garage at Brady. After moving to North Platte, he then worked for Sears as a television service technician, and then as an electrician for Union Pacific Railroad, retiring in 2004.
Dewey was a master mechanic, electrician and carpenter, and enjoyed time tinkering in his shop repairing or building appliances, motors or furniture for family and friends.
He enjoyed storytelling to his children and grandchildren of hunting and fishing excursions in his younger days, stated the family. One of his greatest accomplishments was facing cancer with courage, and without fear or complaint. The lasting legacy he leaves his family and friends, is that even in our darkest hours, muster the strength to face each challenge with faith and hope.
?Family members will especially miss his knowledge about so many things mechanical, he truly could fix or build about anything.
Dewey was preceded in death by: his parents, Eau Claire and Marge; his daughter, Tamela Jo; a grandson, Garrett Ryan Bailey; brother-in-law, Ed Myers.
Survivors include: his wife, Janice Dewey; his children—Kandi Kae (Mark) Bailey and James Lee Dewey; grandchildren—Brent Scott, Landon (Chelsea) and Jordan (Kelsey Ohlson) Bailey and Jamie Jolee Dewey; great-granddaughter, Jaci Ann Bailey; a sister, Sue (Don) House; aunt, Joyce Dewey; brother and sisters-in-law—Tom (Jeannie) Whipple and Marlene Myers; and other relatives.
Memorials are suggested to Make A Wish Foundation.