DOUGLAS, Wyo. - Funeral services for Marvin Saul Eaton Sr., 80, will be held at 10:00 A.M. Friday, May 10, 2013 at the Gorman Funeral Homes-Converse Chapel in Douglas, Wyoming with members of the Eaton family officiating. Interment will be in the Douglas Park Cemetery.
Marvin Eaton died at his home near Douglas on Monday, May 6, 2013.
Marvin was born December 20, 1932 in Des Moines, Iowa, the son of Henry Edward and Nellie C. (Stephens) Eaton. He was raised and educated in Des Moines, Dykes, Missouri, Lehigh, Iowa, and graduated from the Lehigh High School in 1950. He was married to Dorothy Marie Bailey on June 11, 1952 in Lehigh. They moved to Des Moines where he was a self-employed carpenter and he worked at the sheriff's office. In 1973 he and his family moved to Glendo, Wyoming and he worked for the Douglas Police Department and Glendo Police Department. In 1977 they moved to Douglas, and he worked for the Converse County Sheriff Department as an investigator. He retired from the sheriff's office in 1982, and started ranching in the Chalk Buttes area near Douglas. He raised registered Black Angus bulls. He was active with his ranching endeavor until the time of his death.
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Marvin loved to go elk hunting, but also enjoyed other hunting trips and going fishing when time allowed. He and Dorothy enjoyed going to Esterbrook Lodge to play cards and to stay in their cabin at Esterbrook.
He was a member of the Wild Bunch.
Marvin is survived by his wife of 61 years, Dorothy, of Douglas; children, Kathleen (Michael) Swinehart of Altoona, Iowa, Jack (Kathie) Eaton of Cumming, Iowa, Marvin Saul (Shelly) Eaton II of Douglas, and Lorraine (Jeff) Sorensen of Douglas; sister, Dixie (Bob) Vinchattle of Dayton, Iowa; brother-in-law, Don Bailey, of Fort Dodge, Iowa; ten grandchildren; and 19 1/2 great-grandchildren.
Marvin was preceded in death by his parents and four brothers, James, Jerry, Jack, and his twin, Melvin.
Serving as pallbearers will be Dave Leo, Grover Thompson, Mark Mays, Cory Sinclair, Terry Clark, and Scott Charter.
A memorial to the Marge Cares Foundation, P.O. Box 155, Glendo, Wyoming 82213 would be appreciated by the family.
The Gorman Funeral Homes Converse Chapel of Douglas, Wyoming is in charge of the arrangements.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.gormanfh.com.