Marva Fackrell Stokes
May 21, 1927 ~ August 2, 2014
Viewing: Wednesday from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Gillies Funeral Chapel, 634 East 200 South, Brigham City and on Thursday at the Brigham City 19th LDS Ward Chapel, 105 West Fishburn Drive from 10:00 to 10:40 a.m.
Funeral services: Thursday, August 7, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at Brigham City 19th LDS Ward Chapel, 105 West Fishburn Drive
Interment: Brigham City Cemetery
BRIGHAM CITY – Our loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, great-great grandmother, sister, and friend, Marva Fackrell Stokes, 87, passed away on Saturday, August 2, 2014 with her family at her side in Brigham City, Utah. She was born on May 21, 1927 in Garland, Utah, a daughter of Israel Hoyt and Mary Elma Nessen Fackrell. Marva graduated from the Bear River High School in 1945. She married Alvin DeVere Stokes on April 25, 1946 in the Logan LDS Temple. He preceded her in death on May 19, 2012. She was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints serving in the Relief Society, Young Women and Primary Presidency's. She was a member of the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers. Marva enjoyed oil painting, ceramics, seamstress and being with her family. The family would like to thank the staff at Maple Springs, Hearts for Hospice, Brandi Smith, Dr. Bruce Keller, President Bob and Becky Bateman, Mickie McWilliams and Josie Andersen – Honorary Granddaughter for their loving care of our mother. Surviving are four children: The oldest and most mature one, Sharon (Dick) Christensen, Brigham City; the picked on one, LeAnna (Robert) Skinner, Tremonton; the spoiled one, Lynn (Valorie) Stokes, Malad, Idaho; and the smartest one and youngest, Geri (Steve) McQuivey, St. George; 18 grandchildren, 56 great grandchildren, 1 great-great grandchild, five siblings, Arvin Fackrell, Willard; Gwen Munk, Howell; Dave Fackrell, Midvale; Myrna Bunnell, Florida; Dean Fackrell, Roy. She was preceded in death by her husband, Alvin, one son, Layne F. Stokes, one brother, Dale Fackrell and two sisters, Donna Grover and Ruth Stokes. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Primary Children's Medical Center, 100 Mario Capecchi Drive, Salt Lake City, UT 84113 in Marva Stokes Name. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, August 7, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at Brigham City 19th LDS Ward Chapel, 105 West Fishburn Drive. A viewing will be held on Wednesday from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Gillies Funeral Chapel, 634 East 200 South, Brigham City and on Thursday at the church from 10:00 to 10:40 a.m. Interment will be in the Brigham City Cemetery.
I loved Marva. She and I were at Maple Springs for awhile together. She looked just like my best friend and she was a very special lady. She is having such a reunion right now, I envy her joy. May Heavenly Father relay this to you and bring you great comfort.
I wanted to send love and prayers to you on the passing of your mother.
Debbie Van Deusen
Jeri and family,
I was sorry to read about your mother. She was such a good friend to my mother. I know that meant a lot to mom. It is hard to lose your parents. May you be comforted in your loss.
Marilyn & Jim