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Marvin "Doc" Towne

August 12, 1942 — October 3, 2021

Marvin "Doc" Towne


Marvin E. "Doc"  Towne

August 12, 1942    -    October 4, 2021

Dr. Marvin E. Towne “Doc” died the morning of October 3, 2021, after a six year battle with Alzheimer’s.  Doc being born in Scottsbluff, Nebraska, was a Nebraska Cornhusker through and through.  As the story goes, “On a dark and stormy night,” Doc left Scottsbluff on his high school graduation day to begin his first adventure.  Becoming a Funeral Director was his goal.  After many twists and turns on his journey, he met Sandra Williams, a Registered Nurse at St. Mary’s Hospital in August of 1963.   Two blissful years later, they were married on August 21, 1965 and continued the journey of Doc becoming a funeral director.

Tragedy struck when Doc and Sandy’s first born daughter was still born.  The decision was made to return to Nebraska after graduation and begin the next chapter of their lives in Sandy’s hometown of Kearney.

Doc continued working in various states for 39 years as a funeral director/embalmer.  During this time the happy couple welcomed a daughter, Marva (1967) and son, Aaron (1972).

Doc started his next adventure of becoming a Doctor of Chiropractic.  He attended Palmer College from 1990-1995.  Marvin was very proud of the doctorate he earned and was lovingly called Doc by his friends and family.  He spent the next 14 years working as a chiropractor as well as doing volunteer work for the elderly after moving to Pueblo Colorado in 2006. 

Doc also became quite an artist in his later years.  Enjoying watercolor painting and wood carving.

He was also blessed with a granddaughter, Danae; a daughter-in-law, Katie; and three grandsons, Ethan, Gavin and Brodie. 

Doc was preceded in death by his daughter, Rhonda; mother, Alberta Towne and father Kenneth Keith Towne, Sr. 

Marvis is survived by his wife, Sandra; daughter, Marva: son, Aaron, daughter-in-law Katie; granddaughter, Danae; and grandsons, Ethan, Gavin and Brodie; his brother, Kenneth Keith Towne, Jr.; sister-in-law, Ginger; nephews, Terry and Trevor and his niece, Traci.

At his request, cremation has taken place.  A Celebration of Doc’s life will be held. 



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