Marvin Sleeper


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Marvin Sleeper Glidden

May 12 1931 - Dec 27 2009

Captain Marvin Sleeper Glidden, USMC (Ret.), age 78 of Van Alstyne, Texas passed away on December 27, 2009 in Sherman. He was born on May 12, 1931 in Burlington, Vermont to Perley and Glenn (Morse) Glidden. Marvin proudly served his country in the United States Marine Corps and retired after 20 years of service, having achieved the rank of Captain. He went on to work in the gas industry as a Cryogenic Engineering Consultant. Marvin married Melody Foley on November 8, 1994 in Van Alstyne, Texas. He is survived by his wife, Melody of Van Alstyne, Texas; sons, Robert Hutchings and wife Emma of Henderson, Nevada and Mark Stanley Glidden of Howe, Texas; grandchildren, Shelby Mincheff and Elizabeth Marie Glidden; brother, John Glidden and his wife, Barbara of Massachusetts and several nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his two sisters, Norma Drake of California and Eleanor Prather of Tennessee. A Memorial Service will be held at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home in Gunter, Texas on Wednesday, December 30, 2009 beginning at 6:00 PM. A Graveside Inurnment will take place with full Military Honors in Colchester, Vermont. Donations in lieu of flowers may be made in Marvin’s memory to the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children, P.O. Box 199300, Dallas, TX, 75219-9842 (
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