Marvin Isaac Wyler Sr.

Marvin Isaac Wyler Sr., aged 76, passed away unexpectedly following a brief illness Thursday morning September 2, 2021.

Marvin was born on October 29, 1944, in Payson, UT to William Edward Chatwin Sr. and Dorothy Mae Wyler Chatwin. He was adopted and raised by Henry Wyler and Elberta Chatwin Wyler.

Marvin was a shining example to those around him and a firm believer in the Gospel of Jesus Christ. He had steadfast morals, unwavering faith, and enough love to fill any room. His greatest joy was caring for his family.

We will all remember him as having the brightest smile when anyone came to visit.  He loved long hugs. Seeing the joy it brought to his eyes would make his loved ones want to just keep hugging.

He always wanted those who visited to feel welcome and especially to make sure they knew where all the food was.

Marvin attended the Jordan High School in Sandy, UT graduating with the Class of 62.  He was a gifted student and received multiple scholarships but he felt several promptings to instead ‘Seek ye first the Kingdom of God, and all else will be added to you.”  After graduating, he answered the call for a 2 year mission to Short Creek where, under the direction of Edson P. Jessop Sr., he helped build the community. A short time later, he and his family were called on a mission to manage the Short Creek Community Garden and Cannery which they tirelessly did with all their hearts for over 20 years and in so doing helped provide for the community they so dearly loved. He ran a family business, Marvin Wyler Stucco, which operated throughout Utah and Arizona.

His love was infectious and will be sorely missed but never forgotten.

Thank you Marvin, for sharing your light and life with the world. May you rest in peace and continue to guide us with your memory.

Marvin is survived by two loving wives Susan Lorena (Lorie) Thomas Wyler and Charlet (Charlette Anne) Young Chatwin.  He is survived by his children Isaac, Zina, LeighAnn, Ross, Margo, Stefen, Marvena, Craig, Afton, Lucinda, David, Zelpha, Troy, Ray, Roger, Steven, Marsha, Laree, Chris, Cecelia, Nycia, Vaughn, Jonathan,  Charnell, Maralee, Dorothy, Deanna, Esther, Jolynne, Roylee, Diamona, Nathaniel, William, and Parley. He is also survived by his sister, Irene Brock.

He has 202 grand-children and 59 great grand-children.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William Edward Chatwin Sr., Margaret Melvina Jerman Chatwin, Lula Jerman Chatwin, and Dorothy Mae Wyler Chatwin.  He was also preceded in death by his adopted parents, Henry Wyler and Elberta Chatwin Wyler.  He was preceded in death by his siblings, Larelda, Elberta, Maretta, Zola, Cleon, Charles, Edward Jr., Leora, and Leonard. He was preceded in death by his 3rd wife, Esther Young Chatwin, and his 4th wife, married for time, Dena Zitting Young.

Many of Dena’s children from a previous marriage considered Marvin a father especially Carl, Marion, Verlin, Lawrence, and Joseph.

A viewing will be held Friday September 10, 2021, from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM at the Holm Memorial Building.

A funeral will be held Saturday September 11, 2021, at 2PM in the Holm Memorial Building.

Internment will be at the Isaac W. Carling Memorial Park following the funeral.

All are welcome to attend dinner and a tribute program for Marvin Wyler at 6 PM to 8 PM on Saturday, September 11th at the Cottonwood Park.

All of your love, thoughts, and kindness are greatly appreciated.

“But charity is the pure love of Christ, and it endureth forever; and whoso is found possessed of it at the last day, it shall be well with him.” – Moroni -7


Short Creek Community Center                               250 E University Ave , Colorado City, Arizona

Viewing 6-9 PM Friday Sept 10.                    Funeral 2PM Saturday Sept 11.


Isaac W. Carling Memorial Park                   320 E Township Avenue, Colorado City AZ

Internment Saturday Sept. 11.                        (Google-maps: use the name instead of the address)


Cottonwood Park                                            120 E Academy Avenue, Colorado City, AZ

Tribute Program 6-8 PM Sat. Sept. 11.          (Google-maps: use the name instead of the address)

Arrangements are made under the direction of Spilsbury Mortuary, 110 S Bluff Street, St. George, Utah 84770. 435-673-2454.

Family and friends are invited to sign Marvin’s online guest book at



5:00 – 9:00 pm

Second Visitation


2:00 pm


2nd Viewing
Saturday, September 11, 2021
12:30 – 1:30 pm

Holm Memorial Building
1055 North Carling Street
Hildale, Utah


3:00 pm
Isaac W Carling Memorial Park
320 E Township Avenue
Colorado City, AZ

Guest Book

18 Responses

  1. Lorie, Nycia and Diamona we send our prayers, love and blessings to you and your family. God Bless. Lee and Linda Peraldo 💕🌻🕊

  2. Lorie, Nycia and Diamona we send our prayers, love and blessings to you and your family. God Bless. Lee and Linda Peraldo 💕🌻🕊

  3. Love you my Dearest Grandfather. Thank you for teaching me so much about Love and Kindness. Our Family will miss you immensely. Until we meet again, my dear sweet Grandpa <3

  4. A very christ like man you will be missed but your shining example will a ways shine in our hearts. Lots of love to the family left behind may you find peace and rest in our fathers kingdom

  5. My dear Marvin words cannot express feelings of the heart. But our Hope in our Savior will surely be rewarded for He has said “ if you have no accusers then I will not accuse you” In the eyes of all who know you, you have been exemplary in loving your neighbor and in your service to your Lord, thank you my friend . And lots of love to your family

  6. Thank you for always having a place for us to stay when we visited. My home town will not be the same without you Grandpa Marvin. Thank you for the letters you left that tell your life story. And for you constant unselfishness. What a blessing it was to know you.

  7. Dad, thanks for instilling into me to turn the other cheek in opposition, and for giving me the strong foundation to see me through this life. I love that you loved the choices I have made. I hope and pray I can be half the good example to my kids as you were to us. If it’s not too much trouble maybe you could pull some strings up there to help inspire our kids to find Jesus Christ in their lives. I don’t know how it works up there but I do know we need help down here in what seems like a crumbling fortress of what we once were. They say in the afterlife you go and join the people you are the most like, so I will try to be just like you, so save a place for me up there with you and Jesus. I love you, Daddy, goodbye….

  8. Always treated me like a best friend, his boys stuccoed my home in Sandy, I was always impressed with his family even those who became disaffected with their relationship never back stabbed or gossiped about the challenges they may have had. That is a burning testament to the Christlike character of Marvin and the way he treated anyone and everyone. I never heard a judgemental or condescending remark from any of his family towards another. What an example to all blessed to know him and his family.

  9. You were always so kind and thoughtful of others always doung what you could for the community and your friends and family you were truly a pillar of light in the world and our community you will be missed greatly

  10. I love you dearly Father. Your acceptance of me and the love and joy you have given me. I will always cherish. I will miss your long hugs , telling me if my hair was wet or dry. Our personal little thing together. I will miss your beautiful smile and how your eyes would light up with joy.
    To my adopted family. Brothers and sisters. I may be far. But I am with you all in spirit.I will continue to pray for you all in this trying time. Love you all so very much. Thank you all for your acceptance of me.

  11. You’ve been such a pillar in so many of our lives. Thank you for loving your Nieces and Nephews like your own. You are the best uncle a little girl or boy could ever have. We love you and will miss you immensely.

  12. My Ian you have my deepest sympathy I the passing of your father. May God grant you comfort and peace in the days ahead.

  13. Integrity/Honesty/Kindness/Strength/Compassion/Patience/ All things good. This man “got it and did it” as Jesus Christ taught. Salt and Light to and for all who were blessed to cross his path. He fought the good fight–finished the race–kept the faith– and now has gone to the award awaiting the righteous.
    —Rest in His loving arms.


  14. Nyciah you have my sympathy in the passing of your father. May God grant you peace and comfort in the days ahead.

  15. Marvin was a man that followed his conscience, not the popular, or required behavior. I think his treatment of everyone was friendly, and his example worth emulating. As a young man, I apprenticed with him and Harold Peine; as honest and fair minded as they come.

  16. Thank you all the love and kindness you have shown me through the years . Thank you for all the wonderful special uncle Hugs !! 🤗💕Thank you for always making me feel a part of your family, when ever I would come around you made me feel like one of your children !! Thank you so much for these Fun wonderful memories. We will miss you so much !!! May God keep you safe in his loving arms , until we meet again 🙏🙏🙏❤️❤️

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