Marvin Kay McLaws, completed his earthly journey on October 7, 2020, at his home in Mesa, Arizona, peacefully returning to his Father in Heaven.
Our beloved husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather was born to Lester Owen McLaws and Florence Standage Cutler in Mesa, Arizona on September 14, 1934.
Kay was married to his high school sweetheart, Fern Audene Allen (Slade), in the Mesa Arizona Temple on September 4, 1954. They recently celebrated the 66th anniversary of their eternal companionship.
As an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kay lead a life of service and devotion. He served faithfully in numerous callings including multiple bishoprics and youth leadership. He served multiple stake missions and shared the peace and happiness of the gospel he loved with many. Kay was always very generous and kind, spending countless hours seeking those in need. Very few people were ever allowed to leave his home empty handed. Kay had a great love for genealogy and serving in the temple. He followed the example of his Savior, Jesus Christ, and had a firm testimony of Him.
Kay was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Dale and Richard and his grandson Austin Williams.
He is survived by his wife, Audene, daughter Pamela, sons Daniel, Randall, Darren and Brent, 17 grandchildren, and 32 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother Jerrold and his sisters Marnell Davis and Patricia McLaws.
A viewing for family and friends will be held on Thursday, October 15th, 9:00am at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints located at 933 East Brown Road, Mesa, Arizona. The funeral will follow immediately at 10:00am at the same location.