Alvin Leonard Van Marion, 91, of Nederland, died Monday, Feb. 2. He was born Nov. 13, 1923, in Nederland, to Olga Stehle and Leonard Van Marion, and had been a lifelong resident of Nederland.

Alvin retired from Texaco after 36 years of service. He was an avid gardener and some say he grew the best tomatoes in Mid-County. Alvin enjoyed dominoes, and in earlier years fishing. He was a pastry chef at heart.

Alvin is survived by his children, Leonard Van Marion and his wife, D’Juana, of Orange; Wilhelmina Allen and her husband, Curtis, of Baton Rouge and Christina Akbari and her husband, Hossain, of Jonesboro, Ar; grandchildren, Brad Van Marion, Bree Cammack, Brittny Williams, Ariana Akbari, and Syrina Akbari; eight great-grandchildren; brother, Nelis Van Marion and his wife, Dorothy, of Beaumont and sister, Shirley Solis and her husband, Nick, of Beaumont.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Catherine; and sisters, Norma Wilkins, Pearl Cureton, Betty Menard, and JoAnn Walker.

A gathering of Mr. Van Marion’s family and friends will be at 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 5, at Broussard’s, 505 North 12th Street, Nederland. His graveside service will be at 11:00 a.m., Friday, Feb. 6, at Oak Bluff Memorial Park, 101 Block Street, Port Neches.

Memorial Contributions in Mr. Van Marion’s name may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude, Memphis, Tennessee, 38105.