Alvin Van Marion
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.