Marlin Robert Meador, 84, of Arvada, Colorado died May 9, 2018 of a heart attack. He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather.
Marlin was a gentle man of few words. He could be found reading his Bible every morning either in his favorite chair or at the dining room table. Active in his church as an usher and a small group leader, he spent over twenty years participating in Community Bible Study. He was always available to pray with those who reached out to him, and time spent with friends and family was precious to him. His strength and courage was evident as he loved, stayed near, and cared for two wives who died from cancer. Even during those difficult days, he was always available to family to listen to stories about daily events, give suggestions, and share in our lives.
Marlin was an architect who truly enjoyed the process of drawing plans for a building. Our family lived in three houses that were his design; one in St. Paul, Minnesota and two in Evergreen, Colorado. His style was contemporary with sleek lines, many windows, and large, open rooms. Red, his favorite color, was always incorporated into the interior. Professionally, he designed medical buildings. There are additions to Presbyterian St. Luke’s Hospital and Children’s Hospital in Denver that are his work.
Because Marlin loved the outdoors, weekend picnics with the family beside any available stream were frequent. Each time, he would find a small rock that piqued his interest and take it home with him. Some of his rock collection remains today! When he retired and had more time, he never missed an opportunity to hike or bike. He participated in Ride the Rockies twice; his hiking took him to the top of multiple 14ers. During the cold, snowy months, he would exchange his hiking boots for snowshoes and continue to enjoy the outdoors.
Marlin was an example of living a full life and loving God. He will be always be remembered by his family and those who he touched with kindness, encouragement, and love.
Marlin is survived by his wife Sherry, daughters Julee Hubachek, Toni Meador-Schrank and three grandchildren.