Kalispell International Folk Dancers

Memorial for Marvin Black

Marvin William Black of Kalispell died Jan. 15, 2011, at 11:50 p.m.

A memorial service starting at 2 pm was held May 7, 2011,
At the Smith Valley Grange Hall, on U.S. Hwy 2, about 4 miles west of Kalispell.
It Concluded with a potluck and contra dance.


VFW -presenting the flag

Family photos

In the navy


Thngs Happen for a Reason

memorial card front

memorial card inside

memorial card back

Tribuite to Marvin

I first met Marvin in 2000 when he was only 76 years old, and I thought at the time I hope I have as much energy as him when I'm 76. Marvin became a regular and would always go to Perkins after folkdancing. Over the years Marvin continued to give life to our little folk dance group, and we were all very fond of him and one by one we all have a story to tell about Marvin. I have a few video clips of Marvin Dancing. In these three, Marvin is dancing with Rosalind Yanishevsky




2004 at the Salvation Army Gym Marvin's eightieth bithday party

At the end of the evining, just before the last dance, I knew Rosalind was leaving so I went and said Goodbye to Rosalind. She was one of the founders of our folk dance group here in Kalispell. Rosalind passed away June 6, 2010. There is a very nice tribuite to Rosalind In Memory of Rosalind Yanishevsky By Keith Hammer

Comments, and sugestions are welcome. Your stories can be added to this web page too.
Please send to rogerpbury AT yahoo DOT com