Issac Marvin Allison, 101, of McCall, formerly of Riggins, passed away Friday, Nov. 28, 2014, at McCall Rehab and Care Center. He was born in Sioux City, Iowa, on Feb. 4, 1913.
His family migrated by covered wagon to Rapid City, S.D., in the early 1900s. As a young man he worked with his dad learning the masonry trade. He went on to work at that trade for the rest of his working life. He was still working when he was 94.
He married his wife, Ruth, in South Dakota and moved to Washington and then to Idaho where they resided for the rest of their lives. Marvin and Ruth loved Idaho. They lived on the Little Salmon River in a small house Marvin built. They loved fishing and camping with their friends.
His last months of life were spent at the McCall Rehab Center. There he received wonderful care until his passing. He loved entertaining the other residents and staff with his lifelong love of singing and storytelling.
He is survived by his son, Leonard, and many nieces and nephews.
Cremation is under the direction of Blackmer Funeral Home, Grangeville.