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1936 Marvin 2020

Marvin Lee Dehls

December 15, 1936 — March 28, 2020

Marvin Lee Dehls, 83, passed away peacefully at home with his family by his side on Saturday, March 28, 2020.

Due to our current health conditions in our community and government regulations for small gatherings there will be a private family service in Carmichael-Whatley Colonial Chapel at 10:00 AM Wednesday, April 1, 2020 with Pastor K.T. Butler, pastor of Open Door Church of God in Christ Church, officiating.  Entombment will be at Memory Gardens Mausoleum under the direction of Carmichael-Whatley Funeral Directors.  We encourage the public to go to our website and leave a message on the Hugs and Kisses from Home page,, the messages will be printed out and attached to a white balloon with a Hershey Kiss and placed in a pew inside our chapel.

Marvin’s funeral will be livestreamed at

Marvin was born December 15, 1936 in Borger to Clinton and Ollie Mae Dehls.  He graduated from White Deer High School in 1954 and went on to serve in the Texas National Guard for a few years.  When he returned to Pampa, he worked for Pampa Ice House for several years.  In 1967, he began his career with Cabot Corporation/IRI International. Marvin worked at the plant for 38 years.  After his retirement with Cabot he worked for CTW Brake for 10 years, retiring in 2015.  On September 22, 2004 he married Judith Brown Ellison in Pampa, he loved and adored her.  He was a member of Church of God in Christ Church in Pampa.  Marvin was known to be a bit ornery and had a great sense of humor.  He was quick witted and enjoyed good times with his family.  His hobbies included racing boats when he was younger, fishing, working on cars and motorcycles, and riding motorcycles.  He had a kind heart and would help anyone in need.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Ralph Delhs; and his children’s mother, Audra Dehls.

Survivors include his wife, Judy, of the home; 3 daughters, Lee Ann Chesney and husband Carl of Scottsdale, AZ, Jeri Ellison of Denver, and Velencia Barber of Laurel, MD; 4 sons, Roby Dehls of Oklahoma City, OK, Chris Dehls and wife Amy of Odessa, Robby Ellison and partner Ken Gibson of Washington D.C., and Chico Ellison and wife Layla of Del City, OK; 2 brothers, Larry Dehls and wife Reba of Mt. Pleasant, and Bobby Dehls and wife Marilyn of Colorado Springs, CO; and numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Marvin Lee Dehls, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services


Monday, March 30, 2020

Starts at 1:00 pm (Central time)



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Private Family Service

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Starts at 10:00 am (Central time)

Carmichael-Whatley Colonial Chapel

600 N Ward St, Pampa, TX 79065

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