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Evan Wade Marin

November 2, 1955 — March 24, 2023

Squaw Valley

Born November 2, 1955, in Fresno, CA, Evan Wade Marin, 67, passed away on March 24, 2023. He was surrounded by his loved ones in the days before his passing after a long battle with cancer. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him, but we are joyful he is free of pain and rejoicing in heaven with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ for all eternity.

Evan was preceded in death by his parents, Eugene and Bertha Marin.  

Evan was a loving grandfather, father, son, brother, uncle, and friend. He took pride in all he did. He knew the meaning of hard work and was always willing to help someone even if it meant he went without. He had a heart for animals and was a caregiver to many rescues. He loved to joke around and have fun with his family and friends, whom he loved dearly.  

Evan was raised in Dinuba. In his youth, he was a Cub Scout and Boy Scout. In high school, Evan participated in the hiking club. He conquered climbing Mt. Whitney and Half Dome. As a young adult, Evan continued his adventures. He joined the Fresno Hiking Club. He went skydiving in his second year of college and rode a bicycle from the Central Valley to the Central Coast. His fondness for the Pacific Coast never faded, and he would visit Pismo Beach whenever he needed a charge to his spirit. 

Evan developed his love of automotive repair at his father’s shop, Dinuba Automotive Center. He was under the hood at a young age. He learned the lessons of hard work, which served him well through his life. His first job was as a paper boy, and he never stopped working. After receiving his Automotive degree from Reedley College, he found work at the local sawmill and then Quinn. He found his passion as a skilled heavy equipment journeyman mechanic. His work then took him all over the United States and Canada as a long haul truck driver. He then moved to North Dakota to repair equipment involved with the oil fields. After returning to California, he worked with the military at the airbase in  Ridgecrest, and then finally returned home as a Senior Transit Mechanic for Fresno County Rural Transit Authority and the City of Selma.  

When Evan returned to the Central Valley, he found his church home at Hilltop Chapel in Miramonte. Evan had a close relationship with God and sought ways to serve and honor Him. Evan grew a bond with the members of Hilltop. He regularly attended and often found strength in his final weeks to travel so he could  worship in person.  

Evan is survived by his son, Jason Marin; son and daughter-in-law, Daniel and Dana Marin; two grandsons, Lane and Levi Marin; sister, Linda Faust; brother and sister-in-law, David and Mary Marin; nephews, nieces, as well as extended family who all miss him. 

Services for Evan will be held as a viewing at Dopkins Funeral Home, 189 South J Street, Dinuba, on April 11th at 4-7pm; graveside services at Smith Mountain Cemetery, 42088 Road 100, Dinuba, on April 12th at 11am; and a Celebration of Life at Hilltop Chapel, 47895 Dunlap Road, Miramonte, on April 13th at 11am.  

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be sent to Hilltop Chapel in Evan’s name.

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Tuesday, April 11, 2023

4:00 - 7:00pm (Pacific time)

Dopkins Funeral Chapel Dinuba

189 S J St, Dinuba, CA 93618

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Graveside Service

Wednesday, April 12, 2023

Starts at 11:00am (Pacific time)

Smith Mountain Cemetery

42088 Rd 100, Dinuba, CA 93618

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Celebration of Life

Thursday, April 13, 2023

Starts at 11:00am (Pacific time)

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