Marvin Hewitt

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Marvin Hewitt
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President year 1985

Marvin R. Hewitt (March 14, 1926- February 9, 2014) was the 1985-1986 SEG President.


Tulsa World February 11, 2014

Marvin R. Hewitt, age 87 died February 9, 2014. He was born March 14, 1926 to Melvin and Alma Hewitt in Cario, Illinois. On November 28, 1926, he was baptized and remained Lutheran his entire life.

He served in the U. S. Navy on Saipan in the Marianas Islands. He graduated from the Colorado School of Mines in 1950 with a degree in Geophysical Engineering. In 1950, he married his only love, his “Child Bride”, Jene Baker. This union provided him with his first daughter, Dona Jene. He was a geophysicist with Amoco his entire career. His family was transferred many times. In 1955, they were transferred to Canada where his daughters Kay and Kim were born. He was a member of and served as President of the Society of Exploration Geophysicists.

In the spring of 2000, the Hewitt’s took their entire family on a cruise to celebrate their 50th anniversary. He loved to travel with his “Child Bride” and they have taken 14 cruises and visited over 58 different countries.

Marvin Is survived by his wife, Jene Hewitt, children Dona H. Sherwood and husband Charles L. Sherwood, Kay H. Dorris and husband Patrick C. Dorris, Kim H. Saunders, and husband Mark A. Saunders. He is also survived by 5 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Service 2 pm Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at Fellowship Lutheran Church.

Biography (1986)

Marvin R. Hewitt received his geophysical engineering degree from Colorado School of Mines in 1950 and joined Stanolind Oil and Gas Company, now Amoco Production Company. He served as district geophysicist in the company's Calgary, Edmonton, Midland, Fort Worth, and Houston offices. In 1972 he was transferred to Amoco's Tulsa Research Center as a research group supervisor, specializing in applied research. In 1979, he was promoted to senior research associate, responsible for geophysical liaison with Amoco's world-wide geophysical departments and for long-range geophysical research planning.

Marvin has presented papers at numerous technical meetings, both domestic and international; he has published in GEOPHYSICS and The LEADING EDGE, including the geophysical Delphi forecast. Marvin served as Second Vice President of the Permian Basin Geophysical Society, First Vice President and President of the Fort Worth Geophysical Society, and First Vice-President and President of the Geophysical Society of Tulsa.ln 1983 he was awarded Honorary Membership in the GST.

He has been a member of the SEG for 35 years. He served the Society as Second Vice-President in 1981-82, was General Chairman of the 54th Annual Meeting held in 1984 in Atlanta and Marvin is currently the 1985-86 President of the S.E.G.. He is also amember of the Geophysical Society of Tulsa, Tulsa Geological Society, AAPG. and EAEG.

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