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Mark was born in Portland, Oregon on March 28, 1955. In 1958 he moved to California with his parents, Roland and Meryllene and his sister Linda. He graduated from Davis High School in 1973 and then spent six years in the U.S. Air Force, serving in Texas, Mississippi, and Alaska as a Radar Technician.
After leaving the Air Force Mark attended Sacramento City College, graduating with Presidents Honors. He was employed as an Electronics Technician in the computer and electronic field for several years, later moving back to Davis, residing in the family home.
Mark loved computers, the outdoors, the family cabin, and his neighborhood where he took special pride in his gardening skills, chatting with neighbors and helping them with computer problems.
Mark is survived by his mother, Meryllene, his sister Linda Alexander of Anacortes, Washington, his nephew Casey Cagle and wife Becky of Forest Ranch, CA, his great niece Kaitlyn Cagle and great-great nephew, Taven Schaeffer, of Paradise, CA. Additionally, his Aunt Helen Gebhard, Aunt Mary Lou Gebhard, Uncle Norman and Aunt Joyce Smith will miss Mark, along with cousins in Oregon and California.
In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be sent to Sutter VNA & Hospice, 7300 Folsom Ave., Suite 100, Sacramento, CA 95826 or to the charity of your choice.
A graveside service will be at 10 a.m., Saturday, March 28 at the Davis Cemetery, 820 Pole Line Road, Davis. All are welcome.
attended marks memorial service today beautiful day.nice to see so many niners(dcc youth group) and parents represented from our younger days.made me remember our work weeks to hoppa.santian lodge,albion ect...how we reveled in our accomplishments.all of marks time together with me were "mighty fine"thanks for the memories, peace to your mom dave &joanie turner
david Turner Dec 31 2009 12:00 AM
Meryllene, Linda and family, I just read that Mark passed. I know this loss is very difficult. Please take care of one another and accept my sincere condolences. Cindy
Cindy Duncan Apr 2 2009 12:00 AM
My sincere condolences Merylene to you and your family. I offer prayers of comfort to all of you. Lola Brocksen
Lola Brocksen Mar 29 2009 12:00 AM
Mark will really be missed at his cabin in Kyburz. He was a kind man and was always there to help anyone who needed a hand. Iam sure right now he is in Heavean tending the gardens.
Gary&Karen Kuechler Mar 28 2009 12:00 AM
It is with deep sadness that we learned of the passing of Mark. Having watched him mature from early childhood to middle age, it is hard to believe that he has passed on. Our most sincere sympathies go out to the family.
Dr. & Mrs. Kenneth E. Wyatt Mar 27 2009 12:00 AM
When I read, last night, that Mark had died, I was in shock. The little rambunctious toddler, the bright and alert kid growing up; I otherwise didn't know him, except through you. You told me what it meant to you to have him there for you and Roland and since then whan you have been close.I can only imagine how you will miss him. I can only offer sympathy and love. Ginger
Virginia Vogel Mar 27 2009 12:00 AM
My Deepest Condolences, Mark will be missed By all his friends and family and the lives he touched. Sincerely,Tim Heeney
Tim Heeney Mar 26 2009 12:00 AM
Our prayers and thoughts are with you at this time of your grief.
Phyllis & Sam Inkley Mar 26 2009 12:00 AM
My heart aches for you Meryllene and for all your family. May you find strength in these difficult times. May you also find comfort in knowing that Mark lived a full life and was loved by so many. Please let me know if there is anything I can do to help. Elaine
Elaine Gloystein Mar 26 2009 12:00 AM
Mark...Thank you for the opportunity to share with each other during the last two weeks. You helped me find something that I didn't even know that I was looking for. My Uncle..I will see you when I get there. Casey
Casey Cagle Mar 25 2009 12:00 AM