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Obituary for Mark Evan Graham

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Mark Evan Graham

November 23, 1955 - July 19, 2012

Mark Evan GrahamMark Evan Graham, 56, returned to his Father in Heaven from sudden heart failure at his home in Harrisville on July 19th, 2012. He was born on Nov 23rd, 1955, to Evan D. Graham and LaRene Hale Graham in South Ogden, Utah. He graduated from Bonneville High School in 1974. On Nov 26th, 1973, he married his sweetheart Pamela Jo Andersen. They were sealed for eternity in the LDS Salt Lake Temple on Aug 17th, 1979. They were together for 39 wonderful years.He served his country honorably in the United States Air Force where most of his career was spent as a Boom Operator on KC-135 aircraft. He was a veteran of Desert Storm and Desert Shield. He retired with 20 years of service. He has been employed with UDOT as a Geo Lab Technician for the last 18 years.His favorite pastimes included Competition Shooting, teasing Pam, Scuba Diving/Instructing, tormenting Pam, flying RC aircraft and most of all loving Pam. Some of his favorite moments were spent with his family, especially his sons and grandkids. He will be missed terribly by all.He is survived by his wife Pam, his sons Nathan (Keylee), Matthew (Rita), Casey (Alicia), Dustin (Kayla) Graham, and Logan Andersen, his grandchildren Taylor Thornock, Rayvin, Kenydee, Braxton, Izzabella, and Kymber Graham, his sister Annagay (Casey) Shorten, mother in-law Geraldine Andersen and lifelong friend Larry Vickers.He was preceded in death by his parents and his father in-law, Grant C. Andersen.Funeral services will be held Monday July 23rd, 2012, at 2:00 PM, at Leavitt’s Mortuary, 836 36th Street, Ogden. Friends and family may call Sunday, 6-8 PM, and Monday one hour prior to services at Leavitt’s Mortuary.Interment, Richmond Cemetery.Please send us your condolences and a memory at www.leavittsmortuary.com

 

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Visitation Information

Date: Monday, July 23, 2012

Time: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Leavitts Mortuary

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836 36th Street, , Ogden, UT, 84403

Service Information

Date: Monday, July 23, 2012

Time: 2:00 pm -

Leavitts Mortuary

Address:

836 36th Street, , Ogden, UT, 84403

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Date: Monday, July 23, 2012

Richmond City Cemetery

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, , Richmond , UT,

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Born: November 23, 1955
Died: July 19, 2012

Condolences for Mark Evan Graham

Jim Eden posted on 9/22/12

During our weekend ventures, into God's wilderness, Mark, I, and several other friends would go dirt bike riding. We would ride all day and sit around the campfire, under the stars, solve the world's problems, discuss religion, politics, and any other subject that would snap and fly from the campfire. We learned more about the Mormon faith, from Mark, than all of us could muster about the Christian faith during those conversations....and believe me we tried. As I type this, I can see the Mormon Bible Mark gave me back in the early 80s, sitting on the shelf, just over my left shoulder. I received it from Mark during one of those weekend theology classes, out in the California desert. I will miss him and always remember him as a GREAT friend, trusted colleage, and a family man to be emulated. May God's grace bring peace to his family and frineds during this troubling time. Respectfully, Jim Eden. Sept 22, 2012.

 

THOM STODDARD posted on 8/1/12

M Y DEAREST CONDOLENCES TO ALL FAMILY. MARK IS ONE OF MY DEAREST FRIENDS. LET ME KNOW IF I CAN DO ANY THING.

 

Mitch and Jo an Larsson posted on 7/26/12

we are so sorry to hear of the passing of your great husband and father Mark. As long time neighbors of your family we just wanted you and your family to know how sorry we are. Mitch and Jo an

 

Kyle Andersen posted on 7/24/12

Pam,I just learned about this. I am so sorry for your loss, but I know without a doubt that you and Mark will be reunited and your love for one another will never dim. I love you Pam. I have such incredibly fond memories of my time on the farm with you and your family working and playing on the farm in Harrisville and in Idaho. I will be in touch, but wanted to send this to let you know my thoughts and prayers are with you.Kyle

 

Gail Adamson posted on 7/24/12

So sorry, Pam, to hear of your loss. Reading about him makes me so sad for your loss. May the Lord bless and keep you and yours, safe, and with many warm memories.

 

Debra Hunsaker Smith posted on 7/23/12

Well to Pam and Family, it's a difficult time when we loose someone we love so sudden, but your right Pam at least he did'nt suffer. My prayer's and thought's are with your family both sides. I'm very sorry for the loss but i have alot of fun memories from the time you meant Mark to him coming over to my Mom's and helping out here and there. Also alot of us know how intelligente Mark was but he also had a heart of gold. I'll never forget what he said to me in a very shakey but soft and tender voice the day i burried my Son. We all know he is among alot of wonderful people at this moment, but we will sure miss him, his stories and his smile. He was a wonderful Man, Father,Grandfather and Brother. the list goes on. Sincerly,and with all our love, Teddy and Debbie

 

Phil and Pam Snow posted on 7/23/12

Pam ,Our thoughts and prayers are with your family at this time .

 

Leslie Heppler posted on 7/23/12

Pam - My heart goes out to you, the boys and the grandkids. Mark was a great guy who would help anyone that was interested in learning his many talents. Be it work or hobby he excelled to the top, but he didn’t stop at the top, he was eager to teach his talents to those who wanted to learn what he had to offer. He could run a triax, do a 4 point roll, find the rod and reel at the bottom of Bear Lake, shoot whatever cowboy stage was set and write the manual for boom operators. He was a true friend, great instructor and a very nice guy. Things just will not be the same without him.

 

Del Atkinson posted on 7/23/12

Mark was a religous man and well liked here at udot. I knew him from when he started and moved to several different jobs. He would always say hello to all he passed in the hallways. I liked talking to him about RC flying as I am a member of the Ute R C club here in salt lake. mark is a great man and will be sorely missed by all. Sorry for your loss. Del.

 

Susie Fugal Butler posted on 7/23/12

Pam,My heart sank when I read of your sudden loss. I am so sorry. I was just thinking about when we were the "little kids" running around at family reunions. Please know that you and your family are in my prayers.Susie

 

Brandi posted on 7/23/12

My thoughts and prayers go out to your family. He was too young to have gone from you so soon. May your memories of him bring you comfort. I'm so sorry for your loss!!

 

Wes Nilson posted on 7/23/12

I met Mark last November at the airfield and although i have only known him for a short time i always looked forward to talking with him and seeing him down there. He always had a smile and friendly greeting for me every time i showed up and i feel very fortunate for the time i spent with him. Thank you so very much for your friendship we will miss you.

 

Sherry Henderson posted on 7/23/12

Pam and Family, I'm so sadened for your sudden loss. We have shared many great times in our younger days. What an example the two of you were of true love! My deepest condolences and love are sent to you Pam and your entire family. Love always, Sherry

 

Noal Johnston posted on 7/22/12

I'm sad to see Mark leave us. Mark, and I were Friday flying buddies at the NURCAC site. Mark was always a gentleman, and a friend. I hope time will ease the pain of you're loss. Mark will always be remembered for his warm smile, and his friendliness. He was a true Gentleman that we all respected very much.

 

Darin Sjoblom posted on 7/22/12

Mark, I'm going to miss you so much! I've worked by your side for the past 17 years and you never let me down. You were a dream employee for a boss. I'm not sure how I'm going to manage without you. You were the epitome of excellence in everything you did, whether it was your job or one of your many hobbies. I always felt like you had my back. My prayers are with Pam, the boys and the grand-kids. You are going to be missed so much by everyone who was lucky enough to get to know you. To know you was to love you! Save a place for me on the other side. We still have a lot to talk about!

 

Bankhead Family posted on 7/22/12

Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Mae, Brenda, Randy, Craig and David Bankhead

 

Cheryl and Jon Thomson posted on 7/22/12

We have fond memories of Shooting Cowboy Action with Mark. He was a fun loving guy who would help out in any way he could. We will miss his smilin' face and fun nature. We hope that his family can find comfort in his memories. We will miss him!! Rest in peace Pard!!!

 

Barbra Terkelson Bloomfield posted on 7/22/12

Pam although I haven't met you, I want you to know that as kids Mark spent time with us and my one memory of him was his SMILE! I know he's with family and I hope you fine peace.

 

Randy Steinfeldt posted on 7/22/12

What i met mark it was during a scuba training event at bear lake, I remember how precise he was in his diving skills. He was always so aware of others I was very impressed. We went thru dive instructor school together, it was nice to have someone like him to study with and practice skills together. I literally trusted Mark with my life and never felt he would let me down. I will mis his infectious laugh and his child like curiosity. Thanks for being there Mark, and thanks Pam for sharing him with me.Randy

 

Heather Gooch posted on 7/21/12

Pam, I am thinking of you and your family. Heather

 

J.R. STONEY posted on 7/20/12

WAY TOO SOON....WE SHALL ALL MEET AGAIN SO I HOPE YOU ARE FINDING US A NICE PLACE TO DIVE TOGETHER SINCE WE DIDN'T GET TO DOWN HERE. THERE WILL BE LOTS OF PEOPLE BY YOUR WIFE'S SIDE THROUGH THIS. YOU WILL BE MISSED. XOXOXO TO PAM AND FAMILY.

 

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