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Obituary for Mark William Ball

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Mark William Ball

July 14, 1955 - June 22, 2013

Mark William Ball, 57, passed away June 22, 2013. He was born July 14, 1955 to Edwin and Joanne Ball in Ogden, Utah. Mark graduated from Bonneville High School.

Mark was a loving and patient father, a loyal friend and a good man. His passions were watching and playing basketball, riding his mountain bike with friends and family, and listening to music. He loved the Utah Jazz almost as much as his family and was delighted by Karl Malone’s visit on his last hospital stay.

Special thanks to Dr’s. Grossman, Andtbacka, Anker and staff at the Huntsman Cancer Institute. Thanks as well to the caring staff of IHC Hospice.

Mark is survived by longtime girlfriend, Kathy Thomas; three sons from his marriage to Jennie Strain: Eric, Nick and Jesse Ball; 6 grandchildren; siblings, Doug, Linda (Essler) and Karen (Oestman) and other family who will miss him greatly.

Funeral Services will be held Friday 11:00 a.m., June 28, 2013, at Leavitt’s Mortuary, 836 36th Street, Ogden. There will be a viewing Thursday evening from 6-8 p.m. and from 9:45-10:45 a.m. prior to services. Interment: Memorial Gardens of the Wasatch. Online condolences may be made at

In lieu of flowers please make donations in his name to the Huntsman Cancer Institute.


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Date: Friday, June 28, 2013

Time: 11:00 am -

Leavitts Mortuary


836 36th Street, , Ogden, UT, 84403


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Born: July 14, 1955
Died: June 22, 2013

Condolences for Mark William Ball

Connie Freitag posted on 6/27/13

Revelation 21:3,4, "No more tears, pain or sorrow, no more death". To all who knew him, my prayers and thoughts go out to you. May you find comfort in our hope ahead. We can all look forward to Jehovah God's promises here on earth under peaceful conditions. Connie Tanner, Former classmate


shamra billmire and jennifer barsell posted on 6/27/13

Kathy and family I really am so sorry for your loss mark was such an amazing man he was always lending a helping hand and never let anyone down the last time I seen him he looked happy I recently ran into kathy and wanted to come see mark me and my mother im so so heart broken we never made it... he was always there for our family and even my father that also passed... im really sorry for your loss my prayers are with u and your family we love you guys!


Jelaine Hales posted on 6/27/13

May you find peace and comfort during this difficult time. You all will be in our thoughts.


Austin Byers posted on 6/27/13

Jesse, our prayers are with you and your family.


Crystal Woolsey posted on 6/27/13

Jesse, I am so sorry to hear of your Dads passing. I know how hard that pain is. He raised some really great sons! Your whole family is in my thoughts and prayers.


Chris Parker posted on 6/27/13

Jesse and family, I am so sorry for the loss of your father. He had to be a wonderful man to raise such a great son. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. Chris Parker


Debbie Barker Keller posted on 6/27/13

I remember Mark at Johnson's Greenhouse. He was a character. We had a lot of fun kidding around.


Marlene Folkman O'Rourke posted on 6/27/13

I went to school with Mark for 12 years. He was a great friend and neighbor. Thought and prayers to the Ball family.


Kay Obermeyer posted on 6/27/13

Sorry about Mark's passing. Your in our thoughts and prayers. Ben Ball's family.


Paula (Yamasaki) Knighton posted on 6/27/13

Eric, Nick & Jessie, So sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.


Kathy Conley posted on 6/27/13

Kathy, we are so sorry for your loss.