Mark L Fewkes
Our beloved Mark L Fewkes returned to his Heavenly Father Friday, August 5, 2016 at age 65. He passed peacefully surrounded by his wife, daughters, son and two granddaughters.
Mark was born to Lyle and Sadie Fewkes in Salt Lake City, Utah. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. He graduated from Granite High School in Salt Lake City moved to Green River, Wyoming in 1974. Mark retired from TaTa Chemical as an A Mechanic, after 33 years of employment.
Mark married the only love of his life Stephanie Fewkes June 13, 1970, in Midvale, Utah. They shared forty six years together and had five children, fifteen grandchildren and six great-grandchildren together. They first held hands when he was 17 and she was 15 and they never stopped. They were hand and hand when he passed.
Mark spent his free time with his family camping, hunting, fishing and boating. He was happiest in the mountains or at the Flaming Gorge where he taught his children, grandchildren and nephews to hunt and fish. Mark was always the adventurer and always had at least of a couple of his children or grandchildren with him on his outdoor adventures. The stories of Mark and his adventures will be shared by his family for years to come. His family has many cherished memories of Mark in the outdoors and the smile it brought to his face to be doing what he loved.
Mark was forever the tease and “The Joker” of his friends and family. He loved to make people laugh. He had a laugh that will not be forgotten or the way he loudly clapped his hands when he found something to be really funny. Mark will be remembered with a smile by many.
He was survived by his wife Stephanie Fewkes of Green River, four daughters and their spouses Kimberly and Darnell McQuitty of Green River, WY, Marci and Bill Mogen of Vernal, UT, Carrie Cudney and Jack Toomey of Green River, WY, daughter Jennifer Fewkes of Rock Springs, WY, and son Clayton Fewkes of Green River, WY. His grandchildren James Greene, Anthony Greene, Trenton Greene, Trey McQuitty, Mandy and Chris Page, Dallas Mogen, Anna Mogen, Alexis Kelly, Amanda Mogen, Miranda Mogen, Dawson Kunz, Dalton Kunz, Deleani Kunz, Dannika Kunz, and Jordan Smothers and five great-grandchildren, nephews, nieces and many people he loved like family and called him Grandpa.
Mark was preceded in death by his Parents Lyle and Sadie Fewkes, Sister Vana Young, In-laws Keith and Leola Caldwell and Great-grandson Braydon Vanzant.
Services will be held at 12:00 noon on Saturday August 13, 2016 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at 1250 West Teton, Green River Wyoming. The visitation will be from 11:00 am to 11:45 am at the church.
Interment will take place in the Riverview Cemetery, Green River, followed with a celebration of life luncheon at 2:30.
The Fewkes Family would like to express their gratitude for the care and support of Mark during his final days to Hospice of Sweetwater County. With special thanks to Summer, Brenda, Patty and Kristen for their friendship and kindness during his care.