Mark Coleman

Mark Coleman

Mark Coleman

Mark lived and loved in Havillah for 18 years, and lived in Forks, Wash., for 18 years before that.

He married Carol Westhaver on Nov. 11, 1977 at Marymere Falls, Wash.

Mark was a DNR Check Cruiser for the Department of Natural Resources for 32 years until his retirement in 2008. He also worked as a wildland firefighter, was employed in 2010 by the Census Bureau, he worked on the Milwaukee Railroad and also was a gravedigger.

Mark loved being a grandpa, writing poetry and hunting. He was a muleskinner and Jack will miss him. He was also a mountain man, he loved climbing them, packing into them and camping. Mark graduated from Peninsula College in Port Angeles, Wash. in 1977.

He is survived by his wife, Carol; son, Sean Coleman of Port Angeles, Wash. daughters, Katie McClelland of Bremerton, Wash. and Colleen Coleman of Seattle, Wash.; mother, Pat Coleman of Davenport, Wash.; brothers, Mick Coleman, Marty Coleman and Matt Coleman; sisters, Maureen Bennett and Molly Dankbar; and four grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m., Saturday, June 7 at Eden Valley Guest Ranch, 31 Eden Valley Lane, Oroville, Wash.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Oroville or Tonasket Food Banks or the Forest Fire Lookout Association 2590 W. Versailles Drive Coeur d’ Alene, ID 83815-8127.

About Gary DeVon

Gary DeVon is the managing editor of the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune and celebrated his 25th year at the newspaper in August 2012. He graduated from Gonzaga University with a degree in Communications - Print Journalism, with an emphasis in photojournalism. He is a proud alumnus of Oroville High School. His family first settled in Okanogan County in the late 1800s. His parents are Judy DeVon and the late Larry DeVon and he has two younger brothers - Dante and Michael. Many family members still call Oroville home. He is single with a grown daughter, Segornae Douglas and a young granddaughter, Erin.

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2 Responses to Mark Coleman

  1. Kayla Grigsby June 22, 2014 at 12:09 pm #

    my dear friend… may your trails always be clear, the wind always at your back, and may the sun rise gently on your face, you will be missed. until we meet again

  2. Darlene Nealey June 22, 2014 at 1:45 pm #

    I love the words that were written, I dislike that a good man was taken so early….is what I meant

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