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.