Born June 23, 1972 in Emmett, Idaho
Died April 12, 2023 in Salt Lake City, Utah (Age 50)
Mark was a gentle soul. He was the first born, a tiny, beautiful baby. He was a very private person, never asked for much, never imposed on others. He was a kind older brother. Memories of dirt bike riding, tadpole catching, endless sledding trails, and day long exploration hikes are memories we have of him. He would take his baby sister on outings even into adulthood. Making sure she felt loved and special. He didn’t always say much, but you knew he cared and he was so kind.
As a teen, he became a prolific electric guitar player. After he got an amplifier for Christmas, our house would rattle with his strumming. He had fantastic taste in music and listened to and loved all sorts of genres of music. His taste was impeccable.
Mark had a mind that hungered for knowledge. You would often see him with a stack of books on his table that he was studying to expand his mind. He never stopped seeking or studying or learning.
He was a loyal, meticulous, strong, and dedicated employee. He worked as a Grounds Keeper on Hill Air Force Base for nearly 20 years. He was respected by all. He never missed work, was willing to work any shift they asked him to do and could always be trusted. He will be dearly missed by his employers.
Mark had a jovial heart and a fantastic laugh. It was distinct and playful and somewhat mischievous. When he laughed, you knew it was him and couldn’t help but smile.
He was so healthy. He was a great cook and would not eat or drink anything that was not healthy, ever. His boss expressed what good shape he was in. He never sweat when others were sweating. He made it all look easy. He commuted to his work by bike every day. Two weeks ago, he even rode his bike to work with 16 fresh inches of snow and wasn’t even late. He was very safety oriented and wore helmets and lights and reflective gear. Unfortunately, on Monday he was struck by a car while commuting to work on his bike and succumbed to his injuries two days later. How unexpected that someone so healthy, safe, meticulous, and careful could be taken so suddenly. Our hearts are broken.
Mark was a giver of good gifts. And he never expected or asked for anything in return. We love him with all our hearts. He was the most precious big brother, son, grandson, cousin, nephew, and friend. We honor Mark, his life, his love, and gifts he has given us all today.
Mark was welcomed on the other side by his father, Doyle Shaw, and grandparents, Floyd and Betty Erickson and Janice Shaw.
He is survived by his Mother, Jean Barnes, Stepfather, Lyle Barnes, siblings, Brian Shaw, Andrea (Shaw) Nelson, Tiffany (Barnes) Watts, Julie (Barnes) Martini, Jason Barnes, Ryan Barnes, Carolyn (Barnes) Huffein, Eric Barnes, Sam Shaw, and Kristi (Shaw) Gregory.
Funeral services will be held Monday, April 17, 2023 at 11:00 a.m. at Lindquist’s Layton Mortuary, 1867 No. Fairfield Rd., Layton, Utah.
Friends may visit with family Monday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. prior to the service at the mortuary.
Interment, Clearfield City Cemetery.
Services will be live-streamed and may be viewed by scrolling to the bottom of Mark’s obituary page at www.lindquistmortuary.com