RICHFIELD - Mark George Fuellenbach, 59, passed away Wednesday, April 22, 2009, in Price.
Born Aug. 9, 1949 in Richfield to Norman J. and Marjorie Powell Fuellenbach, he was next to the youngest of four children. Mark was a graduate of Richfield High School. He married Penny Mills July 2, 1971. They were later divorced. Mark then married Mari Bell Tree May 20, 2005.
Mark was a wonderful son, husband, father, grandpa, brother, uncle and friend.
Mark's greatest loves were spending time at the cabin at Fish Lake, four-wheeling in the mountains with Mari, puttering in his woodshop and playing with his grandchildren.
Mark proudly served as a member of the Utah National Guard, retiring as a colonel.
He was an honorary colonel of the Utah Highway Patrol, charter member of the Sevier County Jeep Posse, chairman of the Sevier Valley Medical Center Board, Rotarian, board of directors for Zions Bank, charter member of the Sevier County EMTs, member of the Utah State Record's Committee, former president of the Utah Press Association and long-time publisher of The Richfield Reaper.
He was also senior publisher of Gull Communications.
We could go on, but Mark would be unhappy with us for elaborating.
Survived by his loving wife, Mari; children, Shawn (Yvonne) Fuellenbach, Draper; Lisa Fuellenbach, St. George; and Heidi Fuellenbach, Salt Lake City; stepchildren, Ryan Schow, Tigard, Ore.; Dan (Ema) Tree, Salt Lake City; Lisa (Chad) Evenhuis, South Jordan; mother, Marge Fuellenbach, Richfield; sisters, Sue (Dick) Buys, Heber City; Jan (Kraig) Patterson, Salt Lake City; brother, Kent (Robin) Fuellenbach, Salmon, Idaho; and brother-in-law, Morrill Stout, St. George. He is also survived by grandchildren, Kallie and Cannon Fuellenbach and CJ, Abby, Kaylee and Tyler Evenhuis. He was preceded in death by his father, Norm Fuellenbach; and a sister, Judy Stout.
Funeral services were April 25 in the Richfield tabernacle. Interment was in the Richfield City Cemetery with military rites accorded by the Battery A 2nd Battalion 222 Field Artillery, 65th Fires Brigade and 1-145 Field Artillery. Honor Guard was provided by the Utah Highway Patrol. Funeral directors, Magleby Mortuary, Richfield, Salina and Manti.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Southern Utah OHV Club at any branch of the State Bank of Southern Utah.