Mark J. Stephenson, beloved father, son and brother, passed through the veil of mortality to return to his Heavenly Father, Thursday, September 27, 1990 at his home.

He was born December 3, 1957 in Salt Lake City, to Gary and Colleen Stephenson. Married Lisa Buchannan September 26, 1981 in Salt Lake City; later divorced.Mark is survived by son, Joshua James, former wife Lisa, brother Scott, sister Joey Martin, parents Gary and Colleen, grandmother, Mildred, uncles Mont and Craig, and many nephews and nieces.

Mark was a graduate of West High School and a member of the LDS Church, served as a stake missionary. He will be remembered most for his sincere compassion, gentleness, and love for little children and all he knew. His sensitivity and wonderful sense of humor will be sorely missed by those who knew and loved him. Mark was an excellent athlete, and attained the rank of 2nd Degree Black Belt in Karate, which skill he later taught to many young people. He was also an excellent football player during his little league and high school years. the memory of his genuine goodness will be a source of strength to those he leaves behind.

Funeral services will be 12 noon, Tuesday, October 2, 1990 at the Granger 14th Ward, 2101 West 3100 South. Friends may call Monday evening from 6-8 p.m., at the Peel Funeral Home, 8525 West 2700 South, Magna and Tuesday, one hour prior to services at the church. Interment will be at the Valley View Memorial Park.

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