Mark Norville Downare
Date of Death - December 28, 2012
In Loving Memory of Mark Norville Downare Sept. 19, 1954 - Dec. 28, 2012 Mark Norville Downare was born on Sept. 19, 1954, in Denver, CO., to Vaughn and Florine Downare. He was a hard working man, who loved his family and adored his eight grandchildren. He was beloved by all who met him, because of his sense of humor and compassion. He is survived by the love of his life, wife, Gail Downare. The couple where married on Sept. 14, 1973 and spent their lives together for 39 years; sons, Mark “Casey” Downare and wife, Amanda, of Evergreen, CO., and Craig Downare and wife, Stephanie of Arvada, CO.; eight grandchildren, Haylee Rose, Hunter, Holten, Chelsea, Bobby, Jake, Gunner and Parker; parents, Vaughn and Florine Downare of LaJunta, CO.; three siblings, Chris Downare and wife, Cheri of Canon City, CO., Monte Downare and wife, Tracy of Hartsel, CO., and Becky Heine and husband, Ernie of Liberty Hill, TX.; along with numerous nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews. In his younger years, Mark was a rodeo competitor, entering all three rough-stock events of bareback riding, saddle bronc riding and bull riding. His rodeo career was brought to an end after his face was broken to pieces when a bull gored him in the face. He and Gail resided in Evergreen, CO., where Mark continued on the path as a talented and artistic construction worker, along with running cattle his entire life. Along with spending time with his grandchildren, Mark liked to hunt and fish, but always enjoyed a good joke and liked to tease others in good humor. A memorial service for Mark, age 58, will be Friday, Jan. 4, 2013, at 1 p.m. at the Mountain High Christian Center, the same location Mark was dedicated to God as a child - 8444 S. Highway 285, Morrison, CO. His final resting place will be in the family cemetery in Hartsel, CO.

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A celebration of life will be held 1PM, Friday, January 4, 2012, at Mt. High Christian Center,8444 U.S. 285 Morrison, CO 80465.

Craig and Kathlene Smith

So sorry to hear of the passing of Mark Downare. Gayle, Casey and Craig you are in our hearts and prayers. Love Craig and Kathlene

Kelli and Jeff deDisse

Gayle, Casey and Craig, we are thinking of you during this hard time. Mark will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Love Jeff and Kelli

Sissy (Johns) Barrientez

To the entire Downare family: Sending our deepest condolences, Our thought's and Prayer's are with you all. May God bless you and bring you peace! Raymond & Sissy

Jeff, Jodi, Kyle & Jack Clouthier

Our thoughts and prayers are with you today and always. We'll always remember Uncle Mark with a smile and how he loved to have fun and joke around. We know he loved his family and friends with all his heart and had a soft spot for little ones. With lots of love and fond memories, Jodi, Jeff, Kyle & Jack Clouthier

Kathryn Isenberger

Dear Casey and family. I was saddened to read of your father's passing in today's Canyon Courier - what a great photo of him and a very nice obituary. My condolences to you all. Sincerely, Kathryn Isenberger Bear Creek Development Corporation

Tim & Laurie Ward

Gail - we were so shocked to hear of Mark's passing. We are sorry that we missed his memorial service - we did not know until we received the paper last night. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Zed and Pam Ogle

We were saddened to read of Mark's passing in the Canyon Courier. Our heartfelt sympathies go out to the entire family.

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