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Susan posted a condolence
Thursday, October 26, 2017I was so very sorry to hear of Mark’s passing. I loved him so very much; he was a very special person to me. If there is anything I can do, please call. Love y’all.
Claudia Bratton lit a candle
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Cheryl Curry posted a condolence
Thursday, October 12, 2017Uncle Mark you will be missed I so enjoyed our last visit our hot dog at Costco and our dinner out you Aunt Claudette and sister Brenda we have a lot of wonderful memories with you and your family growing up time has gone too fast you were a gentle soul full of love and good spirit Thanks for the wonderful memories...forever in my heart Cheryl
Katie Gratia posted a condolence
Thursday, October 12, 2017Grandpa, Words fail me. We laid you to rest today surrounded by so many loved ones. I cannot fully express the depth of my love for you. As I think back over the course of my life you were always there. The strong Patriarch of our family. The most shining example of God's Love and Grace in a dark world. My love of nature, although I didn't inherit your green thumb, family, music, singing and games. Your laugh and smile melted me and I felt as though I could tell you anything. You loved me through the best times of my life and through hardest. You were a constant shoulder for me to snuggle into your arms. I'll miss your smell, your soft skin, your smile and laugh. I'll miss the sound of your voice singing to me all your favorite old songs. And the bear hugs as you squeeze me so tight I'll always feel your arms around me. Thank you for your prayers, they will carry me for the rest of my life. You were the very best a girl could ever hope for. Rest in peace dearest Grandpa! I love you forever and always. Your, KatieDid
Trish and Dennis Matheson posted a condolence
Tuesday, October 10, 2017We are so sorry we are out of town and unable to attend Mark's service. We send our love and prayers to Mark's family and loved ones.
Kim & Robert Reynolds posted a condolence
Tuesday, October 10, 2017Sincerest condolences from Robert & I. Praying for blessing of peace for your family. Mark was a lovely man & will be greatly missed.
Lynne Steele lit a candle
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Lynne Steele posted a condolence
Tuesday, October 10, 2017Mark Bender, and his whole family added special light to my life during my high school years. He lived his values as demonstrated by his devotion to his family, who extended themselves to me as a second family. In their home, I saw loving parents and devoted partners and loving sisters, got lots of hugs an attention and laughed silly in many late Saturday nights before church in the morning. They welcomed one more hungry teenager and I felt valued and loved among them. When I got my first car for graduation, Mark and life-long friend Claude Stegall taught me how to do a tune up and other routine checks one should know. And I knew about the "automobiles are a lethal weapon," initiation to driving. For years I did my tuneups until fuel injection replaced carburetors. His church vocal solos were the first live tenor I ever listened to and his spirit and musicality were great introductions to vocal music. I found him easy, comfortable and comforting, gentle, kind, 100% steady and dependable. Though I have wandered near and far from those high school days, I have carried these lovely moments with me always and felt always grateful to all of the Benders and especially Mark because little girls always need a strong Daddy figure in their lives. With love always, Lynne
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Tuesday, October 10, 2017
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