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Arrangements have been finalized for markbourne's funeral. Before listing this information, I should note two key pieces of information.

1) This event will be a conventional (non-religious) memorial service in a fairly small venue. It's being held primarily for family coming in from far-flung parts, but if you'd like to come, please do. The venue will hold only about 80 people. There will be a later celebration of life for Mark (see point #2), so this won't be the only opportunity to show your support and respect.

2) A less-formal life celebration is being planned for several weeks from now. We're conceiving this as something much more in line with who Mark was, the things he loved, and his wonderful sense of humor and whimsy. No details are available at present. I'll share them once things are nailed down.

Here's the information for the formal funeral:

Date: Thursday, March 1, 2012
Time: 10:30 AM
Place: Howden-Kennedy Funeral Home
3909 SW Alaska Street
Seattle, WA 98116

From Interstate 5
At the intersection of Fauntleroy & Alaska in West Seattle, next to the West Seattle Produce Company - Take Exit 163 (West Seattle Bridge) west from I-5 and continue past 35th Avenue to Alaska Street.

The funeral home allows uploading of a photo and a statement for a memorial on their webpage. We're currently preparing an obit with a photograph of Mark to post to the site. I'll post a link when it's ready.

Note for Portlanders: If you're planning to come to Seattle for the services on Thursday, jaylake is seeking someone who can give his daughter the_child a lift back south. Please contact him separately. A ride has been acquired.


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Feb. 29th, 2012 05:30 pm (UTC)
I don't think Paul & I can make the funeral itself, but we'll definitely make the later memorial service.

Can we send anything? Or do anything?


Feb. 29th, 2012 05:40 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the offer of help. Right now, we've got things more or less under control. We're advising folks that Elizabeth has asked for donations to Heifer International in Mark's name. That would be lovely.
Marcia Hale
Mar. 1st, 2012 11:38 pm (UTC)
Mark's memorial
I just found out and I am completely in shock. Please add me to the list of contacts for the memorial service. Mark was one of my first friends when I went to work at OMSI in 1991. Mark and Elizabeth have always been there as great friends, always had a place for me to stay, Mark always had encouraging and kind words. I feel that a huge part of the earth just crumbled away.
Marcia Hale
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Good girls go to heaven.
Bad girls go everywhere.
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