Mark Allan Williams
date of birth May 13 1956
date of death January 13 2016
Mark Allan Williams passed away on January 13, 2016 after a long battle with Pulmonary Hypertension. Born May 13, 1956 in Muleshoe, Texas to Edward Glenn Williams (father) and Jacquelyn Rue Burleson (mother), Mark and his family spent most of his early years moving between various parts of California and Oregon. Eventually, work took the Williams family to Trona, CA in 1966 where Mark met his future wife, Jane Alice Moore. A day after their marriage on June 8, 1974, Mark and Jane moved to Portland, OR, where Mark worked in the restaurant industry as a chef.
Shortly after the birth of his daughter, Lisa, in 1977, Mark spent two years in the army serving at Ft. Polk near Alexandria, LA. After his son, Luke, was born, the family returned to Portland. A lover of the outdoors, Mark enjoyed spending time in the garden, and loved to take his own family hiking and camping. After a brief stint as a den leader with the Cub Scouts, it was natural that he would be involved with the Boy Scouts of America, using his culinary background to volunteer his time cooking for The Outdoor Skills Institute. His passion of scouting led him to attend Wood Badge. He made such a great impression with the staff there, that they asked him to return as a leader. His last experiences with scouting involved time spent as a commissioner to the Cascade Pacific Council. Always a family man, Mark later enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, Dylan and Jesse, as well as connecting with other members of his church family.
Mark is survived by his wife, Jane Williams; his daughter and her husband, Lisa Williams Theriot and Troy Theriot; son, Luke Williams; Grandchildren, Dylan and Jesse Theriot; his sister, Susanna (Suzy) Mae Williams; brothers, Glenn LaVergne and Morris Clark Williams; and numerous nieces and nephews, and many loved friends.
Mark is preceded in death by his parents, Edward Glenn Williams and Jacquelyn Burleson, and his sister, Robin Dennice Williams Bridenbecker.
A celebration of life on behalf of Mark Williams will be held at Westside United Methodist Church (13420 SW Butner Rd., Beaverton, OR 97005) on Saturday, January 23 at 4 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you make a donation to the Cascade Pacific Council of The Boy Scouts of America in honor of Mark.
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Candle lit by Staff at Crown Memorial Center Our sincere condolences.
Candle lit by Amy Pierce Very nice tribute for a great person.
Candle lit by Scarlet We love and miss you greatly
Candle lit by Cecilia Cowie Vanderpool So very sorry for your loss.
Candle lit by Dana Chappell Carnes Jane and family so very sorry for your loss. You'be obviously raised a wonderful family and built a great life together. Hopefully the many memories of your life together will bring you comfort and peace. Sending you hugs.....
Candle lit by Eldon & Margaret (Cook) Hiller Oh, the times we shared and the memories we made will be cherished. Great husband to my sister, loving father and grandfather and special brother-in-law who became a friend. Mark, we miss you.
Candle lit by Catherine King God bless all of you. Love you Janie I'm glad I got to see you when you came to see mrs Doud at the gem O Rama where I was visiting Bill lots of love and prayers
Candle lit by Robin "Mrs. S." Mark was a gentle man - wonderful Scouter. Rest in Peace Mark.