Mark Shannon Conway, 59, of Evanston, loving husband, dad and grandpa, peacefully passed away with family by his side, the morning of Sunday, May 10, in St. George, Utah, after a courageous battle with cancer. Born Nov. 28, 1960, in Evanston, he was a lifelong resident of Evanston.
He grew up in Evanston causing “trouble,” always a jokester. He married his wife, Connie Jean Rasmussen, in 1981, and they were sealed as a family in the Salt Lake Temple for time and all eternity in 1990. He was a simple man who loved his family, guns, fast cars, motorcycles, sci-fi movies and the outdoors.
He worked for PacifiCorp for 30 years, starting as a general helper and working his way up the ranks to a substation journeyman.
He is and always will be remembered as our family’s protector, loved dearly by us all and will be missed immensely.
He is preceded in death by his father, Brian Mark Conway; and mother, Margaret Montgomery.
He is survived by wife, Connie Conway (Rasmussen); children, Heidi Bolander (Lane Bolander), Rusty Conway, Shannon Cockream (Matthew Cockream) and Crystal Reitzel (Robert Reitzel); grandchildren, Alec Bolander, Paige Bolander, Landon Bolander, Rustee Kyann Conway, Kage Conway, Devery Carlsen, Riley Liechty, Liam Liechty, Seth Cockream, Gavin Liechty, Noah Cockream, Carson Reitzel and Cade Reitzel; and mother-in-law, Laura Rasmussen.
Private services were held in Ogden, Utah, at Aaron’s Mortuary for the family. Interment will be in the Evanston City Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to Shriners Hospital in his memory or the Gofundme set up under Mark S. Conway memorial fund would be appreciated.
The family offers a very special thank you to Dr. Jonathan Baugh and the nursing staff at DMRC in St. George, Utah, for their compassionate, loving service.