Mark Jensen Easton

May 19, 1966 - August 3, 2020

 
 




Mark Jensen Easton died at his home in Medford Oregon on August 4, 2020 from complications of the corona virus. He was exposed in March of 2020, and finally lost the battle after almost 6 months.

Mark was born on May 19, 1966 in Ogden Utah and was 54 years old when he died. He graduated from Terre Haute North Vigo high school and went on to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from Indiana State University as well as a Master's Degree in Education from Southern Oregon University.

He is survived by his daughters Emma and Ava Easton; his father Richard Easton (Linda); his brother Brad Easton (Sarah); his sister Holly Easton; his nephew Tommy Hulick and his nieces Ashley and Alyssa Easton; and his grandson Greyson Lawson Deubrew..

He is also survived by his best friend Summer Marie

Photos Mark and Summer

He was preceded in death by his mother, Susie O'Connor.

His services are being handled at Rogue Valley Funeral Alternatives in Medford Oregon. Their website is https://www.dignitymemorial.com/funeral-homes/medford-or/rogue-valleyfuneral-alternatives/9883

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Maslow Project in the Rogue Valley. https://www.maslowproject.com/

Mark grew up in Terre Haute, Vigo County, Indiana. The family moved there in 1967. They family bought a new home in Seelyville. Every summer, the family would take a trip west to visit the Easton Grandparents in Beaver City, Beaver County, Utah and O'Connor Grandparents in Portland, Oregon and the Carskadon family at the beach in Seaview, Washington on the mouth of the Columbia River.


Home in Seelyville, Vigo County, Indiana

Photos from the 60's

Mark attended Lost Creek Elementary from 1972 through 1978

Photos from the 70's

Mark attended Woodrow Wilson Middle School from 1978 through 1981

Mark attended North Vigo High School from 1981 through 1984

Mark attended Indiana State University where he obtained a degree in Economics.

Photos from the 90's

In 1993, Mark married Stach Lisher in Dallas, Texas. They moved from there to Las Vages, Nevada where Stacy worked as a Safety Engineer. They were divorced after being married for 4 years.

Mark moved to Indianapolis to be nearer to his family and there is where he met Michelle Gough. They were together for several years, and have a daughter, Emma, who was born in October of 1999.

Mark Michelle and Emma

In 2003, he followed his sister and moved to Ashland, Oregon where he got a job working with young children and decided he would like to teach. This is when he went back to school and recieved his degree Masters Degree in Education from Southern Oregon University.

Mark met and married Cassandra in April of 2010. Their daughter Ava Daniel was born on August 2, 2020.

Mark Cassandra and Ava.

More photos of Ava.

He loved to listen to country music with favorites including the Zac Brown Band, Eric Church and Chris Stapleton. He had an amazing life in southern Oregon where he had lived for the past 17 years and will be missed more than words can say by his family and friends.

He was a loved and valued team leader at the Rogue Creamery in Central Point Oregon. He will always be remembered for his infectious smile, compassionate spirit and positive leadership style.

His daughters, family and friends, were the love of his life. He was kind, smart, funny and a helluva salmon fisherman.

Mark Salmon Fishing on the Rougue River.

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