Carl “Mark” Robert Markham, Jr. of Cottage Grove, OR died on November 16, 2018 at the age of 88. He was born on July 19, 1930 in Detroit, MI, to parents Carl and Ruth (Waldo) Markham.
He joined the United States Navy in 1947, was Honorably Discharged in 1967. He was in the Fleet Reserve until 1977, 22 years on a diesel submarine. He served in the Asiatic Pacific, and during WWII in Korea and Vietnam. He was a California Game Warden/1963 Deputy of Fish and Game. For a time he built houses. He was also a Logger, Colorado Hunting Guide, and Rescue Diver. He was owner/operator of Planer Technical Service and a world renowned planerman. Mark enjoyed gardening, food preservation classes, woodworking, traveling, reading and cooking for family and friends. Helping people with whatever they needed. He taught Macrame. He liked to make waffles for everyone. He was a bee keeper, and collector of tools, exotic woods, books, movies and friends. He went on the Honor Flight in 2016. Mark was a member of Royal Arch Masons, Cryptic Masons, Eastern Star, Hillah Shriners, American Legion, Dorena Grange, NRA, Knights Templar, and the VFW. He received a Masonic Hiram Award, a Special Recognition Award from the Pacific Northwest Planerman’s Educational Association. Fleet Reserve Association. He married Kay Hague in Cottage Grove on March 19, 2000. He is survived by his wife, Kay; daughters Jill Markham and Rebecca Burns, both of Washington; 6 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by daughter, Sally and son, Matthew. A Celebration of Life and Reception was held at 1:00 PM on Saturday, December 1, 2018, at the Cottage Grove Masonic Lodge, 33322 Row River Road, Cottage Grove, OR 97424. Inurnment will be in Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery in San Diego, CA. In lieu of flowers, please make memorial contributions to Fir Grove Cemetery for Book of Remembrance plaque.
Arrangements are in the care of Smith-Lund-Mills Funeral Chapel in Cottage Grove.