F. Dickerson, born August 27, 1943 to Maybelle F. and Wesley
R. Dickerson in the small town of Coalville, Utah, passed
on to the great outdoors of Heaven on Thursday, February
Mark grew up in the wilds of Roosevelt,
Utah, riding bikes, playing cowboys and Indians, and fishing
with his three brothers: David, Brent and Bruce. The screams
of his two sisters, Arla and JoAnn, live in the memories
of those who witnessed that teasing shovel or stick full
of a curling snake or mouse.
A lifelong member of the LDS church, Mark
carried a strong testimony of our Savior Jesus Christ and
a deep love for his scriptures. God’s hands on earth
are those who answer his call to serve. Mark devoted three-and-a-half
years on a service mission at the Utah Valley Hospital,
wearing out the knees of many pants as he knelt in prayer
in the hospital rooms of the sick. A friend to the struggling
and downtrodden, he often extended his hand in forgiveness
and non-judgment to lift the spirits of those who needed
it most. Laughter was his soundtrack and lasting smiles
Mark’s zeal for life and boundless
energy has left a legacy of avid hunting, snowmobiling,
fresh and deep sea fishing, snorkeling, scuba diving, four-wheeling,
travel, and a love for amazing food, to the many friends
and family he left behind.
His passion for life was only surpassed
by his passion for his one true sweetheart: Linda Kay Vance.
Their love story began in 1963 on a beach in Santa Monica,
California, and has seen them through forty-eight years
of marriage, six children and spouses: Brian & Trina,
Steve & Michelle, Melinda & Wayne, Eric & Holly,
Kim & Dustin and Scott & Tiffiney, twenty-eight
rambunctious grandchildren, and two pug-dog companions,
Bugle Boy and Miss Piggy.
He laughed, he loved, he lived!
"Crackpot Mark went to Heaven"
And the world lost one funny man.
We love you Dad
Funeral services for Mark will be held
Tuesday, February 8, 2011 at 11:00 am in the Heather Ridge
4th LDS Ward Chapel located at 620 East Heather Road, Orem,
Utah. Family and friends may call on Monday evening from
6:30 to 8:00 p.m. at the Heather Ridge 4th Ward Chapel,
and also at an additional viewing at the church on Tuesday
morning from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. prior to services. Interment
will be in the Pleasant Grove City Cemetery.