Mark Dewey Killpack

12/02/1958 - 04/19/2019
Service Date: 04/29/2019
Service Time: 11 AM
Service Location: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 2220 North Harris Drive, Mesa, AZ 85203
Visitation Date: 04/29/2019
Visitation Time: 10 AM
Visitation Location: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 2220 North Harris Drive, Mesa, AZ 85203
Interment: City of Mesa Cemetery

Our beloved son, brother, husband, father, and grandfather, Mark Dewey Killpack, died unexpectedly on the morning of April 19, 2019, at the much-too-young age of 60. He leaves behind a legacy of generosity and big-heartedness to all who knew him, and we are heartbroken that we did not have more time on this earth with him.

Mark was born in Logan, Utah, on December 2, 1958, the oldest of Louis and Juanita Killpack. Growing up in Tooele, Utah, he protected and lovingly teased his younger brothers and sister. He graduated in 1977 from Tooele High School where he enjoyed playing basketball and football. During his high school years served as both the regional seminary president and student body president. After serving an LDS mission in Anchorage, Alaska, he married his high school sweetheart, Bevany Ann Nelson, in the Salt Lake Temple on June 14, 1980.

After Mark graduated from the University of Utah, he and Bevany moved to Las Vegas, Nevada followed by Flower Mound, Texas. Mark established a successful career in business where he was widely known for his gregarious personality and generous nature. They eventually found their adopted home in sunny Mesa, Arizona, where they have lived for 24 years and raised their sons, Luke, Adam, and Ben. They never forgot their first home back to Utah, and they helped their sons maintain important relationships with all of the extended family.

Mark was immensely proud of his sons, becoming their biggest soccer, hockey, or fencing fan. He coached and traveled with them throughout the US for tournaments rarely missing any sporting event. Later he became their biggest fan in other ways as he watched them all finish college and enabled them to find their own paths. He truly beamed whenever he spoke about them.

He impacted the lives of many more youth as a soccer coach at Mesa Mt. View High School, making every effort to help students succeed both on and off the field. Mark touched many other lives through his church callings, but especially loved serving as a Sunday school teacher to the youth.

Mark is survived by his wife, Bevany Ann Killpack, and mother, Evelyn Juanita Killpack of Tooele, and preceded in death by his father, Louis A Killpack. He is also survived by his siblings Fred (Connie), Jeff (Kellie), and Lisa; his sons Luke (Jenna), Adam(Taylor), and Ben (Michelle); and his grandchildren, Eliza, Isaac, Mae, and Ruby.

The funeral service will be held on Monday, April 29th, at 11am at the LDS Chapel, 2220 N Harris Dr. With a viewing from 10:00-10:45am prior to the service. Mark will be interred at Mesa Cemetery. Flowers may be sent to Bunker’s Garden Chapel, 33 N Centennial Way.

 

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  • Rachel and Dan Oberan

    Our prayers, thoughts and love have been yours since first we learned of Marks passing. We loved him. He was always kind and generous with us. We are here and will continue loving and supporting your family in the years ahead.
    Lovely,
    Dan and Rachel Oberan

  • Mark will be remembered as one of the sweetest men ever.

    He loved his family and unselfishly shared his talents with hundreds of youth as he served as their teacher and coach.

    Our family will miss him dearly. Thankfully we have so many fond memories to brighten our hearts.

    Mark, we love and miss you. We express our deepest sympathy to your family.

  • So sorry for the loss of a great
    Man, My condolences to the
    Families involved

  • Curtis Clifford

    Mark’s easy going and affable nature made him an instant hit with my son and their friends who spent countless hours at the Killpack home playing video games. There was never any lack of snacks and hospitality there. We love the Killpack family and pray for their comfort and peace to be with them at this time.

  • Harvey and Vikki Wiener

    We are so very sorry to hear about the passing of Mark. He was a wonderful, kind person who will be missed. We have the fondest memories of him. Our deepest condolences to the family.

  • Charles Maxwell

    Farewell my old friend. Until we meet again. To Bevany and her wonderful boys and family, my thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • My condolences to the family. I have many memories of Mark’s giant smile when visiting the CIT offices. It was always nice to see him and Bevany. Appreciative of the kindness always shown to me by the family. Prayers and love sent at this difficult time.

  • Prayers and condolences to the KilIpack family. I worked with Mark at Bank of Texas for several years and found him to be the essence of a true gentleman. Very good at his career, very good with people and a heart of gold. I will have fond memories of him giving me the tour of the LDS church while we were in SLC, Utah on business. Always a man of good advice. Mark will be missed by his family, friends and church.

  • I had the honor of working with Mark In both Dallas and Tempe. A fine outstanding individual who has passed way too soon. My heart aches for his family.

  • We mourn with the Killpack family and rejoice in the many wonderful good memories we have over the years with them. Our Heavenly Father is aware of them and their sorrows this I know.

  • I have never met a nicer person, at least in our industry, than Mark. Always a smile. Always a warm greeting. Always upbeat. Will never, ever forget the halcyon days of CIT and Associated Equipment Distributors. Mark will be sorely missed.

  • My most sincere condolences to the Killpack family. Mark was my high school best friend, hero, and role model. He shared his home, family, and even his toothbrush with me. His family is still my family. I weep at his passing but glory in the knowledge that he is not forever gone.

  • Words fall short of expressing our sorrow for Mark’s passing. We were blessed by his generosity and kindness as he shared several suits for our missionary son. Oh how we shall miss him. May you be enveloped in the arms of a loving Heavenly Father and find comfort in the blessed atonement and resurrection of our Lord and Savior.
    We love you,
    The Hidalgo Family

  • I was a missionary companion to him for 6 months. He was always fun and a great example. I wish we could have stayed connected afterwards so I could meet the boys. Bevany, sorry for his unexpected departure. He’ll be waiting for you the whole time – until it’s your turn.

  • John and Ruthanne McLelland

    The news of Mark’s passing came as a shock to our family as it did to many others. Mark was a dear friend. We had lots of good times talking about our youth and sports. Mark was gentle and kind but it was his laugh that we will remember. It was contagious! Mark’s sons all have some of his traits and that will serve them well. Mark was always concerned about my health. He wanted to know how I was feeling followed by a hug or strong handshake. Love you Mark, Bevany and family!

  • I am so saddened by the news of Mark’s passing. What a wonderful family he has here in the Tooele Valley and they are all loved. I remember when Mark and my cousin Bart took Bart’s sister Dawn and I to the drive-in in Erda. We had a great time and Mark was always so friendly. My prayers are with the whole Killpack family and all friends that are grieving.

  • I’ll miss you brother. Til we meet again

  • Leanne Douglas

    Todd and I were so sorry to hear about Mark’s sudden passing. Praying for your family during this extremely difficult time.

  • So sad to hear of Marks passing. It was my good fortune to have gotten to grow up with Mark and his brothers and the rest of thy Vine Street gang. Mark was a friend to all he came in contact with. God Bless!

  • Gary and Bonnie Carter

    Nita, Bonnie and I send our deepest condolences and sympathy in the passing of Mark. We know first hand of the heartache of losing an adult child..Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family…

  • Rodger Garrison

    Bevany,
    We have not met. Your husband Mar and I have known each other since for more than 20 years and his years with CIT. I was with the competition but during both of our careers, we became good industry friends. Mark was very well respected in our industry. He will be missed and was much too young to leave at this time in life. From our conversations, we shared a lot about our families and knew that he liked my family was his number one priority. Marks # 1 priority to be a provider for his family and love his family each day. My Prayers are with you Bevany and your family. Rodger W. Garrison

  • Steven VanKlompenberg

    Mark was my mentor when I worked CIT in Chicago. Great personality and spirit. One morning he called a family member while I drive and he bellowed happy birthday loudly, proudly and unapologetic. Too soon Killpack.

  • Brad and Melissa Crider

    We are so grateful for the opportunity to know the Killpack family. Mark was a Sunday school teacher to our two oldest children. It was a huge blessing in their life to have Mark teach them the gospel of Jesus Christ. Mark was able to connect with youth and provide them with an immense feeling of love. Our children will remember the impact Mark had on them for the rest of their lives. Mark will no doubt be ministering in heaven as he did here on earth.

  • Bonnie and Garth Drain

    Our hearts were broken when we heard of Mark’s passing. We will miss his gregarious smile and warm heart. Jason practically lived at the Killpacks growing up and loved playing soccer on teams he coached. We have a special gratitude for all Mark did to teach and share his testimony with our children. He played an integral part in helping us raise our children but especially our boys. He was Garth’s go to person at wedding receptions; we will sorely miss his company. Our prayers are with you all.

  • It was my honor to meet the Killpack family in 1993 in Flower Mound TX. He was a friend of my in-laws, David & Joann Fry. Through them I was introduced to Mark. Having recently graduated from college the Fry’s reached out to Mark re employment opportunities. He graciously invited me to interview for a job at The CIT Group. I was not a perfect applicant but he took a chance on me. I worked with Mark in Dallas & Tempe AZ with CIT. He was a good friend and mentor. I can truthfully say I would not be where I am today without Mark Killpack. Love you my friend!!

  • Paul & Geneal Dart

    Our love and prayers go out to your family at this time. We have been education all of our lives and have known the family so well. Mark played football for me and we loved the killpack boys so much. Louie was a friend and mentor to our children as they went through the Junior High School. We have many fond memories of these kids in high school. Juanita was a friend and mentor to Geneal when when she worked at Tooele Army Depot. May you feel of our love and the love of the Comforter.

  • So sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you.

  • I just heard of Mark’s passing today and the shock has not warn off. We worked together for many years prior to my retirement in 2010 and he was one of a kind. A friend, a valued colleague and a teammate that you wanted on your side. My condolences to the family and friends. We have all lost a brother.

  • Kirk and Paula Watkins

    How do you comment on all the memories? We were shocked to hear of Mark’s passing. He will be greatly missed. We were student body officers together during our senior year at Tooele High School. Kirk was his room mate during our freshman year at BYU. Great memories.

  • I’m just hearing of Mark’s passing and still in a bit of shock. I worked for Mark for many years at CIT. His ability to balance counter capitalistic attributes such as fairness, kindness, generosity and the utmost respect for people differentiated and distinguished Mark from the rest, forcing us younger guys to emulate him when chasing the goal. I have nothing but respect, love and admiration. We had lost touch for well as we changed companies, but I still remember seeing Mark time to time Over the years. It was always the same – big smile, ask how I was doing, and with as important the big bear hug! The man touched many lives, including a wayward young kid from Jersey. The wound never heals but May the family find peace in your belief in Him and knowing that Mark had a wonderful life, demonstrating the virtues of caring and sharing.

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