Obituary for Mark Storres Shockley
Mark Storres Shockley
August 9, 1949 - September 12, 2017
Mark Shockley (age 68) died September 12th, 2017 following a recent illness. He was born and raised in Akron Ohio , the son of Oran and Isabelle V. Shockley. He had 2 sisters , Sally Landes and the late Susan DeArmitt.
Mark graduated from high school in Akron before enlisting in the United States Marine Corps where he served during the Vietnam War era. He then moved to Colorado where he attended Aims Community College and met his first love, Sally Martin. Sally and Mark were married and lived in Greeley and Woods Landing, Wyoming. Mark followed in his father's footsteps and owned a painting and handyman business. He also had numerous jobs working with the disabled and senior citizens. His forte in life was this ... his love for and ability to communicate so sweetly with people from all walks of life. Not a wealthy man, Mark was richer than most; his gifts were treasures from the heart. He would give you the shirt off his back even if that was his only shirt. It is no wonder that this kind and gentle man developed countless deep and endearing lifelong friendships.
In 1986 , Mark met and married his second wife , Lyndon. Their son, Nate, was born the following year and throughout all the coming years, the relationship between the two grew and flourished, giving both tremendous joy and purpose. They cherished their time together , particularly camping and cheering on the Broncos.
Mark had countless hobbies and loves . He was a master story teller,an adept yet modest artist and a skilled craftsman; he loved putting together models( the more complex and detailed the better),he collected everything from stamps to kites, he loved all kinds of music and played the guitar , mandolin and harmonica .. He loved going to concerts and was often found in front of the stage, dancing and savoring every minute. He also enjoyed camping, fishing, and, of course , the Broncos . Sally and Mark were wonderful friends and enjoyed cooking, listening to and playing music together as well as nurturing their annual summer garden . Although divorced, Mark continued to have a rich and full family life with both Sally and Lyndon and her husband , Jim Effinger . He adored his six step children and all of their children and loved them as his own. Mark is survived by his son Nathan Connor Shockley of Greeley, Sally Shockley of Windsor, Hallie Bull of Loveland, Kelly, Greg, Lilly and Chase Seilbach, Carrie, Jacob, Madeline Effinger of Windsor, Andy and Tatum Hitchcock of Denver, Molly, Kevin, Daely and Kylee Trimble and Jesse and Grace Effinger all of Greeley , Sally Landes and Ted and Nora Plehn, of Atlanta, Georgia as well as numerous nieces, nephews and a myriad of friends ! Certainly, his lessons, his love and his goodness will live on through all of us for all time . May he rest in peace !
A Memorial Service/ Celebration of Life will be held on Friday the 22nd of September at 2 PM. It will be at Mark's Funeral Chapel, 9293 Eastman Park Drive Windsor, Co 80550. Please feel free to forego wearing traditional funeral attire and, instead don a Bronco or tye dye shirt (if you feel comfortable doing this) . Mark would have loved this. Following the service, please join us at the American Legion in Windsor for food and the sharing of remembrances of Mark. Online condolences may be made at www.marksfuneralservice.com.