Thomas Carroll Mark was born December 9, 1951 in Torrington, WY to Ralph and Agnes (Boruff) Mark. He passed away peacefully on September 28, 2021, surrounded by loving family. Tom was the youngest of 10 children, with whom he shared many adventures. He attended college and then chose the U.S. Navy as his career in 1971. In January 1973, he married the love of his life, Barbara Milligan with whom he had three children. Tom’s Navy career took him throughout the world during 21 years of service. He enhanced his experience in many fields, including programming the flight simulator for the F-14 Tomcat. A true renaissance man, he was a jack-of-all-trades and master of many things including artist, musician, computer programmer, (wonderful) Santa Claus, every aspect of theater arts, martial arts, window painter, author and genealogist, to name just a few. He adored his talented wife and children and felt that they made his life complete. He loved his Heavenly Father and the gospel, especially working on genealogy. The best advice he ever gave his children was, “You become who you hang out with, so choose wisely.” He was a wonderful father and grandfather, teaching them many things including how to laugh, enjoy life, cook and play the guitar. He enjoyed teasing them, as well! He will be sorely missed here on earth but is likely being joyously received by those who have preceded him.
He is survived by wife Barbara, children Adam (Heather), John (Krissi), Sarah (Johnny); grandchildren Keegan (Holly), Joey (Olivia), Kyla, Deven, Lillian, Matthew, Sophia, Liam and Tucker; great-grandchildren Parker and Aiden; sisters Helen Skelcher Floyd and Amy Mark Jensen. He was preceded in death by his parents; siblings Philip, Jim, Jack and Dan Skelcher, Freeman, Harley and Pete Mark.
A funeral service will be held Saturday, October 9, 2021 at 11:00 am with a visitation starting at 9:30 am at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints located at 607 W. Locust Lane Nampa,Idaho. A private committal service will be held a later date at The Idaho State Veterans Cemetery. To watch the service please go to the following link and click Locust Lane https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.oneheartonemindnampa.com%2Fbroadcasts&data=04%7C01%7C%7C2943635dc71e423d520508d8a43e3da3%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C637439934512982479%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&sdata=Miwzkd%2Bqqn1r1R5XREalXtNLgQbK8%2BF0b%2Bryu4eeoH0%3D&reserved=0
In lieu of flowers donation can be made to the Idaho State Veterans Home.