Mark Vincent Hurley(1937-2012)

Mark Vincent Hurley, 75, of Evergreen died suddenly of heart failure on Oct. 18, 2012.
He is survived by four children, Shawn (Celeste) of Grand Junction, Kate of Louisville, Will (Maria) of North Carolina, and Neil of Evergreen; six grandchildren; and three siblings, Carol Law of Encinitas, Calif., Regina Breiel of Chillicothe, Ohio, and L. Keith Hurley of Coconut Creek, Fla. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Kathleen; his parents; a sister, Doris Spetnagel; and two brothers, Basil and Harold Hurley.
Mark was born on a farm in Ross County, Ohio, on Jan. 26, 1937, to Irene and William Hurley. He graduated from Chillicothe (Ohio) High School and Ohio University. He served with the U.S. Army Occupied Forces in Japan. He moved to Evergreen in 1970, helped build his own mountain home, and began a long career with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development in Denver.
Mark was an active sportsman. He loved hiking, skiing and most every sport, especially baseball. He played with a local softball league for a number of years.
Mark was a man of sterling character. If he committed to a project or to help a friend or neighbor, you could rely on him to be there to the very end. He loved the Rocky Mountains, and most of all living in Evergreen with its scenic winter landscape and the summer Jazz Festival and fun. During his last years, he attended local events with a very special friend, Lori Greenwood. He talked often of how much he valued his friendship with her.
Services are pending at Christ the King Catholic Church in Evergreen, with burial at Fort Logan National Cemetery in Denver.
Published in Canyon Courier from Oct. 24 to Oct. 30, 2012