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Mark Hurst Henderson

1947 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
Mark Hurst Henderson Obituary
Henderson, Mark Hurst

Mark Hurst (Mobley) Henderson

Passed of natural causes on 19 February. Mark was born to Leona Clarisse Hurst and James Leonard Mobley on 26 January 1947 in Bryan, Texas.

As a teen, Mark Henderson was active in Morse Code Ham Radio and track. His call number, K5VZY, reached distant lands. At Sandia High School (Class of 1965), Mark excelled in track, holding the record in the half-mile. Mark received his Bachelor's from UNM in 1972 where his time was punctuated by his brotherhood with Sigma Chi fraternity. His life loves included British Leyland motors, namely Triumph motorcycles and MGBs.

After graduating from college, Mark moved to the San Francisco area where he relished the revolution of ideologies and ideals. A fervent reader and thinker, Mark enjoyed intellectual challenges, well-turned phrases, and armchair adventures. He had recently been writing screenplays and stories. Mount Taylor will always bear his imprint in word and deed. Native flutes and drums will always carry his life beat.

Mark worked various jobs in public relations. From his early days at Dunn & Bradstreet to the American Cancer Society, Mark served others in his work. More recently, he designed and managed MediaGuide, a statewide directory of media sources and personnel, based in Albuquerque.

He moved briefly to Bainbridge Island, Washington, where he shared his love of the Pacific Northwest with his New Mexico family. He regularly took his nephews to streams in New Mexico and beaches in Washington. His car trunk was packed with camping equipment. A parachute over the camp remains his signature mark.

Mark lived a solitary life, having lost his only child, Demian Hurst Henderson (Martin). His brother, Dick, recently died.

Mark is survived by his siblings, David Henderson of Albuquerque and Lisa Goetz-Bouknight of Bend, Oregon; two grandchildren, Jacob Martin and Faith Ann Martin; three nieces and two nephews.

He is remembered as gentle soul who was directed by heart, intrigued by words, and guided by loving memories. We will miss our friend, our eldest brother, and our Unkie Markie, always.
Published in Albuquerque Journal on Apr. 24, 2016
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