Mark Ellis Blanchard

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Mark Ellis Blanchard, 50, of Clear Lake, Texas, passed away on October 13, 2017 with his family by his side. He was born August 23, 1967 in San Antonio, Texas. Mark graduated from Clear Lake High School Class of 1985 and was a proud graduate of Southwest Texas State University in San Marcos in 1989 with a Bachelors of Business Administration and Valencia Community College, Orlando Florida with an Associate in Science - Ornamental Horticulture Technology-Maintenance and Construction Specialization in 1995. He expertly utilized his education as the Landscape Contracts Administrator in the management and implementation of the interior and exterior landscaping projects and contracts at the Orlando International Airport for many wonderful years.

Mark is survived by his wife Jennifer Harlan, his son Reed Blanchard, parents Scott and Margaret Blanchard, sister Michelle Black and brother in law Michael Black, nephews Michael and Matthew Black. Mark was preceded in death by his grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Bob Blanchard and Mr. and Mrs. E.T. McCuller of Port Neches, Texas.

An avid surfer, camper, skier, outdoorsman and horticulturalist, Mark enjoyed life to the fullest, always gave his all and exhibited an incredible attitude and spirit in even the most challenging situations. He was passionate about music and loved to listen to and play music and especially enjoyed live concerts. Always the life of the party, Mark was a true friend and was extremely witty, funny, strong and a brilliantly inspiring person.

In 2002 Mark suffered a tragic car accident severely limiting his movements but he was resilient and a fierce survivor who was an incredible inspiration to all of us. He was involved with and enjoyed supporting his son in all of his many activities.

Mark was a loving father, husband, son, brother, grandson, friend and so much more. He will genuinely be missed.


Published on yourbayareanews.com from Oct. 25 to Nov. 7, 2017